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Prof. Alison Condliffe

Main form of employment

  • Professor of Respiratory Medicine,Department of InfectionImmunity and Cardiovascular Disease,University of Sheffield

Personal remuneration (including employment, pensions, consultancies, directorships, honoraria etc.)

  • Employment - University of Sheffield
  • Pension - NHS pension scheme
  • External examiner, University of Edinburgh (honorarium of £50)

Shareholdings and financial interests in companies

  • ARM shares (a computer chip design company with no relevance to medicine)

Research income during current session (over £50k per grant)

  • MRC Research Grant (Co-applicant: 2013-2016). PI3K Signaling and Aberrant Neutrophil Function in COPD; Implications for Disease Susceptibility, Prognosis and Therapeutic Targeting. £286,926.
  • Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship for Dr Katharine Lodge (Principal Applicant: 2014-2017). Role of hypoxia in driving local and systemic neutrophil-mediated inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). £218,301.
  • BLF Project Grant (Principal Applicant 2014-2015). Modulation of Phosphoinositide 3-hydroxykinase (PI3K) Signalling To d. Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation CTTV Project Grant (Co-applicant 2015-2017). Target identification and validation in uncontrolled airway disease: Understanding the genetics of uncontrolled airway disease; focusing on bronchiectasis and PI3Kdelta pathway. £191,909.
  • MRC Programme Grant with GSK MICA (Principal Applicant 2015-2020). Fundamental Role of Phosphoinositide 3-kinase delta in Infection and Immunity: Insights from a Novel Primary Immune Deficiency Syndrome, APDS. £1.28M.

Major academic collaborators (national and international)

  • Professor Edwin Chilvers, Professor Clare Bryant, Dr Pietro Cicute (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Dr Klaus Okkenhaug, Dr Phill Hawkins (Babraham institute, UK)
  • Professor Steve Renshaw, Professor Ian Sabroe, Dr Lynne Prince, Dr Phill Elks (University of Sheffield, UK)
  • Dr John Hurst (UCL, UK)
  • Dr Elizabeth Sapey (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Dr Sven Kracker (Paris)
  • Professor Stephan Ehl (Freiburg)

Un-remunerated involvement with and membership of medical, bio-medical, pharmaceutical, healthcare provision or science or health policy/communication and similar activities/organisations

  • None

Political/pressure group associations

  • None

Dr Nick Hopkinson

Main form of employment

  • Reader in Respiratory Medicine, Imperial College London. Hon Consultant Physician Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Personal remuneration (including employment, pensions, consultancies, directorships, honoraria etc.)

  • None

Shareholdings and financial interests in companies

  • None

Research income during current session (over £50k per grant)

  • NIHR RFPB £350,000
  • Moulton Foundation £90,000
  • BLF £50,000

Major academic collaborators (national and international)

  • EU PROactive consortium
  • London Respiratory Muscle Group

Un-remunerated involvement with and membership of medical, bio-medical, pharmaceutical, healthcare provision or science or health policy/communication and similar activities/organisations

  • BLF spokesperson
  • RCP Tobacco advisory Group
  • Chair BTS COPD SAG

Political/pressure group associations

  • Member of Labour Party

Dr Sejal Saglani

Main form of employment

  • NHLI, Imperial College London - Reader in Respiratory Paediatrics

Personal remuneration (including employment, pensions, consultancies, directorships, honoraria etc.)

  • None

Shareholdings and financial interests in companies

  • None

Research income during current session (over £50k per grant)

  • NIHR Career Development Fellowship - no conflict of interest associated

Major academic collaborators (national and international)

  • No conflict

Un-remunerated involvement with and membership of medical, bio-medical, pharmaceutical, healthcare provision or science or health policy/communication and similar activities/organisations

  • None

Political/pressure group associations

  • None

Lizzi Stephens

Main form of employment

  • Self-employed leading Singing for Health and Wellbeing Choirs. Employed by The Sydney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University as an assistant researcher.

Personal remuneration (including employment, pensions, consultancies, directorships, honoraria etc.) (Please identify organisation and category e.g. Wellcome Trust (Pension))

  • Some CCG grant funding for my Singing for Breathing Choir from which I pay myself a weekly fee. South and east Kent Coastal CCG’s.

