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Respiratory Physiology and Medicine

Respiratory Physiology and Medicine

Group Leads

Dr Federico Formenti

Dr Caroline Jolley


Group Members

Dr Gerrard Rafferty

Dr Richard Bruce


Our Mission

To improve clinical care through a better understanding of respiratory physiology in health & disease

Through collaborative research incorporating expertise in basic and clinical respiratory physiology, we aim to develop, and apply, innovative research methods to the areas of

  • Respiratory physiology in extremes
  • Exercise physiology in health & disease
  • Health policy related to respiratory disease, critical care and rehabilitation


Research Areas

  • Understanding human responses to acute and chronic respiratory stress
    • Mechanisms of respiratory failure in clinical populations
    • Regulation of human responses to hypoxia
  • Exercise limitation in health & disease
    • Respiratory muscle & breathing mechanics
    • Neurophysiology of breathlessness


King’s Health Partners (KHP) Collaborations

Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation

Clinical Respiratory Medicine

SLaM/IoPPN Addictions

Lane Fox Unit & Critical Care


External / International Collaborations

University of Oxford (UK)

 Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (Spain)

Guangzhou Medical University (China)

University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

University of Milan (Italy)

University of Nagoya (Japan)

University of Naples (Italy)

University of Uppsala (Sweden)



European Respiratory Society

Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

Physiological Society



The KCH-GSTT Respiratory Muscle Research Group:

Professor John Moxham              

Professor Nicholas Hart                                 

Dr Joerg Steier                 

Dr Patrick Murphy           

Dr Michelle Ramsay        

Dr Bronwen Connolly     

Dr Victoria MacBean       

Dr Luigi Camporota          


Patient & Public Involvement & Engagement

GSTT BRC Respiratory Critical Care Research Advisory Group 

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