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SENSE members, Jennette Higgs and Kathryn Styles have successfully published their work on effective risk-reducing allergy management in secondary schools in Allergy, the official journal of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).  This is the culmination of a four-year, multidisciplinary team project, working with allergy experts and a series of case study schools. Adopting a participatory action research model enabled development and repeat modification and testing of a process toolkit to support schools in establishing whole school allergy aware procedures and practices.

The final project stages included conversion of the toolkit for access via an online portal, with training and handover of all the materials to Allergy UK, who are now driving the programme through UK secondary schools. Jennette project managed the work from inception and Kathryn was involved in the project development, including standardizing toolkit materials and supporting schools during remote monitoring.


The open access paper is now available at:

To cite paper: Higgs J, Styles K, Bowyer S, Warner A, Dunn Galvin A. Dissemination of EAACI food allergy guidelines using a flexible, practical, whole school allergy awareness toolkit.

Allergy. 2021;00:1–10.

Link to Allergy UK:

DATE: June 2020