Imperial College London

Dr Robert Boyle

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Reader in Paediatric Allergy



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Paediatric Research UnitQueen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Clinical Senior Lecturer 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, and Director of the Paediatric Research Unit from 2013. 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.

His main research focus is the primary prevention of allergic diseases, using both nutritional and non-nutritional interventions. Dr Boyle's Paediatric Research Unit is 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. Dr Boyle was commissioned by the UK Food Standards Agency to undertake a comprehensive review of the evidence that dietary exposures during pregnancy or infancy are linked to allergic or autoimmune diseases. This work will inform revised UK Department of Health advice on infant feeding, to be published in 2016/17.(

Dr Boyle is a Clinical Editor for the Cochrane Skin Group, a Co-Editor for Clinical and Experimental Allergy, Director of the Follow my Footsteps course, and Deputy Director of the Imperial College London Allergy MSc programme( He has been awarded over £2 million of research funding during his time at Imperial College London, and is regularly invited to speak at international conferences.

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Boyle RJ, Umasunthar T, Smith JG, et al., 2017, A brief psychological intervention for mothers of children with food allergy can change risk perception and reduce anxiety: Outcomes of a randomized controlled trial., Clin Exp Allergy, Vol:47, Pages:1309-1317

Cepeda AM, Thawer S, Boyle RJ, et al., 2017, Diet and Respiratory Health in Children from 11 Latin American Countries: Evidence from ISAAC Phase III., Lung

Chalmers JR, Haines RH, Mitchell EJ, et al., 2017, Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of daily all-over-body application of emollient during the first year of life for preventing atopic eczema in high-risk children (The BEEP trial): protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Trials, Vol:18, ISSN:1745-6215

DunnGalvin A, Koman E, Raver E, et al., 2017, An Examination of the Food Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire Performance in a Countrywide American Sample of Children: Cross-Cultural Differences in Age and Impact in the United States and Europe, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:5, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:363-+

Ierodiakonou D, Garcia-Larsen V, Boyle RJ, 2017, Allergenic Food Introduction and Childhood Risk of Allergic or Autoimmune Disease Reply, Jama-journal of the American Medical Association, Vol:317, ISSN:0098-7484, Pages:87-87

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