Dr Helen A. Brough
MA (Hons), MSc (Allergy), PhD, MB, BS, FRCPCH
Consultant in paediatric allergy
Specialises in all types of paediatric allergy including food allergy, allergic asthma, hayfever and environmental allergens.
Dr Helen Brough is a consultant in paediatric allergy, and is head of service for the largest children’s allergy service in the UK, at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. She is also certified by the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) as a european paediatric allergist, a title that only 15 other doctors hold in the UK.
She graduated from King’s College, Cambridge University, with double honours in medicine and experimental psychology before going on to complete her clinic training at the Royal Free and University College London Medical School.
She trained in paediatrics in London and was awarded one of the few recognised higher specialist training posts in paediatric allergy and immunology, as the MADEL clinical lecturer. She trained in some of the UK’s leading teaching hospitals: Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College, and Great Ormond Street.
She completed an MSc in Allergy, gaining a distinction at the University of Southampton. She was awarded a PhD in determining routes of developing peanut allergy at King’s College London University.
- Food allergy.
- Atopic eczema.
- Allergic asthma.
- Allergic rhinitis (hayfever).
- Immunotherapy to environmental allergens (eg house dust mite, pollens, pet dander).
- Allergic conjunctivitis.
- Vernal keratoconjunctivitis.
- Eosinophilic eosophagitis.
- Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease.
- Insect sting.
- Latex allergy.
- Food allergy prevention
- Diagnosis and treatment of immunotherapy, asthma, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and eczema.
Special/ research interests
Dr Helen Brough is actively involved in research to prevent, diagnose and treat food allergy.
She also regularly presents research, and the latest developments in allergy, at national and international seminars and conventions. She’s an honorary senior lecturer at King’s College London.
She set up community children’s allergy services, and an allergy transition service for teenagers, to empower them to better manage their allergies. She was awarded ‘Health Professional of the Year’ runner up in 2010 by Coeliac UK.
She is leading the multicentre European Pronuts study and co-authored the LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut) study. She has published a textbook on paediatrics, published original research on the way children become allergic to peanut and new biomarkers for peanut allergy. She was awarded the BSACI Barry Kay Award, for research in paediatric allergy, in 2013.
Membership of professional bodies
- British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Standards of Care.
- European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology.
Evelina London Children’s Hospital.