Shareholdings and financial interests in companies

  • None

Research income during current session (over £50k per grant)

  • None, although my post at SDHRCAH is funded through the Oak Foundation.

Major academic collaborators (national and international)

  • Professor Stephen Clift, Dr Ann Skingley, SDHRCAH

Un-remunerated involvement with and membership of medical, bio-medical, pharmaceutical, healthcare provision or science or health policy/communication and similar activities/organisations

  • I attend my local Respiratory Network and sit with the task and finish group when invited to work on a specific project.

Political/pressure group associations

  • None

Dr Elizabeth Sapey

Main form of employment

  • University of Birmingham, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Respiratory Consultant

Personal remuneration (including employment, pensions, consultancies, directorships, honoraria etc.) (Please identify organisation and category e.g. Wellcome Trust (Pension))

  • Speaker fees for unrestricted discussions/ lectures regarding COPD and its treatment (using personally prepared slides) :
  • GSK, AZ, Almirall

Shareholdings and financial interests in companies :

  • None

Research income during current session (over £50k per grant):

  • MRC £400,000
  • Alpha 1 Foundation £175,000
  • West Midlands Chest Fund £125,000
  • NIHR £284,600

Major academic collaborators (national and international)

  • Prof RA Stockley COPD/A1ATD: The neutrophil as an immunotherapeutic target
  • Prof D Thickett Neutrophil dysfunction in acute sepsis
  • Prof Fang Gao Simvastatin in elderly patients with pneumonia
  • Prof J.M.Lord Healthy Ageing : Immunosenescence in innate immunity
  • Prof G Nash Endothelial interactions in COPD
  • Prof A Condliffe Sheffield. PI3K signaling in COPD
  • Prof R Insall Glasgow. Migratory analysis in neutrophils from patients with COPD
  • Dr P Hawkins Cambridge. Real-time imaging of PIP3 in COPD neutrophils
  • Prof W Wedzicha Imperial, London. Early COPD

Un-remunerated involvement with and membership of medical, bio-medical, pharmaceutical, healthcare provision or science or health policy/communication and similar activities/organisations:

  • BMA
  • BTS - Scientific Committee
  • ERS
  • ATS

Political/pressure group associations:

  • Nil

Dr Suzanne Miller

Main form of employment

  • University of Nottingham, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow.

Personal remuneration (including employment, pensions, consultancies, directorships, honoraria etc.)

  • None

Shareholdings and financial interests in companies

  • None

Research income during current session (over £50k per grant)

  • None

Major academic collaborators (national and international)

  • None

Un-remunerated involvement with and membership of medical, bio-medical, pharmaceutical, healthcare provision or science or health policy/communication and similar activities/organisations

  • None

Political/pressure group associations

  • None

Dr Amanda Tatler

Main form of employment

  • Senior Research Fellow, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Nottingham

Personal remuneration (including employment, pensions, consultancies, directorships, honoraria etc.) (Please identify organisation and category e.g. Wellcome Trust (Pension))

  • £40,864 funded by Asthma UK/ Medical Research Foundation

Shareholdings and financial interests in companies

  • None

Research income during current session (over £50k per grant)

  • £299,864Asthma UK/ Medical Research Foundation

Major academic collaborators (national and international)

  • Dr GIsli Jenkins, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Dr Bindi Brook, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Professor Simon Johnson, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Dr Charlotte Billington, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Professor Thomas Meersman, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Dr Chris Scotton, University of Exeter, UK
  • Dr Robin McAnulty, University College London, UK
  • Dr Ramaswamy Krishnan, Harvard University Medical School, USA
  • Professor Chris Brightling, University of Leicester, UK

Un-remunerated involvement with and membership of medical, bio-medical, pharmaceutical, healthcare provision or science or health policy/communication and similar activities/organisations

  • Meetings Secretary for British Association for Lung Research
  • Wed Committee Member of American Thoracic Society (Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology Assembly)
  • Member European Respiratory Society
  • Member of British Lung Foundation
  • STEM Ambassador

Political/pressure group associations

  • None