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Professor Ashley Woodcock OBE FRCP FMedSci, is Professor of Respiratory Medicine University of Manchester, and Consultant Physician at the NW Lung Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital. He is a leading clinician and academic at the largest respiratory unit in the UK.
He has published over 300 peer reviewed papers, on asthma, COPD and chronic cough. He is the Chief Investigator for the Salford Lung Studies on over 6000 patients with asthma/COPD.
Professor Woodcock is an established specialty leader. However, he remains very grounded, listening to patients, and partnering with them to apply common sense in their care.
Areas of interest
Unexplained breathlessness, including elite athletes
Recurrent chest infections, including bronchiectasis
Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Respiratory Physician at NW Lung Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester FT
I am co-chair of Technology and Economic Assessment Panel to the Montreal Protocol.
This phased out CFCs worldwide, protecting the ozone layer and saving about 2.5 degrees of climate change.
It is now phasing out HFCs with a further 0.5 degrees of climate change.
OBE (services to the environment)
>300 peer-reviewed publications in Respiratory Medicine.
Mainly in asthma, allergy, cough.
I have not received a significant complaint about my practice for the last 10 years
- MB ChB University of Manchester 1975
- MD University of Manchester 1992
- FMedSci Academy of Medical Sciences 2008
Reference number 2240013
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- President British Thoracic Society 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Resp Med, 1985
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the European Respiratory Society
Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine
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