Dr Peter Kenneth Smith is an Australian professor who is widely regarded as one of his generation’s most prominent allergists and immunologists.
Dr Smith began his medical training with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Tasmania, followed by a residency in Paediatrics in Adelaide, and a PhD in Molecular Immunology at Flinders University.
Academic and Professional Experience
Dr Smith worked as a Consultant in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, and was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the University College London’s Institute of Child Health – where he contributed to its Master Research Program.
In Australia, Dr Smith established Queensland Allergy Services. He served as a clinical lead in the Neuroimmunology and Mucosal Immunology research streams at Griffith and Bond Universities, while also becoming a professor in the Observational & Pragmatic Research Institute in Singapore.
Awards and Recognitions
In the past 23 years, Dr Smith has supervised over 50 Master’s and PhD candidates – with 118 publications, 2189 citations, an H-index of 23, and an RG index that places him in the top 5% of ResearchGate members.
Dr Smith is a member of the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology, and the World Allergy Organizations.
He is also a member of the EAACI Food Allergy Guidelines Experts, the EAACI Early Childhood Nutrition and Allergy working parties, and a co-founder of the European Forum for Research and Education in Allergy and Airway Diseases. He is also a part of the Objective Pragmatic Research Institute in Singapore.
Dr Smith is one of the 59 specialists from around the world who have been invited to participate in the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network, also known as the GA2LEN Food Allergy Expert Panel.
He has also participated as a speaker at the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, the European Paediatric Food Allergy Conference in England, and the Inaugural Paediatric Early Nutrition and Food Allergy Conference in Cork, Ireland. His interest and publications in neural hypersensitivity have led to faculty invitations at the European Rhinology Society since 2014, as well as faculty appointments at the International Society for Itch 2019 and the 3rd International Congress on Itch – 2023. He also works as a sub editor for Frontiers Allergy.
For decades, Dr Smith has been conducting and developing research in the field, earning citations of 18.9 per paper, which is higher than the 17.0 five-year average Impact Factor (IF) of Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI). His high impact research and current development for the past five years covers The Window of Tolerance, National Centre of Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases, Molecular Immunology, and Food and Allergy and Anaphylaxis.