John has published over 400 academic papers on allergy and respiratory topics and was Editor in Chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology for 12 years until 2010. In 2013 he was awarded an OBE for services to food allergy research.
Alan is a translational research scientist providing support for project and research management particularly focussing data collection and analysis. Alan supports clinical teams with the application of Quality Improvement techniques. He has interests in Geo-spatial and temporal analyses of variation; emergency flow data analyses; and systems thinking. Alan has previously worked as a quantitative and qualitative researcher in the tourism sector, and provided consultancy support as a statistical advisor.
Alan read Biological Sciences followed by MSc Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Hertford College, University of Oxford, and a PhD Ecology and Environmental Economics at the University of Reading. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Alan has advanced applied statistical knowledge (including GLM, MNL, and CART) and GIS experience. His academic interests include ensuring public engagement with science, Improvement Science, systems thinking, application of statistics to real world problems, and effective data visualisation.
Laura is pursuing her PhD in the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London. Her work will explore the process of achieving sustainability in healthcare improvement initiatives and investigate how sustainability can be influenced with the use of specific strategies and interventions.
Izaba is the first Health Foundation funded PhD student based at CLARHC. She will be working across all of the themes, exploring the wider benefits of being involved in Quality Improvement (QI ) initiatives and exploring how QI is evaluated.
She graduated from Kings College London with a degree in biomedical science specialising in pathology before moving to Imperial College London to study for a master’s in public health. Since then she has gained a wealth of experience working in the public sector for a range of regulatory organisations including: The Royal College of Psychiatrists; The National Institute of Clinical Excellence; and The Care Quality Commission. Izaba has a keen interest in health service research and improving patient carer experience.
Faiza graduated from Sheffield Medical School in 2005 having gained the Lord Tom Pendry University Academic Scholarship prior to commencing her degree. She is currently in her penultimate year of Respiratory and General Internal Medicine Training.
She was previously awarded a Health Education Yorkshire and Humber fellowship becoming part of the leadership network focusing on Healthcare Leadership, Education and Simulation. During her fellowship, she was involved in the quality improvement of education delivery in line with simulation advancements.
She has presented publications on multiple occasions both nationally and internationally during her fellowship. In 2013, she won a highly commended British Thoracic Society award for Education Innovation and the Yorkshire Medical Society Prize for the standardisation of bronchoscopy training across Yorkshire and Humber. She has previously carried out research in the area of Bronchoscopy simulation and trainees’ retention of skills. She joined CLAHRC NWL to embark on a PhD at Imperial College London based on the Quality Improvement of the care of Breathless patients and exploring the overlap between COPD and Heart Failure.