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Welcome Susan and Jess!

We’re pleased to welcome two new members of staff to the central team at the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research, both based in Edinburgh. Susan Morrow Susan Morrow has...
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Respiratory Innovation Centre to launch in Wales following £2.5 million funding

Fantastic news from Wales as Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced £2.5mn of funding to develop new ways to prevent and treat respiratory disease. The money will be used to...
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Exposure to air pollution restricts children’s lung development

Children exposed to air pollution have poor lung health, putting them at risk of lifelong breathing disorders, new research suggests. The study, published in Lancet Public Health, is a collaboration...
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New publication from PhD student Christina Pearce

QMUL-based PhD student Christina Pearce has co-authored a paper alongside Louise Fleming, published in Expert Review of Clinical Immunology. The paper examines some of the current methods for monitoring adherence...
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New role for Anna De Simoni

We are pleased to announce that Dr Anna De Simoni will join Dr Allison Worth as Co-Lead of the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) platform. Anna is a Clinical Lecturer...
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Study launches to facilitate the use of supported self-management in asthma care

We are delighted to announce the launch of the IMPlementing IMProved Asthma self-management as RouTine ( IMP²ART ) study, which aims to help general practices embed supported self-management into routine...
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ARRISA trial protocol published

Great to see the ARRISA-UK study protocol published in BMC Trials this week. ARRISA-UK is a randomised controlled trial of GP practice staff training and high risk patient identification and...
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Welcome, Tracy!

A warm welcome to our newest colleague, Tracy Jackson, who has joined us as a Research Fellow in Edinburgh working on our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) and REACH platforms....
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Looking inside online health communities

A recent study has investigated two online health communities for patients with chronic respiratory conditions - Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation. Online health communities can influence health, use of...
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High health gain patients with asthma

A cross-sectional study analysing national Scottish data sets A new article published 19 July 2018 takes an in-depth look at asthma in Scotland. Researcher, and one of the authors of...
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