Meet the Team

Dr Alison Walker-Fraser Chair

Alison is a freelance business-management consultant who works across public, charity and private sector companies, in areas of board & executive level engagement, strategy, governance and HR. Alison became a Trustee of Anaphylaxis UK in 2017 and the Chair in[…]

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Peter Littleton Vice-Chair

Peter Littleton is currently the Technical Director for one of the UK’s leading suppliers of specialist detergents and disinfectants for the food, beverage and dairy industries – Christeyns Food Hygiene Ltd. In this position, Peter’s enthusiasm and commitment has led[…]

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Dr Helen Evans-Howells Chair of the Anaphylaxis UK Clinical and Scientific Panel & Trustee

Dr Helen Evans-Howells (née Howells) is a GP in Bournemouth. Helen developed an interest in allergies when her eldest son Ethan was born and developed milk and nut allergies. In order to ensure he received the best care she undertook[…]

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Simon Williams Chief Executive

Simon Williams, in his role as Chief Executive of Anaphylaxis UK, has been a driving force behind the modernisation and expansion of the charity. His leadership has not only transitioned the organisation but has also fostered a more collaborative culture.[…]

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Lesley Ingram Head of Finance and Operations

Lesley joined Anaphylaxis UK in 2018 and is responsible for the charity’s Finance and Operations. Having studied with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and with a long career of senior finance roles in the private sector, Lesley brings many[…]

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Professor John Warner Clinical and Scientific Ambassador

Professor Warner will be supporting Anaphylaxis UK in providing evidence-based information on serious allergy and anaphylaxis to the allergic community. John has supported the charity in a number of roles ever since it was established. Now semi-retired, Professor Warner was[…]

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Caroline Fearnley Trustee

Caroline joined the board in July 2023 and brings with her a range of corporate and not-for-profit experience. She’s currently Sales & Marketing Lead at an award-winning consultancy, and formerly led Lyme Disease UK’s annual awareness campaign. Caroline has a[…]

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Julianne Ponan MBE Ambassador

  About Julianne Julianne Ponan, CEO of top 14 allergen-free food supplier Creative Nature, is a passionate campaigner and speaker around her personal journey with anaphylaxis and allergies. At the age of just 22, Julianne founded her company and created[…]

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Professor Malcolm Shepherd

Professor Malcolm Shepherd is a Respiratory Physician who specialises in severe adult allergy and asthma. His clinical work focuses on anaphylaxis and severe type I allergy as the director of the West of Scotland Anaphylaxis service. They offer diagnostic, lifestyle[…]

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Richard Wright KC Trustee

Richard Wright KC is a barrister who specialises in Criminal and Regulatory Law. He is the Head of Chambers at Park Square Barristers in Leeds, the Leader of the North Eastern Circuit and a Master of the Bench at the[…]

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Louise Wilkinson Trustee

Louise has over twenty years of experience of advocacy, campaigning and public affairs within the charity sector. Her work has led to significant legislative and policy changes for the benefit of people and wildlife. Louise has fundraised successfully from a[…]

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Taj Randhawa Trustee

Taj has a strong background in Marketing with experience in leading teams to shape and deliver business strategy. She gained her Professional Postgraduate Marketing Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has used her knowledge to support a variety[…]

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Tracey Dunn Ambassador

Tracey is the Executive Headteacher of Fitzmaurice and Westwood with Iford Primary Schools.  Allergy education has been Tracey’s passion for over 10 years since her teenage son had a severe reaction to animal hair and then food.  Tracey found that[…]

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Jo Frost Global Parenting Expert

Jo Frost brings her personal experience with food allergies, along with her childhood development expertise as a global parental expert and international celebrity status to the UK to help the Anaphylaxis Campaign’s work educating children, adolescents and adults about the[…]

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Giorgio Locatelli Michelin-Starred and Television Chef

Giorgio grew up in Northern Italy where his love for food and cooking was nurtured from an early age as his family ran a Michelin-starred restaurant. He has worked across Europe, from Italy to France, Switzerland to the UK. He’s[…]

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Mark Foster World Champion and Olympic Swimmer

Mark Foster is amongst the most successful British swimmers of all-time. Specialising in short course (25 metre pool) and butterfly and freestyle at 50 metres, Mark has represented his country more times and been more decorated than any other male[…]

