Dr Helen Brough is a highly professional consultant paediatric allergist working privately at The Portland Hospital and The Shard in London. Dr Brough is head of the department for the largest allergic service in the UK at the Evelina London children hospital, Guy's and St Thomas'. She treats all sorts of paediatric allergies and her clinical interests include food allergy prevention, diagnosis and treatment of food allergies, immunotherapy, asthma, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and eczema.
Dr Brough graduated from King’s College, Cambridge University with double honours in medicine and experimental psychology before completing her clinical training at the Royal Free and University College London Medical School. She trained in paediatrics on the South London paediatric training rotation. She was awarded one of the few recognised UK higher specialist training posts in paediatric allergy and immunology and trained in some of the UK’s leading teaching hospitals: Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College Hospital, and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Dr Brough has dual accreditation and is on the specialist register for both general paediatrics and paediatric allergy. She is also certified by the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) as a European paediatric allergist.
In her NHS services, Dr Brough runs a joint allergy and respiratory clinic and previously ran the joint allergy and gastroenterology clinic. She is the Lead Author for the national guidance for atopic eczema for the British Society for Allergy and Clinic Immunology. Dr Brough also runs allergy services for teenagers to empower them to manage their allergies.
Dr Brough was awarded Health Professional of the Year (runner-up) in 2010 by Coeliac UK and the Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in 2020. She leads the Pronuts study, evaluating whether children with one nut allergy can introduce other nuts and has co-authored the LEAP study that looks at preventing peanut allergy in children with eczema.
She is the Chair of the paediatrics section for the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and is on the health advisory board for the patient advocacy charity Allergy UK.