Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow.







Flowers buildingSouth Kensington Campus





Principal Investigator Funding:

MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship. £1,123,600. 2020 - 2024.

British Medical Association James Trust grant for research into asthma. £64,641. 2020-2023.

NIHR Imperial BRC Respiratory Shadow Theme Call. £50,000. 2020 - 2021.

British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy COVID-19 Grant. £25,000.  2020-2021.

Wellcome Trust Seed Award in Science. £50,000. 2019 - 2020.

Association of Physicians of GB & Ireland Young Investigator Award. £20,000. 2019 - 2020.

Wellcome Trust/Imperial College ISSF Springboard Fellowship. £114,876. 2019 - 2020.

British Medical Association HC Roscoe Grant. £50,000. 2015 - 2018.

British Lung Foundation Pump Priming Grant. £25,000. 2015 - 2016.

Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship. £248,724. 2011 - 2014.

Co-Investigator Funding:

Sanofi Genzyme Type 2 innovation grant. £72,174. 2020 - 2021 (PI: Dr Robert Snelgrove).

HIC-VAC Pump Priming Grant. £71,803. 2021-2022 (PI: Dr Hugo Farne).


European Respiratory Journal  top peer reviewer award 2020.

Worshipful Apothecaries' Society Prize for best research paper 2019.

European Respiratory Society best respiratory infection abstract 2016.

International Workshop for Lung Health. Rising Star Award 2016.

British Thoracic Society Early Career Investigator Award 2015.

European Respiratory Society COPD research abstract award 2012.


'The role of the airway microbiome in health and disease’. Plenary lecture for World Microbiome Day, KMCH Research Foundation, India 2021.

‘Getting out of a sticky situation: Targeting airway mucus to improve outcomes in COPD exacerbations’ – Royal Brompton Hospital Grand Round 2020.

'COPD mucosal host-defence: medications, microbes and mucus' – British Thoracic Society Winter conference Oral Plenary Symposium 2019.

‘Novel insights into the biology of COPD exacerbations’ – Weill Cornell/NHLI exchange meeting 2019. 

'Impact of inhaled corticosteroids on anti-viral and anti-bacterial immunity' – European Respiratory Society Annual Congress, 2019.

'Macrolide use in pneumonia: enough is enough?' – British Thoracic Society Winter conference, 2018.

'Bacterial infections in COPD – cause or effect?'– European Respiratory Society Annual Congress, 2018.

'Managing complex cases of pulmonary abscess' - European Respiratory Society Annual Congress, 2016.


BMC Pulmonary Medicine. Associate Editor

PLoS One. Associate Editor

European Respiratory Journal. Editorial Board Member.