Prof Graham Roberts
Graham is Professor and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician in Paediatric Allergy and Respiratory Medicine within Medicine at the University of Southampton. Graham qualified in Medicine from the University of Oxford. He completed his doctoral thesis on the safety and efficacy of immunotherapy for childhood allergic asthma. His other research interests included exhaled nitric oxide, quality of life in allergic disease, severe childhood asthma, improving the diagnosis and management of childhood food allergy and, in collaboration with the ALSPAC study, the epidemiology of childhood aeroallergen, food and latex allergy.
Graham took up an appointment as a clinical senior lecturer in paediatric allergy and respiratory medicine in October 2004. He was promoted to Reader in 2007 and to Professor in 2011. He is coordinator of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EACCI) Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines update. Previously he was on the EACCI Executive Committee and previous Chair of the EACCI Paediatric Section. He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy (impact factor 4.217) until 2020. Graham has a translational epidemiological research programme. It focuses on the pathogenesis and natural history of childhood and adult asthma and food allergy together with the development of new strategies to improve the management of asthma, particularly in adolescents.
Graham works clinically within the Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust as a paediatrician specialising in allergy and respiratory medicine.