Dr. Janice Joneja is a researcher, educator, author, and clinical counsellor with over thirty years of experience in the area of biochemical and immunological reactions involved in food allergy and intolerances. Dr. Joneja holds a Ph.D. in medical microbiology and immunology and was a registered dietitian (RD) for 27 years.
She has been a member of the faculty at several Canadian universities, starting her career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Science, and in the Faculty of Dentistry, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Dr. Joneja has been a faculty member in the School of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, at the University of Surrey, England, teaching in the M.Sc. course in Nutritional Medicine from 2001 to 2013. For 13 years she was head of the Allergy Nutrition Program at the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre.
Dr. Joneja is the author of seven books and a dietetic practice manual on food allergy, a textbook on Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and several distance education courses. Her most recent books include “The Health Professional’s Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances”, “Dealing with Food Allergies”, and “Dealing with Food Allergies in Babies and Children”. Dr. Joneja’s work has been published in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals, as well as in popular magazines. She is a respected lecturer at universities, colleges and hospitals internationally, and regularly appears on television and radio call-in shows as an expert in her field.
Dr. Joneja is President of Vickerstaff Health Services, Inc. (website: www.allergynutrition.com), a practice that provides information for people suffering from all aspects of adverse reactions to food, and resources for the professionals and care-givers who support them.