Dr Isabel Skypala is a consultant allergy dietitian and clinical lead for food allergy in the asthma and allergy group. She is also an honorary teaching fellow at Imperial College, and honorary research dietitian at Guy's Hospital, London.
Dr Skypala set up a dedicated food allergy clinic in 2010. This was to create a one-stop shop to diagnose food allergies in patients where allergy history and tests have been inconclusive.
In 2014, Dr Skypala was awarded the William Franklin award by the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI). This was the first time a non-medical practitioner had been given this award. This award was for her work in the clinical allergy field.
Dr Skypala is a member of the:
She helped start the Food allergy interest group in the BDA, chairing the group from 2003 to 2006. In 2005, she represented the BDA in the Department of Health's National Allergy Advisory Group.
In 2009, she worked with two other dietitians to set up the International Network of Diet and Nutrition in Allergy (INDANA). This network raised the profile of dietitians in allergy and the importance of diet and nutrition.
In 2014, the AAAAI adopted this, with Dr Skypala as the incoming chair. She also chairs the Allied Health interest group of the EAACI.