Senior Specialist Nurse for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
Immunological Medicine Department
Dorothea has been a Senior Specialist Nurse for Allergy and Clinical Immunology at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London since 2002. Having trained to be a registered general nurse at St. Marien Hospital in Bottrop, Germany in 1989, she completed a BSc at the City University of London in 2002 and attained postgraduate certificates in Advanced Practice in Immunology and Advanced Practice in 2007 and 2014, respectively. Dorothea has a specialist interest in immunoglobulin therapy and has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles on the role of immunoglobulins in allergies, including replacement therapy.
She has been Treasurer of INGID (International Nursing Group for Immunodeficiencies) since 2010. In this role she has taken part in the development of the “One size does not fit all” Training program on the INGID webpage. Furthermore, she has spear headed the writing of the “European Guidelines for the administration of Immunoglobulin”, which are also translated into different languages on the INGID webpage. Dorothea has written the screen book and took part in producing the “training the trainer” video on the webpage. She recently has changed her role to Vice President.
Dorothea is also part of the QPIDS and IQAS quality assessment scheme from the Royal College of Physicians for Immunology and Allergy Departments in the UK. She has been part of the working part to write a national consensus statement on managing non-infectious complications of Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disorders as the nurse representative.