NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE)

Programme 2: Chronic Respiratory Disorders

Leads: Hilary Pinnock & Ee Ming Khoo

RESPIRE team involved in this programme of work include:

  • Ee Ming Khoo, Professor, Department of Primary Care Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia (Lead)
  • Hilary Pinnock, Professor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, University of Edinburgh (Lead)
  • Monsur Habib, Bangladesh Primary Care Respiratory Society
  • Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Associate Professor, Universiti Putra, Malaysia

  • Moira Whyte, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Edinburgh
  • Ali Zumla, Professor of Infectious Diseases/International Health with expertise in TB/HIV complications, University College London


This programme of work will focus on long-term conditions which develop and worsen over time, including diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), lung cancer, and the long-term complications of the HIV virus and tuberculosis (TB).