School of Medicine

Division of Respiratory Medicine

Who we are

We are a large respiratory research group with 10 senior academic staff at Professor and associate Professor levels and more than 70 clinical and basic scientists including 10 senior staff based on both the City and QMC campuses. We have state of the art laboratories and a purpose built clinical trials unit, the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit (NRRU) on the City Hospital campus.

Our people

Clinical Sciences Building at City Hospital Nottingham

What we do

From Professor Simon Johnson, Head of Division:

We have research programmes in obstructive lung diseases (Asthma/COPD), fibrotic lung diseases (IPF, LAM) and infective lung diseases (cystic fibrosis, pneumonia). Our research focuses on genetics, pharmacogenetics, molecular pathophysiology, translational research (including biomarkers and imaging) and clinical trials. We have a broad portfolio of research funding from MRC, BBSRC, NC3Rs, Wellcome and other charities, EU and industry.

We have close links on respiratory themes with researchers within other research groupings in Nottingham such as epidemiology, molecular microbiology, drug discovery, allergy, immunology and child health. We are part of several major national/international collaborations (eg MRCMAP COPD, NIHR TRP in inflammatory diseases and UBIOPRED IMI consortia) working closely with major academic institutions and industry. We host the National Centre for research into lymphangiolyomyomatosis (LAM).


Postgraduate research

For details of current research opportunities and other enquiries please contact either the specific research area group lead or the divisional administrator.

You can also read more about postgraduates and their PhD projects by clicking on their People listings.

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Division of Respiratory Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Nottingham
Clinical Sciences Building
Nottingham City Hospital
Hucknall Road
Nottingham, NG5 1PB

e: Division administrator
t:+44 (0)115 82 31317
f: +44 (0)115 82 31946


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University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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