Our members include internationally respected clinicians and academics from all four UK nations, our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) leads, our PhD students and our administrative staff.
We have teams working on our five strategic platforms - transforming the way asthma research is conducted - and a core administration team that offers advice and support with grant applications, staff and student recruitment, dissemination and communications, impact and liaison with stakeholders.
We list here our directors, grantholders and other staff who are involved directly with shaping the work of the Centre, and/or leading research studies. Many more researchers and other staff are involved in Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research studies across the UK.
The Centre is led by two directors, Professor Aziz Sheikh from the University of Edinburgh and Professor Chris Griffiths from Queen Mary University of London.
Each of the three core research programmes, and five capacity-building strategic platforms have lead academics. Their role is to ensure each programme and platform is meeting its objectives, and to facilitate the various studies and grants that sit within each programme. Some academics have more than one lead role.
We also have Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) leads - volunteers who sit on the Centre Management Committee and help shape the work of the Centre to ensure that people affected by asthma stay firmly at our core.
You can find out more about getting involved with our Patient and Public Involvement groups on our 'Public Involvement' pages.
In addition to the individuals who have roles as programme and platform leads, many others are named on the Centre grant either as co-applicants or collaborators. They play a role in shaping the work of the Centre. Many are also involved directly in the work of the programmes and platforms.
Individuals from Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research partner organisations, working on Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research-badged studies.
Individuals who collaborate with Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research members on a number of Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research badged-studies, whose research aligns with the aims of the Centre but who are not employed by one of our partner organisations can apply to the Centre Management Committee to become Affiliate Researchers. We are delighted to list successful applicants below.
Researchers who work on Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research-badged studies who are not from partner organisations, but who wish to be recognised as collaborating with the Centre.
Our former members remain part of our network and we wish them well in their new roles.