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Tracy Jackson, PPI Research Fellow
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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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Dr Louise Fleming
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Louise Fleming's Asthma UK Fellowship underway

Dr Louise Fleming has been awarded a 3 year Asthma UK Senior Clinical Fellowship Award. Louise works at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. Her project is...
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Professor Chris Griffths, study lead
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Schools join research into the effect of air pollution on children’s health

Over 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study led by Queen...
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At-risk children with asthma

A new study published today shows that previous asthma attacks, persistent symptoms and poor access to care were associated with substantially increased risk of asthma attacks in children. Professor Hilary...
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Courses in asthma and allergy from Imperial College

Advertisement on behalf of Imperial College Imperial College offer a range of courses in Allergy tailored to your career ambitions. From intensive short courses in allergic airways diseases and rhinitis...
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AUKCAR PhD grants
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New AUKCAR Travel Fellowships for AUKCAR PhD students

New AUKCAR Travel Fellowships for AUKCAR PhD students AUKCAR is now welcoming applications to a competitive call for £300 bursaries to attend a conference in 2018.The bursaries can go towards...
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PLEASANT news

Findings from the PLEASANT trial have recently been published in the BMJ. The study found that the intervention increased the number of prescriptions collected by 30% in August and reduced...
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Paper explores variations in asthma mortality, hospital admissions and prevalence by socioeconomic status and region in England

The UK has some of the highest asthma mortality rates in the world amongst high-income countries in younger age groups, including the highest asthma admission rates in Europe and the highest rates of asthma symptoms in children globally...
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