Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer



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Diana Bilton is  Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Service at Royal Brompton Hospital.

Diana trained in Manchester graduating in 1984.After completing general training she became a UK Cystic Fibrosis Trust research fellow with Professor Kevin Webb examining the influence of antioxidant status on pulmonary and pancreatic disease . This early research inspired Diana's career long interest in evaluating new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the continued vicious cycle of infection and inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis and Non CF Bronchiectasis.

Diana has been global chief investigator on trials of new therapies for Cystic Fibrosis and nonCF Bronchiectasis. Recent studies have included randomised trials of Inhaled Dry Powder Mannitol  as well as investigation of novel inhaled antibiotic preparations.

Diana is joint PI with Dr Jane Davies of the European CF Society Clinical Trials Network site at Royal Brompton .

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Newsome SJ, Daniel RM, Carr SB, et al., 2022, Using negative control outcomes and difference-in-differences analysis to estimate treatment effects in an entirely treated cohort: the effect of ivacaftor in cystic fibrosis, American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:191, ISSN:0002-9262, Pages:505-515


Macdougall A, Archangelidi O, Cullinan P, et al., 2017, EARLY GROWTH TRAJECTORIES IN CYSTIC FIBROSIS, Winter Meeting of the British-Thoracic-Society, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Pages:A55-A56, ISSN:0040-6376

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