Professor of Critical Care Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Consultant Physician at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. Having qualified at London University in 1987, he was appointed as a consultant in 2002.
Clinical interests include ARDS, ICU acquired weakness, human models of ARDS and other aspects of critical illness, and extra-corporeal gas exchange techniques.
His research is focussed on cellular and molecular mechanisms of acute lung injury and repair. Current, focus of research is the effect of mechanical forces on lung injury and repair; current models include cellular stretch, in vivo murine ventilator-induced lung injury (with Prof Takata, SORA ICL), EVLP and surgical models of acute lung injury and multiple organ dysfunction. He is involved in multidisciplinary translational research which integrates basic science with clinical studies, thereby providing novel insights into critical illness.
et al., 2021, The Acid Injury and Repair (AIR) model: A new ex vivo tool to understand lung repair, Biomaterials, Vol:267, ISSN:0142-9612
et al., 2020, An ex vivo acid injury and repair (AIR) model using precision-cut lung slices to understand lung injury and repair, Current Protocols in Mouse Biology, Vol:10, ISSN:2161-2617, Pages:e85-e85
et al., 2020, The planar polarity component Vangl2 is a key regulator of mechanosignaling, Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, Vol:8, ISSN:2296-634X
et al., 2020, Metabolic profiling shows pre-existing mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to muscle loss in a model of ICU acquired weakness, Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, Vol:11, ISSN:2190-6009, Pages:1321-1335
et al., 2020, The endothelial protective factors, BMP9 and BMP10, inhibit CCL2 release by human vascular endothelial cells, Journal of Cell Science, Vol:133, ISSN:0021-9533