Timothy Felton, BMedSci MBBS PhD FRCP FFICM


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Research interests

Optimal management of sepsis and pneumonia including diagnosis and treatment

Sepsis/pneumonia biomarkers

Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (including population PK modelling)

Clinical trials in critically ill patients 

Invasive and non-invasive management of respiratory failure 

Weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

The Intensive Care Society

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

The British Thoracic Society

The Royal College of Physicians (London)

The British Medical Association

The Association of North West Intensive Care Units


Tim Felton is a Consultant in Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Senior Lecture in the Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine at the University of Manchester.  He qualified in medicine in 1999 at the University of Nottingham.  Dr Felton undertook his training in Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine in the North West of England and in Sydney, Australia.  He completed an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship and was awarded his PhD in anti-infective pharmacology by The University of Manchester in 2014.  His research interests are in the diagnosis and optimal treatment of sepsis and other infections in critically ill patients. He has particular expertise related to optimising antimicrobial drug regimens to suppress emergence of anti-microbial resistance.  Dr Felton has received £2.5M of external grant funding over the last 5 years. He is involved in a number of academic and commercial clinical trials in critically ill patients with severe infections.  


BMedSci (Hons) (University of Nottingham) (1997)

BMBS (University of Nottingham) (1999)

MRCP (UK) (2002)

PhD (2014)

FFICM (2015)

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

Specialty lead for Critical Care, Greater Manchester Comprehensive Research Network

1 Aug 2016 → …

Academic Lead for the Integrated Academic Training Programme in Respiratory Medicine, NHS Health Education North West

1 Feb 2016 → …

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Lydia Becker Institute


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