NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE)

Platform II: Training & Capacity Development

Leads: Tabish Hazir & Igor Rudan

RESPIRE team involved in this Platform include:

  • Igor Rudan, Professor of International Health & Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh (Lead)
  • Tabish Hazir, Professor (Retd) and Head of the Pediatric department, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Lead)
  • Kathrin Cresswell, Social Scientst, University of Edinburgh
  • Rita Isaac, Rural Unit for Health and Social Affairs, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • Colin Simpson, Reader/Epidemiologist, University of Edinburgh


This platform will focus on increasing the number of health professionals and researchers who are trained to undertake high quality research.