Senior Investigator Profile

First NameJadwiga
Award StatusTerm 2
Current PostClinical Chair in Respiratory Medicine
DepartmentFaculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute
InstitutionImperial College London
NHS TrustRoyal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldRespiratory Diseases
Secondary Research FieldClinical & Medical Chemistry
BiographyJadwiga Wedzicha is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Insitute, Imperial College London (Royal Brompton Campus). She qualified from Somerville College, Oxford University and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London University. She has previously held senior appointments at Barts and the London Medical School (Queen Mary College London) and the London Chest Hospital. She was elected FMedSci in 2013 and received the Helmholtz International Award in 2014. She has a major interest in the causes, mechanisms and impact of COPD exacerbations and in the role of bacterial and viral infection at COPD exacerbation. She directs an active research group into COPD exacerbations and has published extensively on this topic. She chaired the Department of Health Home Oxygen Clinical User group. She was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the revision of the NICE COPD guidelines and a member of the COPD Quality Standards Topic Expert Group She was a member of the Programme Boards for the COPD National Clinical Strategy and the Home Oxygen Board. She was Guidelines Director for the European Respiratory Soviety (ERS) and Publications Director for the ERS Journals. She was Editor in Chief of Thorax till June 2010,Lancet Ombudsman from 2013 to end 2014 and is now the Editor of the American Journal of Respirtaory and Critical Care Medicine. She is on the editorial board of a number of international journals.

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