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Student Responsibilities

• Co-supervisor for PhD entitled: Eosinophils in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

• Co-supervisor for PhD entitled: The Role of Iron in COPD

• Supervisor for MPhil entitled: Assessment of the phagocytic capability of sputum macrophages and neutrophils in COPD patients

• Co-supervisor for PhD entitled: Inflammatory Mechanisms during COPD Exacerbations

• Co-supervisor for PhD entitled: Subpopulations of Macrophages in COPD

• Co-supervisor for PhD entitled: The role of MAP kinase pathways in COPD

My collaborations

  • Prof Dave Singh (Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Respiratory Medicine)
  • Prof Jorgen Vestbo (Professor of Respiratory Medicine)
  • Dr Andrew Higham (Senior Research Associate)
  • Dr Jian Li (Research Associate)
  • Dr Aisha Baba-Dikwa (Research Associate)
  • Agusta Beech (Research Assistant)
  • Rosie Gaskell (Research Technician)
  • Lynsey Hodgson (Research Technician)
  • Stephen Cross (Resrach Technician)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

European Respiratory Society


PhD (The role of novel IL-1 family cytokines in cellular immune responses) Newcastle University 2008

BSc Hons (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry)  University of Durham 2004

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


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