Professor Simonds is chair of the European School of Respiratory Medicine / Education section of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2011-2014, has edited the ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicine and Handbook of Respiratory Sleep Medicine, which are the textbooks of those syllabuses. In 2015, she was appointed chief editor of ERJ Open Research – an online-only, open-access journal launched by the ERS. She is responsible for developing the curriculae for training in respiratory sleep medicine and respiratory critical care medicine in Europe (Hermes programmes).
She is the organiser and speaker at European and US courses and symposia on NIV, including European Respiratory Society Postgraduate Courses on NIV. She was a member of the Consensus Conference on Standards of Care in Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Congenital Muscular Dystrophy in 2010, and has formulated guidelines for the management of children with congenital myasthenia syndromes 2010, and is a member of British Thoracic Society guideline group for respiratory care of children with neuromuscular disease 2012. She has taught on postgraduate courses at the American Thoracic Society Congress, Philadelphia 2013 and Gulf Thoracic Congress, Dubai, 2014 and is a keynote speaker at the Malaysian Thoracic Society Congress 2014.
Professor Simonds additionally carries out extensive teaching of overseas and UK students, supervises four PhD students and regularly trains European Respiratory Society fellows.
Chatwin M, Bush A, Macrae DJ, Clarke SA, Simonds AK. 2013, Risk management protocol for gastrostomy and jejunostomy insertion in ventilator dependent infants., Neuromuscul Disord, Vol:23, 0960-8966, Pages:289-297
Simonds AK, 2013, Palliating breathlessness in patients with advanced cancer., Lancet Oncol, Vol:14, 1470-2045, Pages:181-182
Hull J, Aniapravan R, Chan E, Chatwin M, Forton J, Gallagher J, Gibson N, Gordon J, Hughes I, McCulloch R, Russell RR, Simonds A. 2012, British Thoracic Society guideline for respiratory management of children with neuromuscular weakness, Thorax, Vol:67, ISSN:0040-6376, Pages:1-40
Artigas A, Pelosi P, Dellweg D, Brochard L, Ferrer M, Geiseler J, Larsson A, Nava S, Navalesi P, Noel J-L, Orfanos S, Palange P, Schoenhofer B, Vassilakopoulos T, Simonds A 2012, Respiratory critical care HERMES syllabus: defining competencies for respiratory doctors, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:39, ISSN:0903-1936, Pages:1294-1297
Professor Simonds is author of Non-Invasive Respiratory Support (third edition 2007 Hodder Arnold) and co-author of Non-Invasive Ventilation (second edition due 2009 ERS publications) with J-F Muir and N Ambrosino, and co-editor of the ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicine 2nd edition (2013) and ERS Handbook of Respiratory Sleep Medicine 2012.
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