Professor Gillian HS Vance - MB. BChir, Ph.D. MRCPCH

Clinical Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy - Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


GMC number: 3669370



  • MB.BChir, Emmanuel College, Cambridge 1992
  • MRCPCH, Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, 1995
  • PhD (Early Life Exposure to a Dietary Allergen – Characteristics and consequences for allergic sensitisation and disease), University of Southampton, 2003
  • Accreditation - general paediatrics and specialty register - paediatric allergy, immunology and infectious diseases, 2005
  • Diploma in Medical Education, University of Newcastle, 2016


Consultant appointments


Consultant in paediatrics / paediatric allergy, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 2005

Clinical Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Newcastle University, 2012



Career history


I studied medicine at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and St Thomas' Hospital, London before qualifying from Cambridge in 1992. I went on to complete specialist training in allergy, immunology and infectious diseases at Southampton General Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital.


My academic career started with a PhD investigating early life factors that may influence the development of allergy. I now have a lead role in medical education research at the University of Newcastle. I also have a keen interest in teaching and training. I am the course lead for a new online allergy module at the University of Newcastle and am the allergy representative for the specialty training committee at the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, as well as the subspecialty representative on the Education & Quality Training Committee.   


I have an interest in all aspects of paediatric allergy, including children with complex, multi-system conditions.


I am the lead for the immunotherapy service at the Great North Children's Hospital, where we offer both injection and tablet/oral drop desensitisation for pollen and house dust mite allergy.



Clinic based at

The Royal Victoria Infirmary,
Royal Victoria Infirmary,
Queen Victoria Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 4LP                              


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