Meet the team: interstitial lung disease

Our team is led by Dr Sophie Fletcher and supported by Dr Ben Marshall, Dr Rachel Limbrey, Dr Katherine Spinks and clinical specialist nurse, Sarah Quarrell.

The research team is led by Prof Luca Richeldi and supported by research nurses from the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Unit and a team of clinical fellows.

We're also supported by cardiothoracic radiologists, histopathologists and cardiothoracic surgeons with an interest in diagnosing and managing interstitial lung disease.


Dr Sophie Fletcher

Dr Sophie Fletcher, clinical lead

Dr Fletcher is the clinical lead for interstitial lung disease. Her main research interests are idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease.

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Dr Ben Marshall

Dr Ben Marshall 

Dr Marshall is a respiratory consultant with a specialist interest in infection and immunity in the lungs. He is also the clinical lead for tuberculosis.

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Dr Rachel Limbrey

Dr Rachel Limbrey

Dr Limbrey is a respiratory consultant with a specialist interest in interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension.

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Dr Katherine Spinks

Dr Spinks is a respiratory consultant with a specialist interest in interstitial lung disease.

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Prof Luca Richeldi

Prof Luca Richeldi, research lead

A respiratory researcher and consultant, Luca’s main focus is on improving early detection and care of interstitial lung diseases.

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Sarah Quarrell, clinical nurse specialist 

Sarah joined the team as interstitial lung disease clinical nurse specialist in 2010. She runs her own nurse led clinics and supports the consultants in their clinics.

Call Sarah on 023 8120 6277.