Katherine Nicholls is a Clinical Immunologist, Allergist and Immunopathologist, with interests spanning the full spectrum of allergy and immunology, particularly drug and anaesthetic allergy. She has experience in the investigation and management of immunological and allergic disorders such as immunodeficiency, angioedema, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), food allergy, drug allergy, venom allergy, chronic spontaneous urticaria and systemic mastocytosis.
She sees adults and adolescents aged 14 and above.
Katherine gained her medical degree at the University of Tasmania and undertook postgraduate training in both Immunology and Immunopathology in Brisbane and Melbourne. She gained her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2009 and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2010, and is a current member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). She has a clinical appointment in the Department of Immunology and Allergy at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where she has an active role in clinical research in allergic and immunological disorders, and enjoys mentoring and teaching medical students, junior doctors and allied health professionals. She has a particular interest in the pathogenesis, clinical investigation and management of drug allergy, especially in the perioperative setting, and was a previous executive member of the Australian and New Zealand Anaesthetic Allergy Group (ANZAAG).
Katherine works in diagnostic pathology at Dorevitch Pathology where she is the Head of Immunopathology.