Senior Investigator Profile

TitleProfessor
First NameAshley
SurnameWoodcock
Award StatusTerm 2
Current PostProf Resp medicine
DepartmentRespiratory Research Group
Telephone44 161 291 5870
Emailashley.woodcock@manchester.ac.uk
InstitutionUniversity Hospital Of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
NHS TrustManchester University Foundation Trust
Region NameNorth West
Primary Research FieldRespiratory Diseases
Secondary Research FieldImmunology - Allergy
BiographyProfessor of Respiratory Medicine; Head of School of Translational Medicine; University of Manchester Consultant Physician, University Hospital of South Manchester. Ashley Woodcock is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Manchester, and Consultant Respiratory Physician at the University Hospital of South Manchester. His main research interests are in the treatment of asthma and cough. He studied at the University of Manchester, and then trained in at the Royal Brompton Hospital under the mentorship of John Batten, Margaret Turner Warwick, and Duncan Geddes. In 1985 he moved back to Manchester, initially as a consultant physician, but always with major translational research interests in asthma and the environment, and more recently cough. He now is Head of the School of Translational Medicine, and the NIHR Translational Research Facility in Respiratory Medicine. Since 1995, he has a been co-chair of the Medical Technical Options Committee to the Montréal protocol . He has provided leadership in the safe worldwide phase-out of CFCs used in inhalers for asthma and COPD, for which he was awarded OBE for services to the environment in 2006. He contributed to the Nobel Peace Prize with IPCC in 2007. He was awarded FMedSci in 2008.
 

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