Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

Centre member awarded prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowship

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

Holly Tibble
Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research Early Career Researcher, Dr Holly Tibble

The University of Edinburgh has announced its 2023 intake for its prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowship scheme. Among the 33 successful candidates is Dr Holly Tibble, Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research Early Career Fellow.

The University has awarded Chancellor’s Fellowships since 2014. They are designed to help the most promising academics advance from the early stages of their career to more senior roles, and to empower their ground-breaking research.

They are for academics with a vision for future leadership in research and innovation, which may straddle leading a major area of research, forging new industry partnerships, or research-led teaching innovations.

Holly will be supported through a tailored programme that will help her realise her research, innovation and leadership ambitions.

Dr Holly Tibble

Dr Holly Tibble first joined the Centre in 2018 as a PhD student, and later moved into a postdoctoral role.

Holly’s research has been primarily in predicting asthma attacks using routinely collected medical data, focusing on how prescription records can be leveraged to understand patient’s medication use and their corresponding risk patterns.

See Holly's Early Career Researcher profile


Holly will remain part of the Centre and continue her research while moving into her new Chancellor’s Fellow role. Holly says:

As well as continuously refining the data analysis methods, I will be bridging key knowledge gaps in stakeholder requirements and preferences, and developing a complex intervention to evaluate how such a tool can be used to improve clinical practice. I am so happy to be continuing my work here, and am looking forward to new collaborations!

As well as her Centre role, Holly has worked with the EAVE II team, analysing uptake of COVID-19 therapies and their effectiveness against various virus subvariants. She also works with the Data Driven Innovation (DDI) team on the Data Science for Health and Social Care Masters programme at the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh.

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Read Holly’s research explorer page