Imperial College London

Dr James Allinson

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer



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James Allinson is an honorary senior clinical lecturer at NHLI and a consultant respiratory physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Dr Allinson graduated in 2002 from St Peter’s College, University of Oxford and completed his postgraduate training at Oriel College, University of Oxford in 2005. He trained in respiratory and general medicine in London and was awarded a PhD from Imperial College London in 2018. He leads research exploring how COPD and lung health develops across the life course aiming to find ways to improve the treatment of those with established disease.



Allinson JP, Chaturvedi N, Wong A, et al., 2023, Early childhood lower respiratory tract infection and premature adult death from respiratory disease in Great Britain: a national birth cohort study., Lancet

Allinson JP, Patel PH, Donaldson GC, 2022, Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Asthma, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol:206, ISSN:1073-449X, Pages:1057-1058

Allinson JP, Afzal S, Colak Y, et al., 2022, Changes in lung function in European adults born between 1884 and 1996 and implications for the diagnosis of lung disease: a cross-sectional analysis of ten population-based studies, Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Vol:10, ISSN:2213-2600, Pages:83-94

Allinson JP, Hardy R, Donaldson GC, et al., 2018, Childhood exposures, asthma, smoking, interactions and the catch-up hypothesis, Annals of the American Thoracic Society, Vol:15, ISSN:2329-6933, Pages:1241-1242

Allinson JP, Wedzicha JA, 2017, Update in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2016, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol:196, ISSN:1073-449X, Pages:414-424

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