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Meet the people behind the articles. To ensure our articles are really relevant and useful to you, we are working with a wide range of healthcare professionals to create best-in class content. Learn more about these experts below.

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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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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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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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Dr Nawar Bakerly MD, FRCP

Consultant Respiratory Physician

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.

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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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