Chair of the BDA's Food Allergy and Intolerance Specialist Group
Carina Venter obtained her BSc Dietetics degree from the University of the Free State in 1993 and a registered dietitian in South Africa, UK and USA. Carina moved to the UK in 1997 and gained her PhD in 2007: Food Hypersensitivity amongst children on the Isle of Wight - An in depth dietary investigation from the University of Southampton United Kingdom.
She is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and provides weekly dietetic cover to two allergy clinics (one adult and one paediatric) on the Isle of Wight. She is past chair of the British Dietetic Association’s Food Allergy and Intolerance Specialist Group and a member of the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Council. Carina is also an Allied Health Interest Group Board member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Carina is Food Allergy Module Leader on the MSc in Allergy at Southampton University and is co-author of the book: Food Hypersensitivity: Diagnosing and Managing Food Allergies and Intolerances.