Programme Director, Leadership Foundation, UNITED KINGDOM

Doug is currently Programme Director at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education where he leads on a range of key national programmes including Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership, Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching, and the Future Leaders Programme.  Prior to this he was Head of Staff and Educational Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London).


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Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, Makassed University General hospital, LEBANON.  Aziz Koleilat is the Vice General secretary of PASPAGHN (Pan Arab Society Of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology And Nutrition), and an IRB member of MUGH.  

He is the Founder and Chair of the pediatric departments of Berbir, Makassed & Mother and Child Hospitals (Beirut –Lebanon). GINA Mediterranean Member. WHO NCD Research Member. Makassed University General Hospital, Pediatric department.  Aziz Koleilat is the author of many text book chapters and is also a Reviewer and Editor of several Journals. He is a Founder of Makassed Award for best research paper among young pediatricians.



Consultant in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Allergy University College London Hospital, UNITED KINGDOM

Leanne Goh is a consultant in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Allergy at University College London Hospital. She read Medicine at Queen's University of Belfast and was awarded a distinction in her Allergy MSc at Imperial College London.  She is an enthusiastic medical educator and was the Kings College London Allergy Academy education fellow in 2012-2013.  She completed her training in Paediatrics within the London deanery with accreditation in Paediatric Allergy as a special interest. 

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Specialist Paediatric Allergy Dietician at University College London, UNITED KINGDOM

Sophia completed her Nutrition degree in 2004, followed by a Masters in Dietetics at King’s College London, receiving a prize for ‘The Most Distinguished Student in Dietetics’ of her year.  As part of her role Sophia takes part in weekly multi-disciplinary team (MDT) Allergy clinics, assessing complex and often multiply allergic infants, children and adolescents.  She has worked in various London hospitals, before settling into her role of Specialist Paediatric Allergy Dietician at UCL Hospitals NHS Trust, a newly created role as of 2014.


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Professor, Head of Department of Paediatrics, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussels, BELGIUM

Yvan Vandenplas did his medical studies at the ”Vrije Universiteit Brussel” and trained in pediatrics (1981‑1986) at the same University.  He became Head of the Unit for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in 1987 and is Head of the Department of Pediatrics, at the University Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel) and has the Chair of Pediatrics since 1994.  His Ph. D. Thesis was on "Oesophageal pH monitoring for Gastro‑Oesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children" in April 1991.

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Nutrition Committee Chair, Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health and Consultant Paediatrician, Ealing Hospital, UNITED KINGDOM.  

Dr Colin Michie is the Nutrition Committee Chair at the  Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health and a Consultant Paediatrician at Ealing Hospital, London.  He works on a number of committees within the Royal Colleges and Deaneries to improve training and service delivery with respect to nutrition.  Colin Michie was born in Zimbabwe, trained in Cambridge and Oxford and has worked in the Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town and the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, Kingston, Jamaica.


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Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine The Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health UCL. UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Kipps is a consultant in sport and exercise medicine at University College London Hospitals and co-lead on the MSc programme in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health at The Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health at UCL.  He is team doctor for the Harlequins Rugby Club and the medical director of the London and Blenheim Triathlons, as well as assistant medical director of the London Marathon. 


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Specialist Dermatologist, Direction of Pediatric dermatology, Dermatologikum Hamburg, Board member of the European Society of Pediatric Dermatology (ESPD), GERMANY

Dr Barbara Kunz studied human medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. She trained as a specialist at the dermatological clinic of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, in the department for pediatric dermatology at the Hopital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris and the skin clinic at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE).  She joined the DERMATOLOGIKUM HAMBURG as a specialist in 2008.

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Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Infectious Diseases, Imperial College and St Mary’s Hospital. UNITED KINGDOM

Professor of Paediatrics at Imperial College London since 1993, and a Fellow of the United Kingdom’s Academy of Medical Sciences, Simon Kroll heads the Molecular Infectious Diseases Group at Imperial College, carrying out research into the molecular basis for pathogenesis of septicaemia and meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis, and the evolution of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tract microbiota in infancy and its contribution to health and disease.  


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Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Section (Paediatrics), Imperial College, Professor of Paediatric Respirology, National Heart and Lung Institute, UNITED KINGDOM

Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Section (Paediatrics) at Imperial College; Professor of Paediatric Respirology, Imperial School of Medicine at National Heart and Lung Institute; and Consultant Paediatric Chest Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital. He is an NIHR Senior Investigator. 


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