Respiratory Research

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Charlotte Bolton

Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences




Researcher of chronic respiratory disease, mainly COPD, with a focus on extrapulmonary manifestations and the role of pulmonary rehabilitation/ exercise. Global health with active collaborations in Nepal. Researching the persisting symptoms of patients recovering from COVID-19, including mechanistic studies and symptom burden. Studying the respiratory health of adults born preterm.Post Covid Research.

Co-investigator on the BLF Early COPD cohort (BE-COPD) and previously of several large consortia including MRC/ABPI COPD MAP and Technology Strategy Board "ERICA". Other grants from NIHR, GSK (investigator sponsored) and Pfizer (investigator sponsored). Supervising PhD students.

ORCID link: 0000-0002-9578-2249

Teaching and Learning

  • Respiratory Academic Programme Director for Clinical Academic Trainees;

- External

  • Chair of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) COPD Specialist Advisory Group (SAG) 2019 -
  • Taskforce for Lung Health, member 2021-
  • European Respiratory Society Task Force: "Longterm Management of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia" 2017-2019
  • Chair of the BTS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guideline Development Group 2011-2013
  • Co-chair of the BTS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Quality Standards 2013-2014
  • Royal College Physicians/BTS COPD Pulmonary Rehabilitation Audit Workstream 2013-2018
  • BTS Quality Improvement Advisory Group for Pulmonary Rehabilitation 2015-2018

Research Summary

Research into:


- Post Covid

- Global Health

- Exercise and Rehabilitation

- Lung Imaging

- Nepal

- Adults Born Preterm

Selected Publications

Division of Respiratory Medicine, The School of Medicine

The University of Nottingham
Clinical Sciences Building
Nottingham City Hospital
Hucknall Road
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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