The Centre for Food & Allergy Research (CFAR) is led by the team of Chief and Associate Investigators listed below, and our membership is open to all researchers and clinicians working in paediatric food allergy in Australia and New Zealand.
From 20 founding members in 2013, our membership has now grown to over 100 researchers and clinicians across Australia.
We also support Australia's next generation of food allergy researchers, providing support and training to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers around the country.

Chief Investigators

Doctor Jennifer Koplin (Director) Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Professor Anne-Louise Ponsonby The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Professor Shyamali Dharmage The University of Melbourne
Professor Mimi Tang Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Professor Dianne Campbell The University of Sydney
Professor Susan Prescott The University of Western Australia
Professor Richard Saffery Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Professor Lyle Gurrin The University of Melbourne
Doctor Kirsten Perrett Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Associate Professor Kim Dalziel The University of Melbourne

Associate Investigators

Associate Professor Alice LeeThe University of New South Wales
Professor Andreas LopataJames Cook University
Doctor David MartinoTelethon Kids Institute
Associate Professor Debbie PalmerTelethon Kids Institute
Doctor Jason Tye-DinWalter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Doctor Merryn NettingSouth Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
Professor Peter VuillerminDeakin University
Associate Professor Richard LohThe University of Western Australia
Doctor Thanh DangMurdoch Children’s Research Institute


Previous/Founding Director:
Professor Katie Allen - formerly Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Coordinator: Dr Catherine Hornung - Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Last modified: May 23rd 2019 | Date created: February 2nd 2019