Professor Andrew Fisher
Director of External Fellowships and Professor of Respiratory Transplant Medicine

  • Email: a.j.fisher@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7067
  • Address: Clinical Academic Office
    3rd Floor, William Leech Building
    Medical School
    Newcastle University
    Framlington Place
    Newcastle upon Tyne

Introduction

I am a Principal Investigator in the Fibrosis and Repair Group, a major research group in the Institute of Cellular Medicine. The work of the group covers basic, translational and clinical studies into the aetiology, mechanisms, prognosis and therapeutics of inflammatory and fibrotic diseases across a range of organs. Major research themes within my own group include COPD, Pulmonary fibrosis, Lung infections, Cystic Fibrosis and graft injury after lung transplantation.

Roles and Responsibilities

Honorary Consultant Chest and Transplant Physician, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Academic Director, Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Chair of the European Respiratory Society Lung Transplantation Group   Sept 2010- Sept 2013
Chair of the British Thoracic Society Science and Research Committee     Dec 2009- Dec 2012

Qualifications

BMedSci First Class
BMBS

FRCP
FRCP (Edinburgh)
PhD

Memberships

British Thoracic Society
European Thoracic Society
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation 

Honours and Awards

MRC Clinical Training Fellow 1996-1999
GSK Clinical Fellow 2005-2010

Research Interests

Acute Lung injury
Pulmonary Innate Immunity
COPD
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Airway remodelling in chronic lung disease
Pulmonary Hypertension
Lung Transplantation

Other Expertise

Honorary Consultant Chest Physician
Northern Pulmonary Vascular Unit
Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital

Postgraduate Supervision

4 PhD students, 2 Masters students
1 Academic Foundation Doctor

Esteem Indicators

Associate Editor Thorax
Editor ERS Monograph on Lung Transplantation

Funding

MRC Project Grant (PI)
CF Trust Research Grant (PI)
MRC Poject Grant (Co-I)
MRC Clinical Training Fellowship (Co-supervisor)
Marie Curie Fellowship (Lead supervisor)
MRC studentship (Lead supervisor)
GlaxoSmith Kline Fellowship (PI)

 

Projects

Undergraduate Clinical Teaching of Medical Students 

Lectures on Certificate in Clinical Transplantation

Lectures on Cerificate in Clinical Research 

Guest Lecture MRes Transplantation Module