Dr Downey’s main clinical research interest is cystic fibrosis (CF). He works with a range of colleagues that includes, clinicians, allied health professionals, a clinical research team and basic scientists to create a translational research program in CF.
His focus is to optimise clinical response to established and new therapies. He leads an active investigator-initiated and pharmaceutical-sponsored research program to help realise this. This is supported by national and international collaborative research networks.
Dr Downey is open to a wide range of PhD applications. Candidates can be clinicians or basic scientists. His fields of interest include
- Cystic fibrosis
Previous research experience is desirable although not essentialMake a PhD enquiry
PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
Name: Dr Charlotte Addy
PhD title: Infection, inflammation and biomarkers in Cystic Fibrosis
Years of Study: 2015-2018
Alumni: where are they now?
Name: Dr Emilie Vallieres
PhD title: Infection in Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis: Diagnosis and Eradication
Years of Study: 2013-2016
Current position: Consultant Physician in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Montreal, Canada