NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE)

Chronic Respiratory Disorders

Leads: Ee Ming Khoo, University of Malaya, and Hilary Pinnock, University of Edinburgh

This programme of work focusses on long-term conditions which develop and worsen over time, including diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and lung cancer.

RESPIRE projects in this area focus on four main objectives

  1. To identify and assess the burden of Chronic Respiratory Disease (CRD) in the four Partner countries.
  2. To develop and evaluate interventions to improve the management of COPD (and other CRD).
  3. To map the seasonal and geographic allergen load and impact of triggers for asthma.
  4. To develop tailored approaches to providing supported self-management for asthma.

Our projects

Mapping national IT infrastructure

This project is based at the University of Edinburgh, working with researchers from various countries.

Estimating chronic respiratory disease burden

This project is led from India, working with partners in Bangladesh, Malaysia and Pakistan

Estimating the Burden of Chronic Respiratory Diseases (CRD) in Bangladesh

This project is based at Child Health Research Foundation, Bangladesh.

The Bangladesh Asthma Hajj Study

This project is based at the ARK Foundation in Bangladesh, in collaboration with the University of Malaya in Malaysia

Estimating the costs of care, quality of life, and wider societal burden due to COPD

This project is based at King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital Research Centre, Pune in India.

Developing spirometry predictive values

This project is based at King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital Research Centre, Pune in India

Assessment of ASHA’s workload and its determinants

This project is based at King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital Research Centre, Pune in India

Pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD management in a rural Indian setting

This project is based at King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital Research Centre, Pune in India

Prevention, detection and treatment of adult lung disease

This project is based at Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore in India

Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic respiratory diseases in Malaysia

This project is based at the University of Malaya in Malaysia

Interventions at patient and practice level to improve asthma care

This project is based at the University of Malaya in Malaysia

The Malaysian Asthma Hajj Study

This project is based at the University of Malaya in Malaysia

Ecological analysis of asthma health outcomes in Malaysia

This project is based at the University of Malaya in Malaysia

Palliative care needs of patients with COPD

This project is based at the University of Malaya in Malaysia

Seasonal pollen induced asthma in Islamabad

This project is based at The Allergy and Asthma Institute Pakistan

Respiratory palliative care amongst the Rohingya in Cox's Bazar

This project is based at Fasiuddin Khan Research Foundation (FKRF) in Bangladesh

 

Fellows and PhD students

In addition to the above projects, a number of our Fellows and PhD students are also working on stand-alone projects related to chronic respiratory disorders.

Find out more about Dhiraj Agarwal's Fellowship

Find out more about Su May Liew's Fellowship

Find out more about Md. Nazim Uzzaman's Fellowship

Find out more about Monsur Habib's PhD

Find out more about Rutuja Patil's PhD

Find out more about Siti Nurkamilla Ramdzan's PhD

Find out more about Hani Salim's PhD