Clinical expertise

Professor Helen Brough is a consultant in paediatric allergy  certified by the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) as a European paediatric allergist, a title that only 15 other doctors hold in the UK.

She uses her expertise to treat patients with a range of allergy and immunotherapy conditions such as:

  • food allergy
  • atopic eczema
  • allergic asthma
  • allergic rhinitis (hayfever)
  • immunotherapy to environmental allergens (eg house dust mite, pollens, pet dander)
  • allergic conjunctivitis
  • vernal keratoconjunctivitis
  • sinusitis
  • eosinophilic eosophagitis
  • eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease
  • insect sting
  • latex allergy

She specialises in allergy testing and treatments including:

  • food allergy prevention
  • immunotherapy treatment
  • diagnosis and treatment of asthma, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and eczema


Professor Helen Brough is a consultant in paediatric allergy, and is head of service for the largest children’s allergy service in the UK at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

She graduated from King’s College, Cambridge University, with double honours in medicine and experimental psychology before going on to complete her clinic training at the Royal Free and University College London Medical School.

After training in paediatrics she was awarded one of the few recognised higher specialist training posts in paediatric allergy and immunology, as the MADEL clinical lecturer. She trained in some of the UK’s leading teaching hospitals: Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College, and Great Ormond Street.

Professor Brough completed an MSc in Allergy, gaining a distinction at the University of Southampton. She was awarded a PhD in determining routes of developing peanut allergy at King’s College London University.

Research interests

Professor Helen Brough is actively involved in research to prevent, diagnose and treat food allergy.

She also regularly presents research, and the latest developments in allergy, at national and international seminars and conventions. She’s an honorary senior lecturer at King’s College London.

Professor Brough set up community children’s allergy services, and an allergy transition service for teenagers, to empower them to better manage their allergies. She was awarded ‘Health Professional of the Year’ runner up in 2010 by Coeliac UK.

She is leading the multicentre European Pronuts study and co-authored the LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut) study. She has published a textbook on paediatrics, published original research on the way children become allergic to peanut and new biomarkers for peanut allergy. She was awarded the BSACI Barry Kay Award, for research in paediatric allergy, in 2013.