The ADAPTrial Children's Eczema Current Study Team​


Professor Gideon Lack

Professor Lack is a Professor of Paediatric Allergy, Kings College London and a member of the MRC-Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma. He is also Head of the Children’s Allergy Service, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Having completed his medical degree and senior house officer appointments at the John Radcliffe in Oxford he spent 4 years specialising in paediatric allergy and immunology in Denver, Colorado. Over the past 10 years he has worked at St Mary’s Hospital London where he ran the Department of Paediatric Allergy and Immunology.

 

Professor Lack’s research has focused on the prevalence or food allergies in children and the relationship between food allergies, eczema and asthma. He is currently Principle Investigator on the LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut allergy) and EAT (Enquiring About Tolerance) studies, also being run within the Evelina Children’s Hospital at St Thomas’ Hospital.

Dr Susan Chan

Dr Chan is a Biomedical Research Centre Clinical Research Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and a member of the MRC-Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma. Having trained in Medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, she completed her specialist training in Paediatrics in London. She jointly runs the Allergy and Dermatology Clinic for patients with difficult eczema.

 

Her research interests include the use of skin-homing cells to examine the mechanism of peanut allergies in children, and childhood eczema.

Dr Suzana Radulovic

Dr Radulovic joined the research team in 2007 as a Clinical Research Fellow for the LEAP and LEAP-On studies. Originally from Montenegro, Dr Radulovic qualified in Medicine and completed her specialist training in Paediatrics at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. After completing her specialist training, she spent three years working as a paediatrician at the PICU, Institute for Children’s Diseases, University of Montenegro. Dr Radulovic has also supported the EAT and Pronuts studies.

 

Her main research interests are in allergic rhinitis and food allergies.

Dr Emma Wedgeworth

Dr Emma Wedgeworth is a Consultant Dermatologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust. She studied her preclinical medicine at Cambridge University, and graduated with a first class degree. Her clinical studies were at Imperial College School of Medicine,where she was awarded the Edgar Lawley prize for Best Overall Performance in Finals and was Proxime accesit to the University of London Gold Medal. After attaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, she trained in dermatology at the prestigious St John’s Institute of Dermatology, where she holds her current substantive consultant post.

 

She has a specialist interest in Paediatric Dermatology and severe inflammatory skin disorders. She has a number of publications and is actively involved in clinical research. She is a member of the BAD, BSPD and St John’s Dermatological society. 

Dr Victoria Cornelius

Dr Cornelius completed a PhD in statistics at the University of Wales College of Medicine following a degree in Mathematics at Cardiff University. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics at King’s College London and the Deputy Director of the London Research Design Service.

 

Her research interests include collaborative research with clinical academics, and her own statistical research into the monitoring and reporting of drug harms. She is a member of the planning and delivery team for  King´s Imaging Technology Evaluation External Assessment Centre (EAC)  for NICE and forms part of the Kings Health Partners Clinical Trial Unit statistical team. 

Suzie Cro

Suzie Cro is a Research Fellow in Clinical Trial Statistics at Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU), School of Public Health. She has a broad range of experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials and is currently the trial statistician for ADAPT.

 

She has a PhD in medical statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and her statistical research interests include relevant accessible methods for handling missing data in randomised controlled trials.

Helen Fisher

Helen is a research nurse who has worked on several allergy and eczema related clinical trials over the last 10 years and has extensive experience working with children who have allergies and eczema and their families.

 

She has been involved in setting up and running studies including the UK23 immunotherapy for hayfever trial, the Xolair for treatment of peanut allergy trial, and the LEAP study which is exploring whether early consumption or avoidance of peanuts is the best way to prevent peanut allergy. She has also completed a PhD examining participation in paediatric research.

Una O'Dwyer-Leeson

Una trained in nursing at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She has worked in both Acute and Primary Care in general paediatrics and public health. Before joining the ADAPT team, Una worked on the LEAP Study (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy) and currently works on the Pronuts study.

 

Una has a keen interest in research, the social and emotional impact allergy has on children and their families and allergic diseases as a public health issue.

Victoria Timms

Before joining the research team as a Clinical Research Sister, Victoria worked as a Deputy Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Children’s Allergy outpatients department. In this role, Victoria was involved in overseeing food and drug challenges, administering vaccinations and treatments and conducting skin prick testing. She also has a range of nursing experience – from working as a school Health Advisor, to working as a nurse in surgery and intensive care.

 

Victoria is very familiar with clinical research having worked on notable studies such as PRESTO and GAP. Victoria enjoys working in research as it allows her to ask questions and provide organized

delivery of care to the children participating in research.

Gary McGreevy

Gary has been a qualified paediatric nurse for over 11 years. Prior to working in research, Gary worked as an Allergy Nurse in the Children’s Allergy outpatients department. Gary has also worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Kings College Hospital; assisting consultants in allergy clinics, conducting skin prick testing, promoting health and wellbeing with children and their families and conducting nurse led clinics. Before this he worked in PICU for one year as a senior staff nurse caring for very sick children who were mainly ventilated. He has also had a range of nursing experience from working on general paediatric wards, surgical and A&E.

 

Gary is passionate about allergy and he was keen to explore this from a research perspective; how conducting research could enhance treatments in allergy and improve patient outcomes.

Colm Keenan

Colm completed his nurse training in Perth, Australia. He has worked both in Australia and the UK in sectors such as disability services and accident and emergency. Colm was also a Team Leader in general surgery and general medical care for adolescents. Prior to joining the ADAPT study in January 2017, Colm worked as a Bank Nurse for the Research Team.

 

Colm took on the role to extend his knowledge on allergy research; the wide range of research available was particularly exciting for Colm and he wanted to contribute to the changing nature of research carried out by the team.

Jemma Jackson

Prior to working in paediatric allergy research, Jemma worked within multiple acute care settings for over 8 years. Jemma has completed numerous modules and gained qualifications in Paediatric Accident and Emergency, Paediatric High Dependency and Paediatric Intensive Care. These have given her scope to care for a variety of patient’sranging from minor injuries and illnesses to critically sick children requiring intensive care support. Jemma joined the Allergy Research Team to involve herself in the research of new medicinal products for patients whose quality of life is altered due to their allergies.

 

Jemma is interested in improving children’s quality of life and supporting them through the trials that are done here at St Thomas'.

Rahi Jahan

Rahi has a degree in History and Politics. She has extensive experience in supporting and managing clinical trials. Prior to joining the ADAPT team, Rahi worked as a Trial Manager at the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre, where she worked in critical and emergency care studies involving adults and children. In particular, Rahi worked in clinical trials investigating oxygen therapy in critically ill children and treating severe infections in adults.

 

Rahi joined the role looking to gain further experience in paediatric research.