Research

Research is an important part of the work within the Centre for Workplace Health. CWH are also dedicated to supporting clinical trainees to develop their research skills and to gain higher degrees (MD, PhD).

The research within CWH is aimed to make a difference for workers harmfully exposed to agents in the workplace, using simple, practical solutions. Previous research has included:

National and international approaches to the diagnosis and management of occupational asthma

  • Development of a National Standard of Care for occupational asthma
  • Occupational COPD diagnosis and health surveillance
  • National Standard of Care for Occupational COPD
  • Health Surveillance for Crystalline Silica Exposed Workers
  • Occupational lung disease and metal working fluid exposure
  • Health effects of occupational exposures in swine and poultry confinement
  • Occupational asthma and dermatitis in the hairdressing and beauty industry
  • Education, training, and exposure control in the baking industry
  • Immunological responses to inhaled agents
  • Translation research to understand better newer cellular tests of response to inhaled agents
  • Work aggravated asthma
  • Absenteeism, presenteeism and wellbeing at work

Our publications can be viewed by clicking on the key staff links on the right of this page.

Related Staff

 
Dr Chris Barber
BM, BS, BMedSci, FRCP, AFOM, MD
Consultant
Dr Lisa Bradshaw
RGN, Dip. Asthma, Dip COPD, Dip Allergy, MA, PhD
Respiratory Nurse Specialist
Prof David Fishwick
MBChB FRCP AFOM FFOM (Hon) MD
Consultant