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    Research Statement

    My research focuses on evaluating mechanisms of excessive inflammation in lung disease and how this may predispose to infection in the lung. My primary disease interests are Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. I am interested in how the innate immune response becomes dysregulated during excessive inflammation as a result of elevated protease activity. Findings from our group have been published in high-ranking Respiratory journals including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and the European Respiratory Journal. My research brings me in to contact with Pharma and Diagnostics companies, from whom I receive funding for translational studies. I have also been funded by the Medical Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, EU FP7, Innovate UK and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I am actively involved in the European Respiratory Society (ERS) as a member of Assembly 3. In addition, I was previously the Chair and Secretary of the Airway Cell Biology group of ERS (2011-17) and currently serve as a member of the ERS College of Experts.

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    Frequent Journals

    • Journal of Biological Chemistry

      ISSNs: 0021-9258

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1083-351X

      American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Inc.

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 4.04 SJR 2.672 SNIP 1.085

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    • Journal of Immunology

      ISSNs: 0022-1767

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1550-6606

      American Association of Immunologists

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 4.55 SJR 2.837 SNIP 1.112

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    • American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

      ISSNs: 1073-449X

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1535-4970

      American Thoracic Society

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 5.1 SJR 5.942 SNIP 2.998

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    • Thorax

      ISSNs: 0040-6376, 1468-3296

      BMJ Publishing Group

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 4.1 SJR 3.381 SNIP 2.215

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    • European Respiratory Journal

      ISSNs: 0903-1936

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1399-3003

      EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOC JOURNALS LTD

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 5.16 SJR 3.788 SNIP 2.396

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