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, Circulating Myeloid Cell-derived Extracellular Vesicles as Mediators of Indirect Acute Lung Injury., Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol
et al., 2022, Stimulation of Neutrophils in Whole Blood Enhances the Pro-inflammatory Activity of Neutrophil-Derived Microvesicles., Faseb J, Vol:36 Suppl 1
et al., 2022, Neutrophil-Derived Microvesicles Enhance Pulmonary Vascular Inflammation via a Toll-like Receptor 4 Signaling-Dependent Mechanism., Faseb J, Vol:36 Suppl 1
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, Macrophage-Derived Microvesicles Induce Alveolar Epithelial Cell Death in an In Vitro Stretch Model, AMER THORACIC SOC, ISSN:1073-449X