Hannah Durrington, MB BChir (Cantab) MA FRCP PhD


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I am a MRC Clinician Scientist and Honorary Respiratory Physician. My research interest is understanding the circadian biology of asthma. I also provide a weekly asthma clinic at Wythenshawe Hospital. I am the Athena SWAN lead for DIIRM.


I am from the North West and went to Cheadle Hulme school. I trained in medicine at Cambridge University (Newnham College) 1994-2000. I then trained in Respiratory Medicine in both the Eastern Deanery and North West Deanery. I completed a PhD (Wellcome Clinical Research Training Fellowship) at Cambridge University (Newnham College) 2006-2009. In 2012 I became a NIHR Clinical Lecturer at Manchester University. In 2014 I was awarded an Asthma UK Senior Clinical Academic Development Award for 3 years. In 2017 I was awarded the Dean's Clinical Prize and became a MRC Clinician Scientist in 2021.

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

Areas of expertise

  • R Medicine (General)

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Lydia Becker Institute


  • asthma
  • circadian biology
  • body clock


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