Personal Chair (Clinical)
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- The University of Aberdeen Child Health Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital Aberdeen AB25 2ZG
Graham Devereux studied as an undergraduate at Cambridge and then Oxford Universities and trained in respiratory medicine in Newcastle, Nottingham and Aberdeen. Whilst in Newcastle he completed his MD thesis describing an epidemiological study of asthma prevalence in the North of England. After completing his clinical training in Aberdeen he completed a PhD thesis identifying antenatal influences on cord blood mononuclear cell responses. In addition to general clinical respiratory duties he has a subspecialist interest in airway diseases such as asthma, COPD and Cystic Fibrosis. His research interests include the identification of antenatal influences on the development of airways disease, but more recently he has become involved in clinical trials.
Research interests include the identification of antenatal influences on the development of airways disease and he is the principal investigator of the SEATON birth cohort study investigating associations between maternal diet during pregnancy and childhood asthma and allergy. He has published on the associations between childhood asthma and maternal diet, maternal smoking, parental occupation and fetal growth.
More recently he has become involved in clinical trials. he is Co-chief investigator for the NIHR HTA funded trial of low dose theophylline in COPD (TWICS) that has recruited 1578 people with COPD from 170 sites in the UK. He is working closely with Novabiotics to repurpose the drug cysteamine for use in people with cystic fibrosis, he has been/is chief investigator for several trials in this area. In the near future he will be co-chief investigator of the NIHR HTA funded trial of bisoprolol in COPD (BICS).