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Role Team Leader / Senior Research Officer
Research area Population Health

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Dr Vicki McWilliam is a Clinician-Scientist fellow in the Population Allergy Group, Senior dietitian in the Department of Allergy and Immunology at the Royal Children's Hospital and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne.

Vicki is one of Australia's leading paediatric allergy dietitians with more than 20 years of clinical experience and a decade of specialisation in food allergy. Her expertise has seen her not only involved in the care of children and families with food allergies but teaching, training, resource development, service delivery review and policy work in the area of food allergy.

Vicki embarked on formal research alongside her clinical role with completion of her PhD in 2019 with the University of Melbourne. The primary outcomes from her PhD have contributed to international understanding of the prevalence and natural history of tree nut allergies, and prediction of tolerance to cashew nut in children with IgE mediated cashew allergy.

She continues her research alongside her clinical role and is passionate about streamlining the interface between clinical care and research. Her program of work is focused on exploring dietary interventions that will prevent food allergy development and improve the management and treatment of established food allergies.
Dr Vicki McWilliam is a Clinician-Scientist fellow in the Population Allergy Group, Senior dietitian in the Department of Allergy and Immunology at the Royal Children's Hospital and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics at the...
Dr Vicki McWilliam is a Clinician-Scientist fellow in the Population Allergy Group, Senior dietitian in the Department of Allergy and Immunology at the Royal Children's Hospital and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne.

Vicki is one of Australia's leading paediatric allergy dietitians with more than 20 years of clinical experience and a decade of specialisation in food allergy. Her expertise has seen her not only involved in the care of children and families with food allergies but teaching, training, resource development, service delivery review and policy work in the area of food allergy.

Vicki embarked on formal research alongside her clinical role with completion of her PhD in 2019 with the University of Melbourne. The primary outcomes from her PhD have contributed to international understanding of the prevalence and natural history of tree nut allergies, and prediction of tolerance to cashew nut in children with IgE mediated cashew allergy.

She continues her research alongside her clinical role and is passionate about streamlining the interface between clinical care and research. Her program of work is focused on exploring dietary interventions that will prevent food allergy development and improve the management and treatment of established food allergies.

Top Publications

  • Soriano, VX, Ciciulla, D, Gell, G, Wang, Y, Peters, RL, McWilliam, V, Dharmage, SC, Koplin, JJ. Complementary and Allergenic Food Introduction in Infants: An Umbrella Review.. Pediatrics 151(2) : 2023
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  • Imran, S, Neeland, MR, Peng, S, Vlahos, A, Martino, D, Dharmage, SC, Tang, MLK, Sawyer, S, Dang, TD, McWilliam, V, et al. Immuno-epigenomic analysis identifies attenuated interferon responses in naïve CD4 T cells of adolescents with peanut and multi-food allergy.. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 33(11) : e13890 2022
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  • McWilliam, V, Venter, C, Greenhawt, M, Perrett, KP, Tang, MLK, Koplin, JJ, Peters, RL. A pragmatic approach to infant feeding for food allergy prevention.. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 33(9) : e13849 2022
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  • Roche, I, Vale, SL, Hornung, CJ, Zurzolo, GA, Netting, MJ, Dharmage, SC, Gray, C, Lee, NA, Lacis-Lee, J, Jorgensen, PF, et al. An International First: Stakeholder Consensus Statement for Food Allergen Management in Packaged Foods and Food Service for Australia and New Zealand.. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 10(8) : 2056 -2065 2022
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  • Brettig, T, Dalziel, K, Koplin, JJ, Dang, T, Lange, L, McWilliam, V, Sato, S, Savvatianos, S, Perrett, KP. Ana o 3 sIgE and diagnostic algorithms reduce cost of cashew allergy diagnosis in children compared with skin prick test: A cost comparison analysis.. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 33(8) : 2022
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