Dr Mich Lajeunesse is a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy & Immunology at Southampton Children’s Hospital, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton. He is an accredited specialist in Paediatric Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Allergy, a member of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
He was appointed to Southampton in 2008 and is the lead NHS consultant for the Regional Children’s Allergy Service. In 2014 Southampton was recognised as a National Centre of Excellence by the World Allergy Organization.
Dr Lajeunesse is actively involved in food allergy research and is interested in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of food allergy in children and the mechanisms of natural tolerance. He has also undertaken research on the safety of vaccines, especially in children with allergies.
He is a member of the teaching faculty of the Allergy MSc course at the University of Southampton and leads the How to Manage Allergy course hosted by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
He is a out of hours staff doctor at Naomi House Children’s Hospice.
Dr Lajeunesse takes a holistic approach to children with allergic problems and is experienced in the management of complex and severe allergies. He maintains an open minded interest in complementary and alternative medicine and has studied homeopathy. In 2010 he appeared on the Channel Four TV series Embarassing Bodies kids special, treating a child with multiple food allergies.
Specialist Nurse Practitioner
Caz is a Specialist Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years’ nursing experience in a wide range of specialities and roles within the NHS and private health care.
She trained for her RSCN/RGN nursing qualifications at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London, undertkaing adult training in Poole, Dorset, and later qualified as Neonatal nurse at University College Hospital, London.
Caz has a Diploma in Advanced Health Care Practice from Oxford Brooks University and is currently undertaking a Masters of Science degree in Allergy at the University of Southampton.
She is a member of the Royal College of Nursing, the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the Anaphylaxis Campaign and the National Eczema Society.
Her special interests are in the treatment children and adults with eczema and hay fever, and in children with food allergy.
As the mother of four children, two of whom suffered with feeding problems and food allergy, she has first hand experience of what it is like to be a parent of an affected child.
Caz runs her own nurse-led allergy testing clinic for Allergy Healthcare.