By Allergen Bureau

Renowned Paediatric Immunologist Professor Dianne Campbell Joins VITAL Scientific Expert Panel (VSEP)

We are thrilled to announce that Professor Dianne Campbell, an esteemed academic Paediatric Immunologist, will be joining the VITAL Scientific Expert Panel.

Professor Dianne Campbell has over 28 years of experience in the diagnosis and management of children with allergic disease, with a focus on clinical research in paediatric food allergy.

She undertook her medical degree at the University of Sydney, PhD at the University of Melbourne and postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, before returning to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney University.

She served as Chair of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Children’s Hospital Westmead/ Sydney University (2010-2019), was Chair of the Paediatric Subcommittee for Australian Society for Clinical Allergy and Immunology (2010-2016) and is current lead of the National Allergy Centre of Excellence Training & Innovation Hub (2023-2026).  She is currently an Adjunct Professor (Sydney University) and an honorary Senior Staff Specialist (Children’s Hospital at Westmead) and works part time in biotechnology (DBV-Technologies).

She is an author of over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, with extensive experience with clinical cohort and RCT studies in children with allergic disease, is a Chief Investigator in the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CFAR 3) and has been/is a Chief Investigator in multiple NHMRC funded clinical trials.

She has played major roles in the creation of Australian national prevention of food allergy guidelines, standardisation of food challenges and anaphylaxis education and training for schools and childcare. She is an associate editor for Clinical and Experimental Allergy, and an invited reviewer across all major Allergy journals, other generalist high impact journals and many national and international grant bodies and agencies.

Professor Campbell has also extensive experience in curriculum design, teaching and assessment and higher degree supervision, serving as the Head of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney (2011-2015) and supervising many allergy and immunology advanced trainees, Masters and PhD students.

We extend a warm welcome to Professor Campbell and express our gratitude for her commitment to lending her expertise to the VITAL Scientific Expert Panel (VSEP). Dr Campbell’s involvement ensures that the VITAL program remains grounded in evidence, stays ahead of the latest scientific advancements, and continues to bridge the gap between clinical knowledge and practical food allergen management for consumers.