Bahee Van de Bor is a specialist paediatric dietitian with 12 years of clinical experience at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH). She has recently specialised in the dietary management of ketogenic diets and has also worked in the areas of inborn errors of metabolism, renal and gastroenterology. Bahee regularly teaches at national and international level and has successfully authored three articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has recently developed an app for families following the ketogenic diet and is actively involved with her podcast "Healthy Eating for Kids" and her private clinic at 10 Harley Street.
Dr. Helen Howells
GP With Extended Role in Paediatric Allergy
University Hospital Southampton
Dr Howells qualified from Southampton University in 2005. After rotating through several hospital posts, she undertook GP training and completed this in 2015. She is a portfolio GP working for the Bournemouth GP Urgent Treatment Centre and as a visiting GP for several local surgeries.
Helen became interested in allergy due to her own experiences of managing a child with milk and nut allergies. As a result, she commenced the MSc in Allergy at Southampton University and completed her studies almost two years ago.
Helen has been working with the paediatric allergy team at the University Hospital of Southampton for the last four years. She is the chairperson of the primary care group of BSACI (British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology). She spends a great deal of her free time running allergy education sessions for primary care staff and is an honorary lecturer at Southampton University.
Lynne Regent joined the Anaphylaxis Campaign as Chief Executive (CEO) in October 2008. Prior to taking up this role she spent 30 years working in the NHS in the UK, ultimately as Chief Executive of Crawley Primary Care Trust in the South East. As CEO of the Anaphylaxis Campaign her role is to ensure that the charity achieves its objective of helping people at risk of severe allergies live their lives.
She is a member of the National Allergy Strategy Group (NASG), which is the alliance of the professional organisation for Immunologists and Allergists with patient support groups in the UK. She is also on the Patient Organising Committee for EAACI (European Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology) and on the committee of IFAAA (International Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Association). She is also a member of the EAACI Task force on Anaphylaxis.
During 2013-2017 she led the UK patient group involvement in iFAAM which was the largest ever European-wide study of the severely allergic population to be undertaken, and examined an integrated approach to food allergens and allergy risk management. She is currently on steering groups for a number of current international research projects particularly looking at immunotherapy as the way forward for the allergic sufferer.
Medical Science Liaison
Hayley Kuter is a registered dietitian and joined Abbott Nutrition in September 2018 as the Medical Nutrition Manager for Infant and Paediatrics. She has since moved to a role as Medical Science Liaison (MSL) for the Abbott infant and paediatric team.
She has spent 16 years working in the NHS as a Paediatric Dietitian and has come straight from the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital where she managed the home enteral feeding service for 6 years.
She has also worked at Kings College Hospital in London, smaller community clinics and district hospitals throughout the UK and Australia. In addition, she ran allergy and gastro clinics in private practice.
Hayley has a keen interest in research and completed an NIHR-sponsored Masters in Clinical Research in 2016 (with Distinction). She has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals including an article on anthropometry in the Archives of Disease in Childhood which was Editors choice for August 2018. Hayley has taught on the Masters Module for Paediatric Dietitians and presented at several conferences, including ESPGHAN. She recently published a chapter in the book Nutrition and Neurodisability.
Dr Bruce McLain
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Bruce McLain trained in paediatric gastroenterology in Melbourne, Australia and Vancouver, Canada. Upon returning to the UK, he established his practice in Teesside, where he is still working. Dr McLain’s main areas of clinical practice are inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic oesophagitis, and gut allergy and coeliac disease. In his role as overseas examination lead for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), he has helped to deliver a new exam in 12 countries outside the UK.