I am a senior lecturer and consultant physician in respiratory
and general medicine teaching medical and paramedical staff at
undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
I support teaching research and audit by all disciplines in
order to build an enthusiastic department and to promote academic
and clinical co-operation between hospital and community
practitioners and between respiratory medicine and thoracic
My clinical and research interests are particularly in
respiratory infections suppurative lung diseases and cystic
fibrosis chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and interstitial
lung disease. I also have clinical experience of HIV infection
antibody deficiency and iatrogenic immunosuppression and of
tropical infections. These interests developed from earlier
training in infectious diseases and immunosuppression and from my
research on antimicrobial agents Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and
I was trained in the treatment of HIV infection in 1989-92 and
in adult cystic fibrosis in 1996.
I was a clinical research fellow in cystic fibrosis for one year
before completing my specialist training in 1998.
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital