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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.