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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.
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.
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.
Dr Nawar Bakerly is the clinical director for the Department of Respiratory Medicine (Pulmonology) and the Divisional Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) at Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester, as well as being the lead for integrated COPD services. Dr Bakerly also works as an academic and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, and has participated as lead or co-investigator in many clinical trials including the Salford Lung Studies for Asthma and COPD.
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.