Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Statistician/Data Manager



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G61Emmanuel Kaye BuildingRoyal Brompton Campus





James Potts is a statistician and data manager at the National Heart and Lung Institute.

James studied Applied Statistics at Sheffield Hallam University, including a one year work placement with the pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham.  After graduating in 1995 he worked for two years at the Department of Health in London, collating statistics on hospital admissions for mental illness.

In 1997 he moved to the Department of Public Health Sciences at King’s College to initially work on data management and analysis of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey. Subsequently he was involved in the data management and analysis of many other studies in the respiratory epidemiology field and also assisted in the teaching of medical statistics to under graduate students.

In 2006 he transferred with the Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health research group to Imperial College where he continued managing and analysing data from many different international studies investigating the epidemiology of asthma, allergy and COPD.  These projects include:

He now works across the population health and occupational disease research groups, giving statistical and data management support and also teaching statistics.

Teaching activities include:





Pan H, Fuertes E, Potts J, et al., 2024, Gas cooking indoors and respiratory symptoms in the ECRHS cohort, International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Vol:256, ISSN:1092-5732

Accordini S, Lando V, Calciano L, et al., 2024, SNPs in FAM13A and IL2RB genes are associated with FeNO in adult subjects with asthma, Journal of Breath Research: Volatiles for Medical Diagnosis, Vol:18, ISSN:1752-7155

Nafees AA, Allana A, Kadir MM, et al., 2024, A cluster randomised controlled trial to reduce respiratory effects of cotton dust exposure among textile workers: the MultiTex RCT study., Eur Respir J, Vol:63

Amaral A, Potts J, Knox-Brown B, et al., 2023, Cohort profile: Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study, International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:52, ISSN:0300-5771, Pages:e364-e373

Knox-Brown B, Potts J, Quintero Santofimio V, et al., 2023, Isolated small airways obstruction predicts future chronic airflow obstruction: A multinational longitudinal study, Bmj Open Respiratory Research, Vol:10, ISSN:2052-4439

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