Staff Profile

External Appointments (structured)
Research Representative for Regional Tuberculosis GroupMar 10

Membership Of Other Societies / Professional Activities

 External Research Collaborations


Prof John Simpson (Newcastle University)

MMP activity as a biomarker of ventilator associated pneumonia


Prof Andrew Fisher (Newcastle University)

MMPs in the reconditioned human lung 


Prof John Laffey (Galway University Hospitals)

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in ventilator associated lung injury


Dr David Thickett (University of Brimingham and University of Warwick)

Epithelial to mesenchymal transition as a mechanism of fibrosis in ALI

Vit D deficiency and outcomes in treatment of tuberculosis


Prof Michael Matthay (University of California, San Francisco)

Protective role of KGF and anti-microbial peptides in LPS induced acute lung injury


Dr Mark Griffiths (Imperial College London)

Iron-binding molecules and ALI 


Prof Chris Denton (University College London)

Role of epithelial to mesenchymal transition in mediating cutaneous fibrosis in scleroderma


Prof Danny Altmann (Imperial College London)

Serological immune responses to Burkholderia species in CF patients


Invited talks

Invited seminar speaker to VA Medical Centre San Francisco June 2009


Review process

Review papers for Thorax, European Respiratory Journal, Critical Care Medicine, American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Journal of Immunology and Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Expert reviewer for MRC and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Peer review grants for MRC, British Lung Foundation, local Trust and West Midlands Charitable Funds


Contribution to national meetings

Chaired scientific sessions at the annual BTS winter meeting 2009 and 2010 

Organisation/chairing of UKALI meetings bi-annually

Awards And Honours/major Prizes
Winner of British Thoracic Society Young Investigator Award, 2005