Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Interstitial Lung Disease







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Philip Molyneaux is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Interstitial lung disease and an Honorary Consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Philip qualified from Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine in 2004, where he completed an intercalated BSc. in Molecular Genetics. He undertook his SHO training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and upon completion of the MRCP attained an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow position in Respiratory medicine at Imperial College. He spent the next two years training at St Mary’s Hospital and working with Professors Cookson, Moffatt and Johnston studying the respiratory microbiome in COPD. 

An Asmarley training fellowship allowed him to undertake a PhD examining the host response to the respiratory microbiome in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis as part of the Prospective Study of Fibrosis In the Lung Endpoints (PROFILE) study with Professors Maher, Cookson and Moffatt

Having completed his clinical training in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine he returned to Imperial joining the Fibrosis Research Group as a Senior Clinical Lecturer. He also holds a position as Consultant in Interstitial Lung Disease at the Royal Brompton Hospital where he has a  special interest in Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis.



Barnett J, Molyneaux PL, Rawal B, et al., 2019, Variable Utility of Mosaic Attenuation to Distinguish Fibrotic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis., Eur Respir J

Allden SJ, Ogger PP, Ghai P, et al., 2019, The transferrin receptor CD71 delineates functionally distinct airway macrophage subsets during idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, ISSN:1073-449X

Segal LN, Molyneaux PL, 2019, The challenging road of moving from association to causation for microbiome research in IPF, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol:199, ISSN:1073-449X

Moore C, Blumhagen RZ, Yang IV, et al., 2019, Resequencing study confirms host defense and cell senescence gene variants contribute to the risk of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, ISSN:1073-449X

Garner JL, Garner SD, Hardie RJ, et al., 2019, Evaluation of a re-useable bronchoscopy biosimulator with ventilated lungs, Erj Open Research, Vol:5, ISSN:2312-0541

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