Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research


Centre news from 2023

Ask asthma patients and their parents about exposure to air pollution, study suggests

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By including air pollution in the asthma risk factors assessed in a clinical history, evidence on fatal and near-fatal attacks can be built

Congratulations to Dr Emma Kinley on a stellar year of achievements!

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As well as completing and graduating from her PhD at University of Edinburgh, Emma has recently passed her Health Psychology (Stage 2) viva as well!

Are perceptions of unknown harms slowing potential public health improvements?

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Survey in response to Centre debate suggests that clinicians could be overestimating the harm from vaping compared to tobacco smoking

Psychological distress was widespread among people with asthma during COVID-19

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Research shows the pandemic increased anxiety, depression and PTSD in people with asthma

Recent PhD Completions

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Congratulations to our most recent PhD completions!

Centre member awarded prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowship

Dr Holly Tibble wins University of Edinburgh Chancellor's Fellowship
Dr Holly Tibble has been announced as a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh

Big data – its implications and use in asthma care

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Reflections on our Annual Scientific Meeting methodology presentations on big data

New Patient and Public Involvement Volunteer Lead

David Weatherill joins the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research as Patient and Public Involvement Volunteer Lead
David Weatherill becomes a volunteer Patient and Public Involvement lead for the Centre

Delivery of meaningful Patient and Public Involvement needs adequately funded staff

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Guidance for budgeting Patient and Public Involvement staff costs published in article