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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

  • Durban, R, Groetch, M, Meyer, R, Coleman Collins, S, Elverson, W, Friebert, A, Kabourek, J, Marchand, SM, McWilliam, V, Netting, M, et al. Dietary Management of Food Allergy. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America 41(2) : 233 -270 2021
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  • Peters, RL, Kay, T, McWilliam, VL, Lodge, CJ, Ponsonby, A-L, Dharmage, SC, Lowe, AJ, Koplin, JJ. The Interplay Between Eczema and Breastfeeding Practices May Hide Breastfeeding's Protective Effect on Childhood Asthma. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice 9(2) : 862 -871.e5 2021
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  • Peters, RL, Barret, DY, Soriano, VX, McWilliam, V, Lowe, AJ, Ponsonby, A-L, Tang, MLK, Dharmage, SC, Gurrin, LC, Koplin, JJ, et al. No cashew allergy in infants introduced to cashew by age 1 year. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 147(1) : 383 -384 2021
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  • Imran, S, Neeland, MR, Koplin, J, Dharmage, S, Tang, ML, Sawyer, S, Dang, T, McWilliam, V, Peters, R, Perrett, KP, et al. Epigenetic programming underpins B‐cell dysfunction in peanut and multi‐food allergy. Clinical & Translational Immunology 10(8) : e1324 2021
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  • Wang, Y, Peters, RL, Perrett, KP, McWilliam, VL, Tang, MLK, Lowe, AJ, Ponsonby, A-L, Dharmage, SC, Allen, KJ, Koplin, JJ, et al. Community-Based Adverse Food Reactions and Anaphylaxis in Children with IgE-Mediated Food Allergy at Age 6 Years: A Population-Based Study. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice 8(10) : 3515 -3524 2020
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