Meet The Allergy Team’s Expert Supporters

Some of the UK’s leading health professionals specialising in food allergies have shared their vast knowledge with The Allergy Team. It means you’ll find the very latest and reliable information on our platform. We’re very fortunate to have their support.

Deirdre Brown

Deirdre Brown

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Deirdre Brown is a Children’s Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Children’s Allergy Service at the Whittington Hospital. She is passionate about supporting children and their carers to manage their allergies in the context of their everyday life and at school. 

Karen Cragg

Karen Cragg

School Nurse

A Registered Nurse, Karen Cragg works at a secondary school in Cheshire. She has a particular interest in supporting pupils with allergies and making schools safer for them because her son has a food allergy. 

Professor George Du Toit

Professor George Du Toit

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy

Professor George Du Toit has been at the forefront of research into Oral Immunotherapy Treatment for children with food allergies. He is a Professor in Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’.

professor Adam Fox

professor Adam Fox

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy

Adam Fox is Professor of Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London. He is past-President of the BSACI and a Consultant Paediatric Allergist at Evelina London Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas), the UK’s largest specialist children’s allergy centre. Prof Fox also has a private clinic.

James Gardner

James Gardner

Nurse Consultant in Children's Allergy

James Gardner has supported families as a Nurse Consultant at hospitals in Newcastle and London, including Great Ormond Street. He now works in private practice. 

Dr Polly James

Dr Polly James

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Polly James is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in supporting people with allergies. She works with children and their families to help them cope with the impact of living with allergies, including anxiety about having a reaction and fear of using adrenaline pens.

Dr Deb Marriage

Dr Deb Marriage

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Dr Deb Marriage is Lead Paediatric Allergy & Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist at Bristol Children’s Hospital. She is also Chair of the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology Nurses Group.

Dr David Mass

Dr David Mass

General Practitioner

Dr David Mass is a GP with a specialist interest in allergy. He has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of allergic disease – including Eczema, Food Allergy, Rhinitis and Asthma. David performs supervised feeds, food challenges and desensitisation to allergens. 

Dr Karen Murphy

Dr Karen Murphy

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Karen Murphy is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in allergy. She works within a children’s allergy service at a leading London hospital where she provides psychological support to children and young people with allergies. Karen also has a private practice.

Dr Neeta Patel

Dr Neeta Patel

Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Neeta Patel is Allergy Lead at the Whittington Hospital in London. She developed the first primary care multi-disciplinary allergy service in the country. The Whittington allergy service now runs 6 one-stop clinics in the hospital and community, seeing over 1,200 children with allergies every year.

Professor Graham Roberts

Professor Graham Roberts

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy

Professor Graham Roberts is President of the BSACI and Professor and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Respiratory Medicine at the University of Southampton. He is also joint Director of the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre on the Isle of Wight.

Lucy Upton

Lucy Upton

Paediatric Dietitian

Lucy Upton is a Children’s Dietitian and feeding specialist with a focus on food allergy. She’s got a loyal following on Instagram @childrensdietitian.

Karen Wright

Karen Wright

Specialist Allergy Dietitian

Karen Wright is a registered dietitian based in London providing online consultations. She has a special interest in Food Allergy and has completed the Masters Degree in Allergy at the University of Southampton.