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Emma Thistlewood Head of Fundraising

Emma is Head of Fundraising at Anaphylaxis UK and lead on corporate fundraising initiatives.[…]

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Dr Anna Murphy

Anna is the consultant pharmacist for respiratory medicine at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Respiratory Integrated Care Pharmacist for Leicestershire Partnership Trust. She has over 25 years’ experience working in the field of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy. She[…]

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Tanya Wright

Tanya Wright is a HCPC registered Dietitian specialising in the diagnosis and management of food allergy and other food hypersensitivity reactions in children and adults with gastrointestinal, dermatological and respiratory symptoms. She works at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in[…]

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Rachel De Boer

Rachel has worked as a Dietitian since 2003, and specialised in Paediatric Allergy in 2009. She currently works within the NHS, leading the Paediatric Allergy dietetics team with the Children’s Allergy service at Evelina London, St Thomas’ Hospital. Rachel is[…]

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Dr Karen Murphy

Karen Murphy is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. She completed her Masters in Mental Health Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London before going on to complete her Clinical Psychology Doctorate at the University of[…]

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Professor Graham Roberts

Graham Roberts is a Professor of Paediatric Allergy and Respiratory Medicine at University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the Director of the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre on the Isle of[…]

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Dr Jo Walsh

Jo is a part time GP partner in Norwich and also works as a PCN Clinical Director. She has an interest in allergy and has been involved in several national allergy projects. Her specific interest is in paediatric food allergy.[…]

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Dr Liz Angier

Dr Liz Angier is committed to improving the care of allergy across the health system with an emphasis on good primary care. She currently combines her work of primary care lead and virtual ward lead within an integrated care system[…]

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Professor Adam Fox

Professor of Paediatric Allergy and Consultant Paediatric Allergist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals. Trustee and Immediate Past President of BSACI and current Chair of the National Allergy Strategy Group.[…]

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Dr Paul Turner 

Dr Paul Turner is a Reader/Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy & Immunology at Imperial College London, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia. His research, funded by the Medical Research Council, European Commission, NIHR[…]

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Dr Matthew Doyle FRCP FRCGP

Dr Matthew Doyle FRCP FRCGP is a General Practitioner with a specialist interest in Allergy. He trained in Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital and went on to study Allergic Medicine at Imperial College, London. Since then he has focussed[…]

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Dr Rebecca Knibb

Dr Rebecca Knibb is an Associate Professor in Health Psychology at Aston University with 30 years of experience conducting research into the psychological impact of allergies. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and conference proceedings in this field.  Her[…]

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Dr Deborah Marriage

Dr Deb Marriage is the consultant nurse for allergy and asthma at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children where she has worked since 2002.  She previously worked in allergy at St Mary’s Hospital, London. Deb has completed the MSc in Allergy[…]

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Dr Tariq El-Shanawany

Dr Tariq El-Shanawany is a Consultant Clinical Immunologist at University Hospital of Wales. He trained in medicine at Cambridge University and Guy’s and St Thomas’s medical school. Following qualification in 2000, he undertook general medicine training in London, Worthing and[…]

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Dr Adrian Hian Ing Sie (MRCP)

Dr Adrian Hian Ing Sie (MRCP), consultant in paediatrics at University Hospital Wishaw, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, trained in Edinburgh and Glasgow.  He has been clinical lead for CYANS (Children and Young People Allergy Network Scotland,[…]

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Professor John O. Warner OBE MD FRCP FRCPCH FMedSci FERS

Clinical and Scientific Ambassador for Anaphylaxis UK. Emeritus Professor, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London and Hon. Professor Paediatrics University of Cape Town. Previously; Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Department, Imperial College 2006-2019 and Professor of Child[…]

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David Reading OBE Honorary President

David Reading OBE is a former journalist who co-founded the Anaphylaxis Campaign (now Anaphylaxis UK) after his 17-year-old daughter Sarah died of an allergic reaction to peanuts in October 1993. David spent 34 years as a writer and editor with[…]

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Dr Alexandra Croom

Dr Alexandra Croom has been a consultant allergist for over 20 years and is now based at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. Her clinical interests include food allergy, mast cell disorders, drug allergy and peri-operative anaphylaxis. She has a long standing[…]

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