Professor Andy Bush, consultant in paediatric respirology at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and head of paediatrics at Imperial College London, has been awarded a prestigious second four-year term as NIHR Senior Investigator. Only 200 clinical academics nationally have been successfully granted this position; eight of whom work at the Trust.
Competition for these appointments is very strong; winning a second term recognises the continued contribution that Professor Bush has made to the national health research agenda in paediatric respiratory disease.
Professor Bush has led paediatric research at the Trust since 1991 and his research team is at the forefront of research in cystic fibrosis; primary ciliary dyskinesia and severe asthma in childhood plus a number of rarer conditions. His work spans basic science right through to practical bedside improvements in care, with much of his team’s findings being adopted as best practice across the UK and Europe.
His current research is supported by a wealth of external organisations; such as Asthma UK, NIHR, Sobell Foundation, and a variety of European programmes. Professor Bush has published more than 400 papers in academic journals. His H-index is 67 with more than 19,000 citations (Google Scholar, April 2015).
Professor Bush will continue to work alongside the other seven NIHR Senior Investigators at the Trust:
- Professor Peter Barnes – respiratory medicine
- Professor John Cleland – cardiology
- Professor William Cookson – genomic medicine
- Professor Carlo Di Mario – cardiology
- Professor Kim Fox – cardiology
- Professor David Hansell – radiology
- Professor Jadwiga Wedzicha – respiratory medicine
We congratulate Professor Bush on his renewed appointment.