Clinical Reader in Paediatric Allergy, St Mary's Campus.
Dr Boyle was appointed to Imperial College London as NIHR Clinical Lecturer in 2007, Clinical Senior Lecturer in 2009, Director of the Paediatric Research Unit from 2013 and Clinical Reader from 2017. Prior to this he trained in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology at the Royal Children's Hospital and Melbourne University, Australia where his PhD investigated the mechanisms through which dietary interventions may prevent eczema.
Dr Boyle works in a specialist Clinical Research Facility for studies of Children and Young People, with a focus on the development of new ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating inflammatory conditions which affect young people. His main research focus is the primary prevention of allergic diseases, using both nutritional and non-nutritional interventions.
Dr Boyle's work for the UK Food Standards Agency influenced infant feeding guidance in the UK and internationally. Key findings were that early introduction of egg and peanut reduce risk of allergy to these foods JAMA, that there is no evidence to support recommending hydrolysed formula for prevention of allergic disease BMJ, and that specific maternal dietary supplements during pregnancy and lactation may reduce risk of allergic disease in young children PLOS Medicine. Full reports are on the Food Standards Agency website Timing of Allergenic Food Introduction , Hydrolysed Formula and Other Dietary Exposures and Interventions. Dr Boyle's current clinical trial work is focussed on the possibility that we may be able to prevent eczema and food allergy by improving infant skin care during the first months of life. He led food allergy assessment in the UK BEEP trial, and conducting an individual participant data meta-analysis of infant skin care studies for preventing allergic outcomes.
Dr Boyle is Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Dermatology at the University of Nottingham, where he works as Joint Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Skin Group. He is Senior Editor of the Cochrane Children and Families Network and the Cochrane Mental Health and Neuroscience Network, Joint Editor in Chief of the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy, and contributes to teaching through his roles as Director of the Follow my Footsteps course, and Deputy Director of the Allergy MSc.
Turner P, Boyle R, Baseggio Conrado A, 2021, Food Anaphylaxis in the United Kingdom: an analysis of national data, 1998-2018, Bmj: British Medical Journal, ISSN:0959-535X
et al., 2021, Skincare interventions in infants for preventing eczema and food allergy: A cochrane systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis., Clin Exp Allergy
et al., 2021, Cardiovascular changes during peanut-induced allergic reactions in human subjects, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Vol:147, ISSN:0091-6749, Pages:633-642
et al., 2021, Test-guided dietary management of eczema in children: A randomized controlled feasibility trial (TEST), Clinical and Experimental Allergy, ISSN:0954-7894
Munblit D, Palmer DJ, Boyle RJ, 2021, Maternal Elimination Diet and Symptoms of Cow's Milk Allergy in Breastfed Infants-Reply, Jama Pediatrics, ISSN:2168-6203