Dr Helen Howells qualified from Southampton University in 2005. After rotating through several hospital posts, she undertook GP training and completed this in 2015. Since then she has been working as a portfolio GP – working for the out-of-hours service, streaming service and Dorset CCG. Dr Howells became interested in allergy due to her own experiences of managing a child with milk and nut allergies. As a result, she commenced the MSc in Allergy at Southampton University and completed her studies in 2018. Dr Howells has been working with the paediatric allergy team at the University Hospital of Southampton for the last three and a half years. She is the Chairperson of the primary care group of BSACI and spends a great deal of her free time running allergy education sessions for primary care staff, including organising allergy study days for the Wessex LMC.