Conflict of interest declaration: Robert J Boyle

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Updated on: 1 June 2020

Roles in: Skin Group

1. In the past 36 months have you accepted the following from a commercial organisation with a financial interest in the broad topic area of the CRG?

a) Support for attending meetings, including sabbaticals and study tours (this covers travel, accommodation and/or hospitality)?
No

b) Payment or honoraria for lectures, presentations, speakers bureaus, manuscript writing, or educational events?
No

c) Fees for organising education?
No

d) Grants and contracts?
No

e) Funds for a member of staff?
No

f) Fees for consulting?
Yes - In 2017 I received a consultancy fee for my role in a project funded by the Dairy Goat Cooperative, who manufacture infant formula milk. The project involved design of a clinical trial which fully supported breastfeeding in potential trial participants. In 2020 I undertook work as an expert witness in a consumer class action related to an infant formula claim.

g) Royalty or licences payments?
No

2. In the past 36 months have you, your spouse/partner or an immediate family member been employed by or do you or they own a commercial organization with a financial interest in the broad topic area of the CRG?
No

3. Do you own stocks or shares in a commercial organization with a financial interest in the broad topic area of the CRG?
No

4. Do you hold any patents (planned, issued or pending) for products relevant to the broad topic area of the CRG?
No

5. Do you have any other competing interests (financial or non-financial)?
Yes - I participated in an advisory boards for ALK-Abello, who market allergen immunotherapy products, in 2017. I participated in an advisory board for DBV Technologies, who have developed a treatment for food allergy, in 2018. I participated in an advisory board for Prota Therapeutics, who have developed a treatment for food allergy, in 2019. My employing institution, Imperial College London, has a research and innovation partnership with Nestle, who market infant formula milk. I am not directly involved in this partnership.