18th June 2013
Professor John Warner, a former trustee of the Anaphylaxis Campaign and now an active member of our Clinical and Scientific panel has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to food allergy research.
Professor Warner is consultant paediatrician at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on children’s allergies.
On Thursday 20 June from 1pm until 2pm, Professor Warner will be receiving questions during our live #KidsAllergy web chat with Imperial College on all aspect of children’s allergies. For more information and how to take part in the web chat, visit here.
Lynne Regent, CEO, the Anaphylaxis Campaign said, “Everyone at the Anaphylaxis Campaign is delighted to see that Professor Warner has been honoured in this way. He has been a very active supporter of our charity for many years and continues to play a key role in our work to support people with severe allergies.”
Professor Warner said he was honoured to receive the award, he said, “It was unexpected and unasked for. I feel very flattered and honoured that my research and the research of my team has been recognised in this way.”
Professor Warner has been involved in food allergy research over the past 25 years. He is a former member of the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes and some of his research was funded by the Food Standards Agency, an independent government agency responsible for food hygiene and safety.
Professor Warner is president of the Academic Paediatric Association of Great Britain and Northern Island and also a member of the Speciality and Training committee of the World Allergy Organisation. His research has focused on the early life origins of asthma and related allergic and respiratory disorders. He is currently working on a programme to improve knowledge and co-ordinate the management of children with allergies in general practices, nurseries, schools and home (for more information see www.itchysneezywheezy.co.uk ).
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