Career recognition for Trust researchers

18 October 2018

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust now boasts an additional seven professors and two readers in its ranks thanks to recognition for clinicians, and their ongoing contribution to furthering our understanding of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. 

Clinical researchers from a range of areas, including cardiology, imaging, surgery, intensive care and respiratory medicine, were all promoted to either professors or readers, by Imperial College London, one of the Trust’s main academic partners.

Whilst Professor is a title most of us are familiar with, a Reader is an academic rank above senior lecturer at universities, and recognises a distinguished record of original research.

This follows an annual round of academic promotions by Imperial College which recognises the achievements and expertise of clinicians and academic staff, with the promotions taking effect from 1 September 2018.

A full list of the awards is listed below.


Susanna Price, Professor of Practice (Cardiology & Intensive Care)

Piers Daubeney, Professor of Practice (Paediatric Cardiology)

Sujal Desai, Professor of Practice (Thoracic Imaging)

Eric Lim, Professor of Thoracic Surgery

Michael Loebinger, Professor of Practice (Respiratory Medicine)

Andrew Menzies-Gow, Professor of Practice (Respiratory Medicine)

Robert Wilson, Professor of Practice (Respiratory Medicine)


Dr Jennifer Quint, Reader in Respiratory Epidemiology

Dr James Ware, Reader in Genomic Medicine

Professor John Pepper, director of research for the Trust, believes this reflects the calibre of research carried out at the Trust and with our partners;

“These academic promotions, richly deserved, show that the Trust continues to push the envelope across a broad spectrum of activities in heart and lung disease. Innovation and development are the criteria by which we are measured.”

Congratulations to all our promoted staff. 

You can read more about Dr Quint and Dr Ware’s appointments as Readers in this interview conducted by Imperial College.