The Respiratory Medicine Unit (RMU) is situated in the NDM Research Building on the Old Road Campus, and headed by Professor Ian Pavord who is the Professor of Respiratory Medicine. The Centre comprises distinct but inter-linking research groups led by Drs Ling-Pei Ho (Head of Translational Lung Immunology), Luzheng Xue and Mona Bafadhel, and aims to bridge basic respiratory science to practise-changing translational research and early phase clinical trials. Our goal is to translate best basic and clinical science to best clinical treatment of patients with respiratory diseases.
The Centre is also a focal point for research groups found elsewhere on the campus but related to the Respiratory Medicine – Sleep Medicine research (John Stradling and Annabel Nickol, ORCTU), Pleural Research (Najib Rahman, ORCTU), Infection genomics (Stephen Chapman, WTCHG) and Cellular Lung Immunology (Ling-Pei Ho, WIMM). We are partners with the Oxford Respiratory Clinical Trials Unit, and a member of the NIHR Translational Research Partnership. The centre builds on excellent specialist clinical programmes in airways diseases, interstitial lung disease, sleep and ventilation, pleural diseases and cystic fibrosis at the clinical department.