Respiratory and critical care research

Our respiratory and critical care research teams are employing their world-leading expertise to improve diagnosis, treatments and care for those with lung conditions.


Allergies, infection and immunity

Allergies, immunity and infection

Our research into allergy, immunity and infection is driving better disease prevention and management.

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Managing severe asthma

Airways diseases

We are working to improve the lives of patients with airways diseases and better manage severe symptoms of chronic lung conditions.

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Critical care exercise research study

Critical care

Critical illness and intensive care sees us at our most vulnerable, with low oxygen and lung injury posing major threats to survival – Southampton is leading better care for those fighting for breath.

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Personalised respiratory medicine

Rare lung diseases

We are working to improve diagnosis and treatments for the rare lung diseases primary ciliary dyskinesia, cystic fibrosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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Lung cancer

Using Southampton strength in immunotherapy, which harnessing the body’s immune system to fight cancer, to develop new personalised treatments for lung cancer patients. 

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