Dr. Gillian Vance

  • Primary specialty

    Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

  • Qualifications

    MB BChir., MA (hons), Ph.D., MRCPCH (UK)., Dip Med Ed (Newcastle)

  • Clinical interests

    Food Allergy And Anaphylaxis; Pollen-Fruit Syndrome; Asthma; Allergic Rhino-Conjunctivitis And Immunotherapy; Allergic Gastrointestinal Disease; Urticarial And Angioedema; Drug Allergy; Eczema; Venom Allergy.

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  • Professional profile and experience

    Dr. Vance joined ROC Aberdeen in September 2016, adding her distinguished expertise in allergy to the clinical team.

    Dr.Vance qualified in Medicine from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1992.

    She went on to complete higher specialist training in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Southampton General Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital (specialist accreditation, 2005). She took up a consultant post at the Royal Victoria Hospital New Castle upon Tyne in 2005 as clinical lead for the regional (tertiary) allergy service, which provides specialist allergy care to children over the whole of the North East of England and North Cumbria. This service includes both injection and tablet/oral drop desensitization for pollen and house dust mite allergy.
    Dr. Vance has an academic portfolio with initial PhD investigating the early life factors that may influence the development of allergy. She now also leads a team in medical education research at the University of Newcastle.

    Dr. Vance also has a keen interest in teaching and training. She is the course lead for a new online allergy module at the University of Newcastle and is the allergy representative for the specialty training committee at the Royal College of Pediatrics & Child Health, as well as the subspecialty representative on the Education & Quality Training Committee.