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Katie Allen


Professor Katie Allen is a Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Allergist practising in the field of Food Allergy at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

She is Director of the Population Health, Genes and Environment Research Theme at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and is Principal Investigator of the HealthNuts Study which is tracking 5300 infants to try and understand the cause of the new food allergy epidemic. She has published extensively with more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and is co-author of a new book, Kids’ Food Allergy for Dummies.

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