Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute








250Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Amir Hakim was a Fellow/teaching lecturer within the Department of Medicine, Imperial College London. 

He was responsible for teaching and supervision of research projects on Allergy and Clinical Research postgraduate degrees. He is currently the module lead for Research and Professional skills within the department of Medicine and the National Heart & Lung Institute (NHLI). He also serves as a Postgraduate Tutor for the Department of Medicine. 

Amir was investigating whether metabolic products of high fibre diet, short chain fatty acids, can dampen airway inflammation and improve lung function. 

Amir completed his PhD within the NHLI, where he focused on novel mechanisms of corticosteroid resistance in COPD patients. His work received an International Scholarship Award from the American Thoracic Society.

Before embarking on a PhD programme at Imperial College, Amir was awarded a scholarship to read Pharmacology at Masters Level at Oxford University.  During his Masters, he worked on ‘Investigating novel anti-tubercular agents’. He examined the effects of various inhibitors of N-Acetyltransferase, an enzyme essential for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis cell wall synthesis, on bacterial cell growth and survival.




Hakim A, Khan Y, Esteban I, et al., 2019, Low-dose budesonide/formoterol counteracts airway inflammation and improves lung function in COPD, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol:199, ISSN:1073-449X, Pages:662-664

Ahmed A, Hakim A, Becker A, 2018, Evaluation of eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergies among the Grade-1 children of Iqaluit, Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology, Vol:14, ISSN:1710-1484


Hakim A, Khan Y, Esteban I, et al., 2016, Effects of a single inhaled budesonide/formoterol dose on glucocorticoid receptor activity in sputum of COPD patients, ERS International Congress 2016, European Respiratory Society, Pages:OA3313-OA3313, ISSN:0903-1936

Hakim A, Barnes PJ, Adcock IM, et al., 2015, THE IMPACT OF DRUG CLEARANCE ON DURATION OF ACTION OF CORTICOSTEROIDS, The Aerosol Society Drug Delivery to the Lungs 25, Mary Ann Liebert, Pages:A22-A22, ISSN:1941-2711

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