Hazel Gowland BA(Hons), PGCE, MSoFHT, MREHIS, FIFST has had a severe allergy to nuts and peanuts since early childhood and has survived a number of life-threatening reactions. She has worked at national level with the Anaphylaxis Campaign since its earliest days in 1994 and is its Food Adviser.
Hazel supports and advises those at risk from severe food allergies, both through personal experience and professional expertise.
This work also involves food suppliers as well as families, schools, food enforcement officers, local and national government, doctors, specialist nurses and dieticians. Hazel develops accessible e-learning resources and allergy training courses for food handlers in the workplace.
Hazel investigates deaths and ‘near misses’ from food allergy, provides expert evidence and undertakes scientific, clinical and consumer research into why and how allergen avoidance may fail and how those at risk may be protected.