Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7351 8349joanna.szram Website




G46Emmanuel Kaye BuildingRoyal Brompton Campus





Current research interests

Employment issues in asthma and other respiratory diseases including surveillance

Causes and consequences of lung disease at work

Clinical work

I am Consultant Respiratory Physician (Occupational Lung Disease) at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. We run the largest and busiest department of its kind in Europe. The department holds regular external courses for occupational health practitioners, designed to assist management of all aspects of respiratory health in the workplace.

I also give presentations and provide advice on aspects of respiratory health and occupational lung disease to a variety of occupational health providers.

External roles

Clinical Advisor - Generalism, Lead Dean for Flexible portfolio training – Medical Education Reform Programme, Health Education England (HEE)

RCP (London) elected Council member and Linacre Fellow

Associate Editor, Future Healthcare Journal

Member of the Group of Occupational Respiratory Disease Specialists (GORDS), working to align UK based occupational lung disease services with a focus on best practice and integrated care

National Association of Clinical Tutors (NACT UK) Chair

Education and Training

Lead for internal and external education and training by the group, encompassing:

  • occupational health, respiratory and allergy specialist physicians, nurses, advisors and technicians
  • primary care health professionals
  • undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees
  • visitors to the department, from work experience for sixth form students, to shadowing, observerships and fellowships


MB, ChB (Cantab), MA, FRCP, MSc, FHEA, PhD, PGDipULT (Medicine)


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Woodfield G, Tyson LD, Orhan O, et al., 2021, Development of a north-west London paracentesis simulation course for core medical trainees., Future Healthc J, Vol:8, ISSN:2514-6645, Pages:e131-e136

Uthayanan M, Szram J, Mehta A, et al., 2020, The GMC national training survey: Does it have an impact?, Future Healthc J, Vol:7, ISSN:2514-6645, Pages:205-207

Szram J, 2020, Occupational airways disease, Medicine (united Kingdom), Vol:48, ISSN:1357-3039, Pages:412-416

Feary J, Cannon J, Fitzgerald B, et al., 2020, Follow-up survey of patients with occupational asthma., Occupational Medicine, Vol:70, ISSN:0962-7480, Pages:231-234

Szram J, Vaux E, 2020, Pandemic times: Learning well in a time of COVID-19., Future Healthc J, Vol:7, ISSN:2514-6645, Pages:100-101

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