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Allied Health IG Representative

James Gardner

Paediatric Allergy

Dpt of Child Health

Royal Free Hospital

Pond St,


Phone: +44 (0) 207 830 2001



I qualified at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London as a Paediatric Nurse and after working in general paediatrics and paediatric haematology I joined the team at St Mary's Hospital, London. I worked as a paediatric allergy nurse under Professor John Warner and team in both clinical allergy and research.

In my current post at the Royal Free Hospital & Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, both in London, I am the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Allergy (Lead).

I am currently studying for my MSc in Allergy from University of Southampton. My main research interest is in food allergy in particular oral allergy syndrome in children and component resolved diagnostics. I am also interested in allergic rhinitis and especially on its effect on quality of life in children.

I have been in involved with the British Society for Allergy and Immunology's Nurses Group and within this new role and interest group for the EAACI I am keen to develop a European network of allergy specialist nurses. I will be working with the INDANA group to promote Allied Health professionals within allergy and the education / training of JMAs.