Kieran obtained his PhD in malaria immunity from Imperial College London in 2001. He began research into acute inflammation and organ injury during sepsis at the Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology and then Chelsea Westminster Hospital, Imperial College Campus. He has published a broad range of articles related to sepsis and severe burns injury, particularly on the role of monocytes as orchestrators of acute lung injury. His research is currently focussed on the emerging roles of extracellular vesicles in critical care-related disease, investigating the intravascular trafficking of microvesicles and their contribution to acute lung injury.
He is a course organiser and lecturer in the intercalated medical Anaesthesia and Critical Care specialty BSc.
et al., 2022, Microvesicle-mediated communication within the alveolar space: mechanisms of uptake by epithelial cells and alveolar macrophages, Frontiers in Immunology, Vol:13, ISSN:1664-3224
et al., 2022, Investigation of microvesicle uptake by mouse lung-marginated monocytes in vitro., Bio-protocol, Vol:12, ISSN:2331-8325, Pages:1-1
et al., 2021, Secreted extracellular cyclophilin a is a novel mediator of ventilator induced lung injury., American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol:204, ISSN:1073-449X, Pages:421-430
et al., 2021, Intra-alveolar neutrophil-derived microvesicles are associated with disease severity in COPD, American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Vol:320, ISSN:1040-0605, Pages:L73-L83
et al., 2021, Microvesicle-Mediated Enhancement of TNF-Driven Apoptosis During VILI, International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society (ATS), AMER THORACIC SOC, ISSN:1073-449X