I am the current Kemp Post Doctoral Fellow in the Medical Sciences at Lincoln College and an NIHR Fellow. I also work in the Nuffield Department of Medicine as a Senior Clinical Researcher and Respiratory Consultant Physician. I graduated from the University of Birmingham and undertook my junior medical training in Birmingham and the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. My interests in Respiratory Medicine led to specialist training in the Oxford deanery and subsequently gaining a PhD at the University of Leicester.
My research interests are in the field of Airways Disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and investigating the mechanisms and therapeutic strategies aligned to using phenotypes. Broadly there are two inflammatory phenotypes of COPD that are identified by measurements of inflammation in the airway; eosinophilic and neutrophilic. These phenotypes are clinically indistinguishable but have different treatment responses. My ongoing research focus will be to develop a further understanding of the pathophysiology of COPD as determined by these identified clinical phenotypes and to deliver therapeutic strategies to patients working across the translational spectrum.