Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Emeritus Professor of Thoracic Imaging



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RadiologySouth BlockRoyal Brompton Campus





  • Gold Medal, Royal College of Radiologists, 2015
  • NIHR Senior Investigator Award, National Institute of Health Research, UK, 2013
  • ESTI President's Award and Honorary Fellowship, European Society of Thoracic Imaging, 2012
  • Barclay Prize, British Institute of Radiology, 2001
  • Runcorn Travelling Fellowship, Westminster Medical School, London UK, 1989
  • du Boulay Research Trust Award, British Institute of Radiology, 1989
  • King's Fund Travelling Scholarship, King's Fund, 1988

External Positions

  • Member, ACCP Imaging Endpoints Working Group - Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease Network of the American College of Chest Physicians
  • Radiology co-chair, ATS/ERS Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias Classification core committee
  • Member, Acute exacerbation in IPF working group (USA)
  • Expert reviewer, Australian Lung Foundation National IPF registry
  • Member, British Thoracic Society Guidelines for non-CF bronchiectasis working group
  • Chest radiology section chairman (1998, 2001, 2003), European Congress of Radiology, scientific programme committee
  • External expert, European Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Network Registry
  • Member (2002-12), European Society of Thoracic Imaging, Education and Training committee
  • Member, Fleischner Society Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) diagnostic criteria white paper writing group
  • Member, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: new guidelines for clinical management. ATS/ERS working group
  • Member, Imaging in Lung Biology: future directions workshop. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
  • Consultant, Industrial Injuries Advisory Council for Department for Work and Pensions report Asbestos-related diseases
  • Member, International Consensus Classification of Interstitial Lung Disease Committee (American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society)
  • Member, International consensus committee on Non-Specific Interstitial Pneumonia
  • Expert reviewer, Kinderlungenregister - international register and biobank for rare lung diseases
  • Member, Sarcoidosis ERS/ACCP/WASOG Diagnostic and Management Guidelines Task Force
  • Member, Trial steering Committee and Lead Radiologist, Lung Cancer CT Screening (UKLS) Project

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • British Institute of Radiology
  • British Society of Thoracic Imaging
  • European Society of Thoracic Imaging
  • Fleischner Society
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal College of Radiologists
  • Society of Thoracic Radiology (USA)
  • British Thoracic Society

Industrial Connections

  • AstraZeneca, Consultant
  • Biomedical Systems, Expert reviewer
  • Boehringer Ingelheim, Consultant
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Consultant
  • Perceptive Informatics, Expert reviewer
  • Roche, Consultant
  • Sanofi, Consultant

Editorial Boards

  • Clinical Radiology, Editor (2002-06), Deputy Editor (1998-2002), Assistant Editor (1990-1998)
  • Radiology (USA), Associate Editor (2000-03), Consultant to Editor (2003-04)
  • Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Editorial Board (1998-2016)
  • Pediatric Pulmonology (USA), Editorial Board (2000-04)
  • European Radiology, Editorial Board (2000-04)
  • Respirology, Editorial Board (2010-16)