Dr Elizabeth Pickford

MB, BS (Hons), FRACP

Paediatric Allergist

Dr Pickford is a Paediatric Allergist. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 with Honours, gaining first place in her year in Paediatrics and therefore earning the Carnation Prize for “Proficiency in Paediatrics”. She completed her Specialist training at The Children’s Hospital Camperdown, and has since had many years in a busy Paediatric practice, initially in the Hunter Valley. For the last 20 years has been working as a Paediatric Allergist, working at Royal Prince Alfred Allergy Unit.

Her practice focuses on the care of children with allergies and food intolerances, and on giving good quality information and medical and dietary support to the families of these children. She aims to be different in her approach, to listen and to respond in a caring manner. She feels that just treating the symptoms is not enough; getting rid of the cause, if possible, is the best approach.

She has two children of her own, which makes her very approachable, and gives her a special understanding of the problems that parents sometimes face.


  • MB BS – Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Honours (Sydney University).
  • FRACP – Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Paediatrics).

Professional Memberships

  • ASCIA (full member).
  • Member, Divisional Council (Paediatrics and Child Health), RACP.
  • Member ASCIA Anaphylaxis Committee.


  • VMO Macquarie University Hospital.
  • Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, Macquarie University.

Additional Professional Activities and Contributions

  • Involved in training of Masters of Dietetics Students, Sydney University, and Masters of Early Childhood students, Macquarie University.
  • Member, Divisional Council (Paediatrics and Child Health), RACP.
  • Member national ASCIA Anaphylaxis Committee.