Respiratory Nurse Specialist

Dr Lisa Bradshaw RGN, Dip. Asthma, Dip COPD, Dip Allergy, MA, PhD

Lisa is a Respiratory Nurse Specialist at the Northern General Hospital and at the Health and Safety Laboratory, Buxton. She was ward manager on the Respiratory Ward at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle before moving into a respiratory nurse specialist role. She has been a respiratory nurse specialist for the past 21 years working in County Durham, New Zealand and latterly in Sheffield.

Her research interest began in New Zealand when she worked for the Wellington Asthma Research Group. She has since developed an interest in occupational lung disease as well as asthma, work and wellbeing and the personal impact of occupational lung disease.

Lisa has a masters degree (research methods) and a PhD (occupational asthma) both from the University of Sheffield.

Her current research projects include; the prevalence of work aggravated asthma in the UK and a mixed methodology study investigating the barriers and enablers to uptake of occupational health surveillance in the UK.

Recent Key Publications

Fishwick D, Barber CM, Bradshaw LM, Ayres JG, Barraclough R, Burge S, Corne JM, Cullinan P, Frank TL, Hendrick D, Hoyle J, Curran AD, Niven R, Pickering T, Reid P, Robertson A, Stenton C, Warburton CJ, Nicholson PJ. Standards of care for occupational asthma: an update. Thorax. 2012 Mar;67(3):278-80.

Harris-Roberts J, Bowen J, Sumner J, Stocks-Greaves M, Bradshaw L, Fishwick D, Barber CM, Work-related symptoms in nail salon technicians. Occup Med 2011;61:335-340.

Barber CM, Frank T, Walsh K, Burton C, Bradshaw L, Fishwick D. Knowledge and utilisation of occupational asthma guidelines in primary care. Prim Care Respir J. 2010 Sep;19(3):274-80.

Barber CM, Naylor S, Bradshaw L, Francis M, Harris-Roberts J, Rawbone R, Curran A, Fishwick D; British Thoracic Society Research Committee. Facilities for investigating occupational asthma in UK non-specialist respiratory departments. Occup Med (Lond). 2008 Jan;58(1):71-3

Fishwick D, Barber CM, Bradshaw LM, Harris-Roberts J, Francis M, Naylor S, Ayres J, Burge PS, Corne JM, Cullinan P, Frank TL, Hendrick D, Hoyle J, Jaakkola M, Newman-Taylor A, Nicholson P, Niven R, Pickering A, Rawbone R, Stenton C, Warburton CJ, Curran AD; British Thoracic Society Standards of Care Subcommittee Guidelines on Occupational Asthma. Standards of care for occupational asthma. Thorax. 2008 Mar;63(3):240-50.

Fishwick D, Bradshaw L, Davies J, Henson M, Stenton C, Burge S, Niven R, Warburton CJ, Hendrick D, Rogers T, Rawbone R, Curran AD. Are we failing workers with symptoms suggestive of occupational asthma? Prim Care Respir J. 2007 Oct;16(5):304-10.

Bradshaw LM, Barber CM, Davies J, Curran AD, Fishwick D. Work-related asthma symptoms and attitudes to the workplace. Occup Med (Lond). 2007 Jan;57(1):30-5.

Barber CM, Naylor S, Bradshaw LM, Francis M, Harris-Roberts J, Rawbone R, Curran AD, Fishwick D; British Thoracic Society Research Committee. Approaches to the diagnosis and management of occupational asthma amongst UK respiratory physicians. Respir Med. 2007 Sep;101(9):1903-8

Fishwick D, Bradshaw L, Henson M, Stenton C, Hendrick D, Burge S, Niven R, Warburton C, Rogers T, Rawbone R, Cullinan P, Barber C, Pickering T, Williams N, Ayres J, Curran AD. Occupational asthma: an assessment of diagnostic agreement between physicians. Occup Environ Med. 2007 Mar;64(3):185-90

Francis HC, Prys-Picard CO, Fishwick D, Stenton C, Burge PS, Bradshaw LM, Ayres JG, Campbell SM, Niven RM. Defining and investigating occupational asthma: a consensus approach. Occup Environ Med. 2007 Jun;64(6):361-5. Epub 2006 Nov 27.

Barber CM, Curran AD, Bradshaw LM, Morice AH, Rawbone R, Fishwick D. Reproducibility and validity of a Yan-style portable citric acid cough challenge. Pulm Pharmacol Ther 2005;18:177-80. 

Barraclough R, Bradshaw L, Barber C, Curran A, Fishwick D. Latent period for symptomatic sensitization in bakeries. Occup Med (Lond). 2005 Oct;55(7):580

Fishwick D, Barber C, Beckett P, Bradshaw LM, Rawbone R, Curran AD. Immunologic response to inhaled endotoxin: changes in peripheral cell surface markers in normal individuals. J Occup Environ Med 2004;46:467-72.

Barber CM, Bradshaw LM, Buttery P, Fishwick D, Whyte MK, Higenbottam TW. Assisted discharge for patients with exacerbations of COPD. Thorax 2001;56:417-8.

Barber CM, Bradshaw LM, Beckett P, Fishwick D, Curran AD. Allergy to lipopolysaccharide? Allergy 2001;56:797.

Key Publications