Michael Gold

Dr Michael Gold

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr Gold is a Paediatric Allergist and Immunologist and Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics at the University of Adelaide.

In westernised and developed countries there is an evolving epidemic of allergic disease that primarily affects children under 5 years of age. Recent studies have shown that one in ten Australian children aged 12 months have an egg allergy - the highest documented rate in the world. The Allergy and Vaccine Safety group’s goal is to understand the immunological mechanisms associated with the prevention and management of food allergy (in particular egg allergy), and to understand the role of early-life egg exposure in the development of tolerance to egg.

Recently multiple trials have been conducted to investigate early versus late introduction of egg into an infant’s diet, the possible therapeutic benefits of heat-treated egg, and fish oil supplementation in pregnancy. These studies are now completed, are being analysed, and will provide an evidence base for feeding guidelines for infants and mothers both nationally and internationally.

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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Newborn Screening for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jovanka King
    2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The effect of Prenatal Supplementation with Omega 3 Long Chain Poly-unsaturated Fatty Acids (LCPUFA) on Childhood Allergic Disease at Six Years of Age Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Karen Best
    2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Postmarketing Vaccine Safety Passive Surveillance: An exploratory study of parent and healthcare provider reporting of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Adriana Parrella
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Nutritional strategies for allergy prevention, diagnosis and treatment, with a specific focus on egg allergy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Merryn Netting
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor The Ethical, Legal, and Social Acceptability of Health Data Linkage in the Australian Context: An Investigation of Current Practices, Perceptions, and Public Attitudes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Vicki Xafis
    2008 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Postmarketing Vaccine Safety Surveillance Using Data Linkage: The Issue of Consent Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jesia Berry
    2004 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Eczema, Sleep and Daytime Functioning in Children Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Danny Camfferman
    2003 - 2006 Co-Supervisor The Effect of Egg Ingestion on Ovalbumin Concentration in Human Milk Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Debra Palmer
    1998 - 2002 Co-Supervisor Factors affecting the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of routine childhood immunisations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Christina Boros
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  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2010 - 2016 World Health Orgainisation Health services and related
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 81617030
  • Email: michael.gold@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8161 7031
  • Campus: Womens & Childrens Hospital
  • Building: WCH - Clarence Rieger Building, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Paediatrics and Reproductive Health

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