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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

  • Vermeulen, EM, Koplin, JJ, Dharmage, SC, Gurrin, LC, Peters, RL, McWilliam, V, Ponsonby, A-L, Dwyer, T, Lowe, AJ, Tang, MLK, et al. Food Allergy Is an Important Risk Factor for Childhood Asthma, Irrespective of Whether It Resolves.. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 6(4) : 1336 -1341.e3 2018
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  • Sasaki, M, Koplin, JJ, Dharmage, SC, Field, MJ, Sawyer, SM, McWilliam, V, Peters, RL, Gurrin, LC, Vuillermin, PJ, Douglass, J, et al. Prevalence of clinic-defined food allergy in early adolescence: The SchoolNuts study.. J Allergy Clin Immunol 141(1) : 391 -398.e4 2018
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  • Field, M, Sasaki, M, Koplin, J, Sawyer, S, Tang, M, Dharmage, S, McWilliam, V, Pezic, A, Douglass, J, Allen, K. P33: ARE SCHOOLS BANNING NUTS? RESULTS FROM A POPULATIONā€BASED SURVEY OF VICTORIAN SCHOOLS. Internal Medicine Journal 47(S5) : 14 -14 2017
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  • Netting, MJ, Campbell, DE, Koplin, JJ, Beck, KM, McWilliam, V, Dharmage, SC, Tang, MLK, Ponsonby, A-L, Prescott, SL, Vale, S, et al. An Australian Consensus on Infant Feeding Guidelines to Prevent Food Allergy: Outcomes From the Australian Infant Feeding Summit.. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 5(6) : 1617 -1624 2017
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  • Loke, P, Heine, RG, McWilliam, V, Cameron, DJS, Tang, MLK, Allen, KJ. Fecal microbial transplantation in a pediatric case of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and specific antibody deficiency.. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 27(8) : 872 -874 2016
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