What we do

Researchers discussing a poster

Research and Support

Transforming the lives of people affected by asthma.

We have three core programmes of research and five strategic platforms to support UK applied asthma research.

Our work

Vision and strategy

Transforming the lives of people affected by asthma - conducting strategic, coordinated programmes of applied research and building the research environment. Leading researchers from across the UK, working with Asthma UK, NHS partners and others - keeping people with asthma at the heart of all we do.
Asthma UK asthma action plan

1. Encouraging good asthma control

Supported self-management is a way of helping people manage their asthma on a day-to-day basis. This programme of work is looking at ways of embedding supported self-management of asthma into primary care.
lady taking blue reliever inhaler

2. Maximising benefits of treatment

Asthma has different phenotypes and different triggers so not all treatments are suitable for every type of asthma. This programme of work is looking at how and why different people respond differently to treatment.

3. Reducing exacerbations and preventing deaths

Many asthma exacerbations could be prevented. This programme of work is looking at factors that might trigger an exacerbation and if we can predict individuals at risk.
Asthma Observatory

Asthma Observatory

A hub for data relating to asthma across the UK; making these data sets available to all – researchers, clinicians, policy makers and patients – to help to inform our key decisions.
SPEAK Asthma group members

Patient and Public Involvement

Making sure the research that is carried out in the Centre is relevant to those people affected by asthma.
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REACH - Database for Research Volunteers

Streamlining recruitment into asthma studies so that people affected by asthma can participate in studies they are interested in.
Postgraduate students and platform leads at ASM16

Postgraduate Training

Developing the next generation of world-class applied asthma researchers through our postgraduate training programme.
Some of our methodology experts at our annual scientific meeting 2016


Ensuring the work we do uses the most appropriate and effective methods to improve the quality of research carried out.
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