Areas of expertise
Professor Chung's areas of expertise include asthma, especially in the diagnosis and treatment of particularly severe troublesome asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema and in the diagnosis and treatment of troublesome cough.
His research focuses on why some patients with asthma develop severe asthma and new treatments for this condition.
Professor Chung is also investigating how inflammation and scarring of the lungs can lead to asthma and bronchitis and studying new anti-inflammatory drugs for these conditions. He is also interested in developing new cough suppressants.
The professor has been a visiting scientist at the University of California Cardiovascular Research Institute, where he studied the relationship of inflammation of the airways to asthma.
He frequently travels abroad to lecture: in 2007 he spoke at the American Thoracic Society annual meeting, at the University of McGill and at the First American Cough Conference in New York. He has lectured across Europe, in several Asian countries, in Australia and South Africa. He is part of an American network for severe asthma and particpates in workshops on the subject in the USA.
Professor Chung co-hosts an international symposium on cough every two years at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College, London.
Memberships and committees
The professor is a member of the British Thoracic Society Council and sits on the Programme Committee of the American Thoracic Society for allergy and clinical immunology.
Professor Chung is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Respirology , Allergy, Respiration and the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. He is editor in chief of the BioMed Central Cough Journal.
He is the author of over 600 publications on respiratory science, diseases and treatments. He has co-edited books on asthma and cough, and is author of the Clinician’s guide to Asthma.