Staff Profile


My research interests include:

1] stuying the under lying airways inflammation in childhood respiratory disorders including bronchiolitis, wheezing (asthma phenotypes) and problem coughing.

2] non-invasive monitoring of airways inflammation in asthma children

3] using modern technology for  rapid point of care testing of respiratory and serious bacterial infections in children



1] I run a Student Selected Component module in 2nd year undergraduate Medicine course "Ethical issues in Paediatrics". Teaching in this is by way of case discussions and debates.

2] I teach in 3 other SSCs (Pain in children, neonatal cardiorespiratory transition systems, sleep disordered breathing in children)

3] I teach and assess students in the 4th year Child Health module.

I chair the Phase 4 Quality Assurance Committee


1] I was the N Ireland Paediatric training director and RCPCH Regional advisor until 2 years ago

2] I am on the national Respiratory Paediatrics training committee (CSAC)