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Bana Ridley

Medical Scientific Liaison at GSK and Community Pharmacist

Since an early age, Bana realised that she had a real passion for healthcare. Being determined to make a notable difference in the lives of people, Bana is highly patient focused to ensure she has a positive impact on their quality of life. Bana has over 6 years of experience as a community pharmacist and is currently working as Medical Scientific Liaison for GSK in an attempt to further her understanding of respiratory care as whole.

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Benjamin Croxford

Medical Scientific Liaison, GSK. Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist, NHS

Ben is Medical Scientific Liaison at GSK and Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist in the NHS. As a physiotherapist, Ben has specialised in Respiratory and Vascular medicine, including acute respiratory care and post-operative amputee rehabilitation.

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Carol Stonham, MBE

Senior Nurse Practitioner, Respiratory

Carol qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1986 in Bristol and has worked in Primary Care in Gloucestershire since 1990. Following 26 years working as a Nurse Practitioner in general practice Carol now works at Gloucestershire CCG on the Respiratory Clinical Programme Group as Senior Nurse Practitioner (Respiratory) as well as running a locality-based asthma FeNO service. She also enjoys teaching and mentoring.

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GSK

Some of our articles are written by GSK respiratory medical staff. We place the patient at the heart of everything we do and as leaders in respiratory disease we are committed to improving the lives of those living with asthma, COPD and other respiratory-related illnesses.

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Dr James Dodd

Consultant & Honarary Senior Lecturer Respiratory Medicine

Dr Dodd is clinical lead for the complex airways disease service (Severe Asthma & COPD) at the North Bristol Lung Centre, Southmead Hospital. He completed a PhD at St George's University of London before taking up an NIHR clinical lecturer at the University of Bristol. He was appointed consultant & honorary senior lecturer in Respiratory Medicine Southmead Hospital & University of Bristol in 2015.

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James O'Leary

Director External Relations UK, GSK

James is leading GSK’s work to raise awareness of the carbon footprint of different inhalers and the options available for patients.

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Dr Jennifer Quint

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Dr Jennifer Quint is a Consultant Respiratory Physician based at Royal Brompton Hospital, and a Reader in Respiratory Epidemiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London.

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Dr Karen Heslop-Marshall (PhD)

Nurse Consultant

Karen has worked in respiratory nursing for over 30 years. Karen's passion is addressing the psychological impact of respiratory disease on patients. Karen is on a mission to help improve the care patients receive using cognitive behavioural therapy skills and offers training to health care professionals interested in developing their skills.

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Laura Rush

Respiratory Specialist Practice Nurse

Laura is a practice nurse with a specialist interest in respiratory care. A large part of her clinical role involves reviewing complex respiratory patients at the practice to improve disease control and reduce referrals to secondary care.

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Professor Michael Hyland

Professor of Health Psychology, Plymouth Marjon University

Michael is a fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Distinguished International Affiliate of Division 38 of the American Psychological Association and is a Chartered Health Psychologist. Michael was Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Plymouth, retiring in 2018. He is currently an Honorary Professor at the University of Plymouth, and part time Professor of Health Psychology at Plymouth Marjon University.

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Dr Neil Martin

Consultant Chest Physician and GSK Global Medical Affairs Leader

Dr Neil Martin is a Consultant Chest Physician at the Glenfield Hospital Leicester, where he runs a Respiratory Physiology Clinic, and also works as Global Medical Affairs Leader for GSK. After training at Edinburgh Medical School Dr Martin joined the Royal Navy retiring as a Surgeon Commander after 18 years of service and attaining an MSc in Sports Medicine at Bath University. Dr Neil Martin has also completed an MD in Exercise Asthma in Elite Performance Athletes.

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Professor Robin Taylor

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Professor D. Robin Taylor lives in Edinburgh and is currently working for NHS Lanarkshire as a consultant respiratory physician. He returned to Scotland in 2013 after 25 years in New Zealand where he was Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Otago.

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Dr Steve Holmes

General Practitioner in Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Steve has been a GP for more than 30 years and still maintains 5 clinical sessions per week. He has been a member of the RCGP Council for the last decade, and has been an approved GP trainer for much of his career. Steve is a previous chair and current education lead for the Primary Care Respiratory Society - having been involved in a variety of national respiratory initiatives over the last 20 years, Steve has more than 200 publications to his name.

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