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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

  • Ciciulla, D, Soriano, VX, McWilliam, V, Koplin, JJ, Peters, RL. Systematic Review of the Incidence and/or Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Individuals With Food Allergies. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice 11(7) : 2196 -2207.e13 2023
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  • Imran, S, Neeland, MR, Martino, DJ, Peng, S, Koplin, J, Dharmage, SC, Tang, ML, Sawyer, S, Dang, T, McWilliam, V, et al. Epigenomic variability is associated with age‐specific naïve CD4 T cell response to activation in infants and adolescents. Immunology and Cell Biology 101(5) : 397 -411 2023
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  • Koplin, JJ, McWilliam, V, Soriano, VX, Peters, RL. Early peanut introduction To test or not to test?. Annals of Allergy Asthma & Immunology 130(5) : 565 -570 2023
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  • McWilliam, VL, Koplin, JJ, Allen, K, Robinson, M, Smart, J, Loke, P, Peters, RL, Dang, T, Lee, KJ, Dalziel, K, et al. TreEAT trial: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial investigating the efficacy and safety of early introduction of tree nuts for the prevention of tree nut allergy in infants with peanut allergy. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 34(3) : e13930 2023
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  • Payne, J, McWilliam, V, Koplin, JJ, Allen, KJ, Smart, J, Arunothayaraj, S, Perrett, KP. Tree nut introduction in infants with peanut and/or egg allergy. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice 11(2) : 658 -660 2023
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