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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

  • McWilliam, VL, Perrett, KP, Dang, T, Peters, RL. Prevalence and natural history of tree nut allergy. Annals of Allergy Asthma & Immunology 124(5) : 466 -472 2020
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  • McWilliam, V, Peters, RL, Allen, KJ, Dharmage, SC, Ponsonby, A-L, Tang, MLK, Smart, J, Perrett, K, Tey, D, Robinson, M, et al. Skin Prick Test Predictive Values for the Outcome of Cashew Challenges in Children. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice 8(1) : 141 -148.e2 2020
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  • Wang, Y, Allen, KJ, Suaini, NHA, McWilliam, V, Peters, RL, Koplin, JJ. The global incidence and prevalence of anaphylaxis in children in the general population: A systematic review. Allergy 74(6) : 1063 -1080 2019
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  • McWilliam, V, Peters, R, Tang, MLK, Dharmage, S, Ponsonby, A-L, Gurrin, L, Perrett, K, Koplin, J, Allen, KJ, investigators, H, et al. Patterns of tree nut sensitization and allergy in the first 6¬†years of life in a population-based cohort. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 143(2) : 644 -650.e5 2019
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  • Peters, RL, Koplin, JJ, Dharmage, SC, Tang, MLK, McWilliam, VL, Gurrin, LC, Neeland, MR, Lowe, AJ, Ponsonby, A-L, Allen, KJ. Early Exposure to Cow's Milk Protein Is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Cow's Milk Allergic Outcomes. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice 7(2) : 462 -470.e1 2019
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