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.



Bloom CI, Nissen F, Douglas IJ, et al., Exacerbation risk and characterisation of the UK’s asthma population, from infants to old age, Thorax, ISSN:1468-3296

Cullinan P, Munoz X, Suojalehto H, et al., 2017, Occupational lung diseases: from old and novel exposures to effective preventive strategies, Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Vol:5, ISSN:2213-2600, Pages:445-455

De Matteis S, Jarvis D, Young H, et al., 2017, Occupational self-coding automatic recording (OSCAR): a novel web-based tool to collect and code lifetime job histories in large population-based studies, Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment & Health, Vol:43, ISSN:0355-3140, Pages:181-186

Edwards MR, Saglani S, Schwarze J, et al., 2017, Addressing unmet needs in understanding asthma mechanisms, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:49, ISSN:0903-1936

Edwards MR, Saglani S, Schwarze J, et al., 2017, Addressing unmet needs in understanding asthma mechanisms: From the European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership (EARIP) Work Package (WP)2 collaborators., Eur Respir J, Vol:49

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