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Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

The focus of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR) is on improving treatment and care for people living with asthma.

A collaborative venture between universities from across the UK, Asthma UK, people affected by asthma, healthcare professionals, NHS partners and other organisations, the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research brings together leading UK clinical and non-clinical researchers from a variety of specialities including behavioural sciences, respiratory physiology, clinical trials, health economics and implementation research.

This UK-wide collaboration is led by Directors Professor Aziz Sheikh of the University of Edinburgh, and Professor Chris Griffiths of Queen Mary University of London.

We have three main research programmes, each with a team of researchers and people affected by asthma working on them. We are constantly applying for new research grants in these areas:  

  1. Helping people take control of their asthma so they can live full and active lives
  2. Helping people get the most benefit from their treatment
  3. Reducing asthma attacks, keeping people out of hospital and reducing asthma deaths

We are building capacity and capability to support our key research programmes, and asthma research in the UK, with our five platforms:  

  1. UK Asthma Observatory
  2. UK Forum for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Asthma Research
  3. UK Database of Asthma Research Volunteers
  4. Postgraduate Training Scheme for Asthma Researchers
  5. UK Methodology Service for Asthma Trials  

Read more at our website: and keep in touch via Twitter [@AUKCAR]

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