Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Prof of Occ and Env Respiratory Disease



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Paul Cullinan is Professor in Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Honorary Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

Professor Cullinan's research interests centre around the distribution, aetiology and effects of respiratory disease with particular emphasis on their occupational and environmental relationships. The majority of his work with occupational disease has been in the area of workplace asthma, the commonest occupational respiratory disease in the UK, although recently he has extended his interests to COPD and asbestos-related conditions. As far as environmental work is concerned he has concentrated on early-life determinants of childhood asthma, in the UK and elsewhere, and on the effects of traffic exposures. Other interests include the epidemiology of interstitial lung diseases and cystic fibrosis and the respiratory effects of industrial or environmental disasters.

Within the Brompton Hospital he is part of the team which runs the busiest clinical service in the UK for the investigation and management of occupational and other environmental lung diseases.  Patients are referred from all parts of the UK for NHS treatment and care.

Professor Cullinan works as an advisor to a number of government bodies in his specialist field of occupational and environmental causes of lung disease.



Boos C, Schofield S, Cullinan P, et al., 2021, Association between combat-related traumatic injury and cardiovascular risk, Heart, ISSN:1355-6037

Nafees A, De Matteis S, Amaral A, et al., 2021, Impact of using different predictive equations on the prevalence of chronic byssinosis in textile workers in Pakistan, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, ISSN:1351-0711

Nafees AA, Iqbal AR, Cullinan P, et al., 2021, Use of low-cost particle counters for cotton dust exposure assessment in textile mills in low- and middle-income countries, Annals of Work Exposures and Health, ISSN:2398-7308

van der Plaat DA, Edge R, Coggon D, et al., 2021, Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on sickness absence for mental ill health in National Health Service staff, Bmj Open, Vol:11, ISSN:2044-6055

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