NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE)

Platform II: RESPIRE Studentships

Find out more about RESPIRE PhD students

Based across our four partner countries - Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Pakistan - RESPIRE PhD students from a vibrant global respiratory community of early career researchers.

Each PhD student is undertaking a unique project in the field of global respiratory health, co-supervised by leading researchers at the University of Edinburgh and partner institutions.

RESPIRE PhD students freestyle pose
Some of the RESPIRE PhD students pictured at the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Kuala Lumpur

Salahuddin Ahmed

Project: Community use of digital auscultation to improve diagnosis of paediatric pneumonia in Sylhet, Bangladesh (Embedded PhD project)

GM Monsur Habib

Project: Enhancing access to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) through implementation research in Bangladesh

Mohammad Shahidul Islam

Project: Long-term effects of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection in young infants (Embedded PhD project)

Ahad Mahmud Khan

Project: Developing a video expert panel as a reference standard to evaluate respiratory rate counters in paediatric pneumonia diagnosis

Lois King

Project: Addressing neglect of childhood pneumonia within global health governance: a case study in Bangladesh

Hana Mahmood

Project: mHealth for Pneumonia Prevention (Embedded PhD project)

Rutuja Patil

Project: Feasibility of using a teleconsultation facility (Micro-Health Centre -MHC) in management of CRDs in remote rural area

Biswajit Paul

Project: Chronic Respiratory Disease and Lung Cancer: Development and pilot testing of an intervention in a southern Indian rural community (Embedded PhD project)

Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman

Project: Implementation research on introducing pulse oximetry with routine IMCI services at first level health facilities of Bangladesh (Embedded PhD project)

Siti Nurkamilla Ramdzan

Project: Culturally Tailored School-Based Interventions for Childhood Asthma in Malaysia (CuT-AsthMa)

Sudipto Roy

Project: Care-seeking practices of and barriers to care-seeking for pneumonia in children aged less than five years in tribal and non-tribal rural areas of Pune district, India

Hani Salim

Project: Developing and piloting an ICT-based intervention for adult asthma with limited health literacy to improve asthma self-management