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Research pre 2016

To end 2016 

You can help  direct research into allergic disease -  The Kaleidoscope Project

pdfDo you have a child with a Food Allergy, Food Intolerance or Coeliac Disease?96.26 KB

pdfNew Study at Flinders Medical Centre looking into the psychological and social impacts of food allergy2.97 MB

pdfResearch Project: Nuts to You, But Life Changing for Me! - Charles Sturt University463.9 KB

pdfAussies dangerously complacent about food allergies180.07 KB

pdfOral therapy could provide treatment for peanut allergies127.92 KB

Murdoch Childrens Research Centre – 

Allergy & Immune Disorders Murdoch Childrens Research Centre – Allergy & Immune Disorders

Other Research Studies

Food Allergies - Airline Comparison

Research study in Melbourne

Participants sought: Hay fever treatment with oral tablet

Rye grass is a common  allergen
The Alfred Allergy Clinic is conducting a study of oral tablet treatment for hay fever. This new oral tablet dissolves in the mouth before swallowing, and the study will investigate it as an alternative to “allergy shots”. Researchers are seeking 40 patients of both Chinese and non-Chinese background. This treatment could pave the way to relief for the large number of Chinese people who develop grass pollen hay fever in Australia. See more about the Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory medicine's research.
To participate you need to:
•    suffer from Spring hay fever
•    be at least 16 years old
•    be of Chinese or non-Chinese background
•    Visit The Alfred in Prahran 5 times during the course of 15 months
Discuss with your GP if you are interested in a referral and then contact our research nurses on +61 3 9076 3710 or +61 3 9076 2239
Alfred Hospital Ethics Project#: 514/13

Can Egg Allergic Kids Eat Baked Egg?  The CAKE Study.

You are invited to participate in a study that aims to find out if eating products that contain baked egg
(eg cake, biscuits or muffins) helps raw egg allergic children outgrow their allergy to raw egg.


• Children between 6 months and 5 years of age with;

-  A known egg allergy because they have eaten egg and had an immediate reaction or

-  Suspected egg allergy because they have had a documented positive skin test or blood test to egg, but have not eaten egg yet.

• All children need to be on an egg free diet and need to be able to have food challenges to egg.

This research project is being run by the Allergy Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and the Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute, Adelaide.

If you would like to find out more about this study, contact Merryn Netting (Allergy Dietitian) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 08 8161 7443

“STEP” (Starting Time for Egg Protein) Egg Allergy Prevention study

This study is being run in hospital in Adelaide, Perth and Sweden
The recruitment for this study is now closed, for more information. CLICK HERE

 Beating Egg Allergy Trial (BEAT)

The effect of early introduction of egg into the diet of infants at high risk for atopy and subsequent egg allergy: A double blind randomised control study.

Are you pregnant or have just given birth to a child? Do you or anyone in your family have allergies?

The Department of Allergy at The Children's Hospital at Westmead are investigating whether early introduction of egg into a baby's diet affects later development of allergies. If your baby has a sibling or parent with an allergy, then please contact us for further information:

T: (02) 9845 1055 | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Study participants will be offered a full allergy assessment. This study is supported by The Ilhan Food Allergy Foundation. This study has been approved by The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Ethics Committee with approval number 10/CHW/4.

Information Sheet


Victorian Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Study
The Royal Children’s Hospital and MCRI are no longer requiring recruits for a study evaluating a possible new treatment for peanut allergy.
Thank you to everyone who has participated in this study. Results can be expected towards the end of 2012.

Allergy and Immune Disorders Group

Tel: 03 9345 6774 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.



If you are having an allergic reaction follow advice on your ASCIA Action Plan.

If in doubt, give the Anapen® or EpiPen®.

Do not call us for emergency advice.

If you do not have an ASCIA Action Plan and/or an Anapen® or EpiPen® call triple zero (000) for an ambulance.