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Dr Maxine Hardinge - Clinical Lead

Principal hospital: Churchill
Specialty: Respiratory Medicine
Special interests: COPD, sleep and ventilation

Maxine has been Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine in Oxford since 2000. She is based at the Oxford Centre of Respiratory Medicine. She trained at Bristol University and worked in Bristol, Salisbury and Southampton, coming to Oxford in 1993 to do research for an MD on non-invasive ventilation. She is lead clinician for COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen services in Oxford, and provides medical support for the county-wide respiratory specialist nursing team.

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Dr Mona Bafadhel

Dr Mona Bafadhel

Principal hospital: Churchill
Specialty: Respiratory Medicine
Special interests: COPD

Mona graduated from the University of Birmingham and undertook her junior medical training in Birmingham and the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Her interests in Respiratory Medicine led to specialist training in the Oxford deanery. She gained a PhD studying COPD and identifying sub-groups which respond to therapy differently. Her research and clinical interests include using diagnostic applications and phenotyping to improve the management of patients with airways disease, in particular COPD.

  • Katie McCourt
    Tel: 01865 225234 (OUH)
  • Stacey Churcher
    Tel: 01865 612893 (Research)

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Dr Henry Bettinson

Principal hospital: Churchill
Specialty: Respiratory Medicine / Critical Care
Special interests: high dependency care, pulmonary hypertension and TB

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Dr Stephen Chapman

Principal hospital: Churchill
Specialty: Respiratory Medicine
Special interests: Cystic Fibrosis and bronchiectasis

Stephen graduated from the University of Oxford Medical School in 1998 with a first class degree in Natural Sciences and remained in Oxford for specialist training in Respiratory and General (Internal) Medicine. He was appointed as Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals in 2010. He has subspecialty clinical interests in cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, pneumonia and complex lung infection. His major research interest is the study of human genetic susceptibility to severe bacterial respiratory disease.

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Dr William Flight

William graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2002. He trained in general and respiratory medicine in the north west of England, gaining experience in all aspects of lung disease. He spent three years as a clinical research fellow at the Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Centre, one of the largest CF units in the UK. During this time he was awarded a PhD from the University of Manchester for research into the role of respiratory virus infections in adults with CF. He is the clinical lead for the Oxford Adult CF Centre and has ongoing research interests in the microbiology of CF lung disease. William has additional clinical interests in non-CF bronchiectasis and complex lung infection.

Principal hospital: Churchill
Specialty: Respiratory Medicine
Special interests: Cystic Fibrosis and bronchiectasis

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Dr Ling Pei Ho

Principal hospital: Churchill
Specialty: Chest Medicine
Special interest: sarcoidosis and interstital lung disease

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Dr Rachel Hoyles

Principal hospital: Churchill
Specialty: Respiratory Medicine and General Medicine
Special interests: interstitial lung disease,

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Dr Alastair Moore

Principal hospital: Churchill
Specialty: Respiratory Medicine
Special interests: lung cancer, diagnostic and interventional bronchoscopy

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Dr Annabel Nickol

Principal hospital: Churchill
Specialty: Respiratory Medicine / Sleep Medicine
Special interests: sleep and ventilation

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Prof Ian D Pavord MA DM FRCP

Prof Ian Pavord

Principal hospital: Churchill
Specialty: Respiratory Medicine
Special interests: Airway diseases (asthma, COPD, chronic cough)

Ian Pavord is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Physician at the OUH. He is a Fellow of St Edmund Hall. He was a Consultant Physician from 1995 and Honorary Professor of Medicine from 2005 to 2013 at the Institute for Lung Health, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. He has a research interest in the clinical aspects of inflammatory airway diseases (asthma, cough, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and pioneered the clinical use of non-invasive measures of airway inflammation in these conditions.

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Dr Najib Rahman D Phil MSc MRCP

Dr Najib Rahman

Principal hospital: Churchill
Specialty: Respiratory Medicine
Special interests: pleural medicine, thoracoscopy

Najib Rahman, Consultant and Senior Lecturer at the Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Churchill Hospital, and the University of Oxford, runs the Oxford Pleural Unit and directs the Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit, which conducts clinical research in pleural disease.

He is involved in randomised and observational studies in pleural infection and malignant pleural effusion intervention. He is trained in thoracoscopy, thoracic ultrasound and clinical trials methodology. He has published in the fields of pleural disease and thoracic ultrasound.

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Dr Anny Sykes

Principal hospital: Churchill
Specialty: Respiratory Medicine
Special interests: lung cancer and pleural medicine, diagnostic bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy

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Dr John Wrightson DPhil MA MRCP

Principal hospital: Churchill
Specialty: Respiratory Medicine
Special interests: lung cancer and pleural medicine, diagnostic and interventional bronchoscopy, thoracic ultrasound, thoracoscopy

John Wrightson, Consultant at the Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Churchill Hospital, undertook his DPhil studying pleural diseases and received further specialist training in lung cancer.

He is trained in advanced thoracic ultrasound, endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy, image-guided pleural biopsies, indwelling pleural catheter insertion and thoracoscopy.

He has published in the fields of pleural disease and thoracic ultrasound, organises the British Thoracic Society ultrasound courses and is an invited speaker on American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society courses.

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