Professional background

BMedSci(Hons, 2001) BMBS (Hons, 2003) MRCPCH (2006) GMC 6075784 CCT General Paediatrics with Community Child Health (2015)

Named Dr for Safegaurding Children (CNWL Camden, 2015 - present), Named Dr for Looked After Children (CNWL Camden, 2015 - present), Lead - NCL Integrated LAC Health Network for Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children (2016 - present), Co-lead Respond Integrated Health Service for Asylum-seeking Families (2021 - present)

Research interests

Health needs of vunerable children including asylum seekers and refugees, the voice of the child in paediatric safegaurding

Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people – Understanding their journeys towards improved physical and emotional health


Sara Portnoy and Allison Ward
Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 2020 Jul;25(3):636-647.

Screening for infection in unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people
Williams B, Boullier M, Cricks Z, Allison Ward, Ronelle Naidoo, Amanda Williams, Kim Robinson, Sarah Eisen, Jonathan Cohen
Archives of Disease in Childhood 2020;105:530-532

P06 Baseline characteristics and physical, sexual and emotional health needs of a cohort of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children presenting to a london borough. Alice Armitage, Jonnie Cohen, Sarah Eisen, Michelle Heys and Allison Ward
Archives of Disease in Childhood 2020;105:A172

Notifications for child safeguarding from an acute hospital in response to presentations to healthcare by parents.
Gonzalez-Izquierdo A, Ward A, Smith, P, Walford, C, Begent, J, Ioannou, Y. and Gilbert, R. (2014) Child: Care, Health and Development. doi: 10.1111/cch.12134

Returning to clinical training after maternity leave
Brightwell A, Minson S, Ward A, Fertleman C. (2013) BMJ Careers

Cross-country comparison of victimisation-related injury admission in children and adolescents in England and Western Australia
Gonzalez-Izquierdo A, Ward A, O’Donnell M, Li L, Roposch A, Stanley F and Gilbert R BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:260 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-260

‘Induction of apoptosis in transformed human medulloblastoma cells by cannabinoids’
Storer L, Woodward A, Parker T.L, Walker D.A (2002) Published abstract in Medical and Paediatric Oncology, Volume 39, Number 4. S.I.O.P 34th Annual Conference in Porto, Portugal.