Hannah Durrington, MB BChir (Cantab) MA FRCP PhD


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I am a MRC funded Clinician Scientist at the University of Manchester. I lead a translational research group interested in the circadian biology of asthma with the aim of improving management and treatment of patients with asthma. I am an honorary consultant physician at Wythenshawe Hospital, MFT. I provide a weekly asthma clinic. In addition, I am the Deputy Chair of the NIHR Respiratory Translational Research Collaboration (TRC) as well as lead for public and patient involvement and engagement (PPIE) for the respiratory theme of the Manchester-BRC.


Originally from the North West, I trained in medicine at Cambridge University (Newnham College) 1994-2000 (BA (honours) Medical Sciences: Part II Pharmacology-First Classs 1997).  I was awarded MRCP in 2003 and trained in Respiratory Medicine in both the Eastern and North West Deaneries. In 2006 I was awarded a Wellcome Clinical Research Training Fellowship at Cambridge University (Newnham College) and completed my PhD in 2010 'Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated herpesvirus and Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signalling'). I then became a NIHR Clinical Lecturer at Cambridge University (60%FTE) and then transferred to the University of Manchester in 2012 (60%FTE). In 2014 I was awarded an Asthma UK Senior Clinical Academic Development Award for 3 years: 'Asthma and the Circadian Clock' (60%FTE). In 2017 I was awarded the Dean's Clinical Prize (60%FTE) and in 2021, I secured a Tenure Track MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship for 6 years: 'Rhythms in Disease: Determining the Clock mechanism in Asthma' (80%FTE) and FRCP.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

British Thoracic Society

European Respiratory Society

American Thoracic Society

Royal College of Physicians

Britich Medical Association

Associate of Higher Education Academy



MB Bchir MA PhD (Cantab)

FRCP (London)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Honorary Consultant Physician, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

2014 → …

Areas of expertise

  • R Medicine (General)

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Lydia Becker Institute


  • asthma
  • circadian biology
  • body clock
  • Translational Medicine


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