Key respiratory investigators

Prof Ratko Djukanovic

Prof Ratko Djukanovic, respiratory and critical care theme lead

A respiratory consultant and researcher with a focus on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Ratko Djukanovic directs the Southampton Centre for Biomedical Research and leads our respiratory and critical care research.

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Hasan Arshad

Hasan Arshad, research lead for allergies, immunity and infection

A respiratory consultant and researcher, Prof Arshad uses new approaches to predict, prevent and treat asthma and allergic diseases including controlling exposure to allergens (immunotherapy).

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Prof Tom Wilkinson, research lead for lung and airways diseases


Prof Mike Grocott, research lead for lung injury and critical care

Critical care consultant and researcher with a focus on hypoxia, lung injury and perioperative care, Mike Grocott leads the critical care research area within the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre.

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Professor Jane Lucas, research lead for rare lung diseases

A respiratory pediatrician and researcher, Jane leads the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre's research into rare lung diseases and the respiratory theme's education and training. Her focus is improving the diagnosis and treatment of children with a rare lung disease, primary ciliary dyskinesia.

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Prof Christian Ottensmeier, research lead for lung cancer

Prof Christian Ottensmeier leads our research into lung cancer, working at the forefront of research in immunotherapy and cancer vaccines.

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