Clinical Epidemiology

Respiratory Epidemiology

This group focuses on the aetiology and natural history of asthma/allergic disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis and hereditary telangiectasia and delivery of care for people with lung cancer, using e-health databases and collection of original data.

Much of the research is conducted alongside the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit.

Major contributions to the evidence base include:

  • Cross-sectional and cohort studies in developing countries exploring the role of parasites in asthma;
  • Meta-analyses and the first RCTs of experimental hookworm infection in allergic disease;
  • Evidence on the role of paracetamol on the risk of asthma and allergy;
  • The effect of a pro-thrombotic state on the risk of developing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis;
  • Identification of factors associated with survival of cystic fibrosis patients;
  • Exploration of biomarkers for predicting prognosis.

Work on lung cancer care pathways and variation in access to treatment has guided national service planning.

International collaborations



EmailAndrew Fogarty




Clinical Epidemiology

The University of Nottingham
School of Medicine

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