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Occupational lung disease 

Dr Johanna Feary

Senior clinical research fellow in occupational lung disease and severe asthma 
Dr Johanna Feary


Dr Johanna Feary graduated in medicine from the University of Nottingham. After completing training in the West Midlands, she moved down to London and completed her specialist respiratory training in and around the capital, including at Royal Brompton Hospital. 

She has a master's degree in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her PhD thesis, awarded by the University of Nottingham, was in the field of asthma epidemiology, specifically the association between environmental exposures and asthma and atopy. 

Area of expertise 

Dr Feary is currently working as a senior clinical research fellow in the department of occupational lung disease and holds an honorary post at Imperial College London. She also contributes to the asthma service at Royal Brompton Hospital, which specialises in the investigation and treatment of patients with difficult-to-control asthma. 

Research interests

Dr Feary currently holds a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) post-doctoral fellowship and is leading a large study looking at the relationship between workplace exposures and asthma and allergy in laboratory workers (the Safe Practice In Reducing Allergy in Laboratories (SPIRAL) study). 

Teaching and conferences

Dr Feary contributes to the training courses on lung function testing organised by the department of occupational and environmental medicine. 

She presented some of her research work at the British Thoracic Society 2014 winter meeting. 


  • Member of the British Thoracic Society Specialist Advisory Group on occupational and environmental lung disease 
  • Member of GORDS (Group of Occupational Respiratory Disease Specialists)

Royal Brompton

Sydney Street,
London SW3 6NP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121


Occupational lung disease team location:


Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Emmanuel Kaye Building, 1B Manresa Road, London, SW3 6LR


Contact details:


Tel: 020 7351 8341

Fax: 020 7351 8336

Email via Claire Bryson (clinical administrator)