Project Working Groups

The National Allergy Strategy relies on the volunteer contributions of many people to assist with the development of resources and implementation of projects. We are particularly grateful to the members of working groups who regularly assist. While it is not possible to acknowledge everyone who has contributed their time as a volunteer to the National Allergy Strategy on this website, we are extremely thankful for everyone’s contributions.

Nip allergies in the Bub food allergy prevention project

  • A/Prof Richard Loh (NAS Co-chair)
  • Dr Preeti Joshi (Project Lead)
  • Maria Said (NAS Co-chair/Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia CEO)
  • Dr Michael O’Sullivan (clinical immunology/allergy specialist)
  • Prof Dianne Campbell (clinical immunology/allergy specialist)
  • Dr Merryn Netting (dietitian)
  • Ms Jody Aiken (Allergy &Anaphylaxis Australia)
  • Ms Jill Smith (Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy CEO)
  • Dr Alan Leeb (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners)
  • Bernice Boland (Maternal Child and Family Health Nurse Association)
  • Dr Peter Goss (Australian Paediatric Society and Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
  • Jemma Weidinger (nurse practitioner - dermatology)
  • Deryn Thompson (nurse - dermatology)
  • Emma King (nurse practitioner – dermatology)

Food Service project

  • Kirsten Grinter (Project Lead)
  • Dr Merryn Netting (Deputy Project Lead)
  • Maria Said (NAS Co-chair/Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia CEO)
  • Natalie Stapleton (Dietitians Association of Australia)
  • Charlene Grosse (dietitian, private hospital)
  • Gary Kennedy (Institute of Hospitality in Health Care)
  • Gail Carroll (Meals on Wheels)
  • Denise Cruikshank (dietitian, Queensland Health)
  • Ingrid Roche (dietitian, public hospital)
  • John Wilks (Catering Manager, Perth Children’s Hospital)
  • Suzanne Kennewell (Dietitians Association of Australia)
  • Jody Aiken (Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia)

250K youth project – Sydney camp

  • Maria Said (Project Lead/NAS Co-chair/Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia CEO)
  • Pete Griffiths (Australian Camps Association)
  • Sally Voukelatos (Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia)
  • Dr Merryn Netting (Allergy dietitian)
  • Dr Melanie Wong (clinical immunology/allergy specialist)
  • Briony Tyquin (Allergy nurse)
  • Nadi Fernando (psychologist)
  • 250K Youth Advisory Team

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National Allergy Strategy Rationale

Allergic diseases have become an increasingly important chronic disease and public health issue in Australia and other developed countries over the last two decades, contributing to increased demand for medical services, significant economic cost of care and reduced quality of life of people with allergic diseases and their carers.

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National Allergy Strategy Websites and Courses

All about Allergens
All about Allergens
The next step for cooks and chefs
The next step for cooks and chefs
Authorised Officers Resources
All about Allergens
Food allergy prevention
e-training for health professionals
Food allergy prevention e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis
e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis e-training for health professionals
Food Allergy Education
for the community
Food Allergy Education
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
250K for teens and young adults
250K
Nip Allergies in the Bub

Lead organisations

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Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the leading medical organisation for allergy in Australia. 

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is the leading patient support organisation for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | 250K Youth Project | Food service | Drug allergy | Shared Care Model

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