Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

Centre Student Representation for 2022

Imogen Skene steps up as Student Representative for the Centre for 2022, with Andreas Perikleous as Deputy

Imogen Skene and Andreas Perikleous
Centre Student Representative, Imogen Skene (left) and Deputy Centre Student Representative, Andreas Perikleous (right)

After manifesto presentations from a number of students in the Centre, and a round of voting, the new Student Representatives for 2022 have been announced!

Congratulations to Imogen Skene, a soon-to-be 3rd-year student based at Queen Mary University of London, who has recently been appointed as Centre Student Representative. Andreas Perikleous, a 2nd-year student based at the Imperial College London, is the new Deputy Student Representative.

In her manifesto, Imogen promised to be the voice of the student cohort on the Centre Management Committee, to highlight opportunities for in-person and virtual events and writing retreats, and to develop a mentorship scheme for students less far along in their study journey.

Andreas would like to develop opportunities for public engagement for the students in the Centre and offer them wellbeing and educational support. He would also like to increase the students’ use of social media to share their work and that of the Centre.

The role of our Student Representatives

Our current PhD and MD students form a vibrant and active group from various specialist areas. There are 25 student and affiliate students from institutions across the four UK nations. As Student Representative, Imogen will play a key role in bringing together our cohort of students.

During her time as Student Representative, Imogen will gain insight into the running of the Centre and will represent the student voice at Centre Management Committee meetings.

Andreas Perikleous will be deputy to Imogen, supporting her in her role and stepping in when required.

Our new Student Reps

For her PhD studies, Imogen has been exploring the health beliefs and behaviours of adults who attend the emergency department because of their asthma. She wants to discover their attitudes to switching to a Maintenance and Reliever Therapy (MART) inhaler.

Find out about Imogen’s PhD project

Andreas Perikleous is in his second year as a PhD student in the Centre and is investigating whether biomarkers (e.g. white blood cells in blood samples, levels of nitric oxide in the breath, and skin prick tests) can identify if inhaled corticosteroids should be used to treat preschool children’s wheeze.

Find out about Andreas’ PhD project

Thank you, Jasmine and Mats!

Many thanks to Jasmine Hine and Mats Stage Baxter, Centre Student Representative and Deputy for 2021 for their hard work over the previous year!