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This experts directory is a searchable database of Queen’s academics who are interested in talking to the media about their areas of expertise.

If you cannot find the right expert, please contact Queen’s Communications Office and a member of the team will be able to help you.

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Photo: Professor Ken Mills

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Institute for Health Sciences

Professor Mills' interests are in translational research in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with the aim of improving diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of therapeutic responses.

Expertise: molecular mechanisms in myeloid blood cancers, epigenetic alterations, DNA repair deficiency, altered signal pathways to identify therapeutic targets for novel agents or repurposed drugs using drug screens and/or NGS, coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19, virology, respiratory disease

Photo: Professor Stuart Elborn

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Centre for Experimental Medicine, Institute for Health Sciences

Professor Elborn is a well-established international leader in healthcare having driven major changes in healthcare delivery in the field of cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.

Expertise: Medicine, health, Cystic Fibrosis, bronchiectasis, Respiratory

Photo: Professor Cliff Taggart

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences (MHLS), Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

His research focuses on evaluating mechanisms of excessive inflammation in lung disease and how this may predispose to bacterial and viral infection in the lung. Primary disease interests include Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

Expertise: cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ccute respiratory distress syndrome, coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19, virology, respiratory disease

Photo: Dr Connor Bamford

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

His work is currently supported by a Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) Fellowship.

Expertise: virus immunity, cytokines, interferons, human pathogens, coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19, virology, respiratory disease

Photo: Dr Lindsay Broadbent

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

Dr Broadbent is currently working on a Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) Fellowship to investigate the immune responses to respiratory viruses, such as influenza, and how this can cause damage to the lungs.

Expertise: coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19, virology, respiratory disease

Photo: Professor Ultan Power

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

Dr. Power’s research is focused on studying respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pathogenesis and how this can be prevented by vaccines or treated with drugs.

Expertise: Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19, virology, respiratory disease

Photo: Professor Jose Bengoechea

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS)

Professor Bengoechea’s research into combatting the multidrug resistant microbe Klebsiella pneumoniae – one of the hospital superbugs – is recognised worldwide.

Expertise: cell biology, medical research, antibiotic resistance

Photo: Professor Michael Tunney

School of Pharmacy

Professor Tunney's research focuses primarily on the improved detection and treatment of lung infection in patients with respiratory diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchiectasis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Expertise: lung infection, Cystic Fibrosis, antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance