Career recognition for Professor William Man

Congratulations to Professor William Man, consultant chest physician at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, who has been promoted to professor as part of the 2022-23 academic promotions in King’s College London’s Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine.

This follows an annual round of academic promotions by the university which recognises the achievements and expertise of clinicians and academic staff, with the promotions taking effect from August 2022.

Alongside his clinical work, Professor Man leads the Harefield Respiratory Research Group which has developed an internationally competitive portfolio of health services research, and collaborates closely with colleagues at King’s College London, Imperial College, patient advisory groups, charities, industry, and many other NHS and academic centres across the UK.

Professor Man’s main areas of research have included pulmonary rehabilitation and COPD. He won the European Respiratory Society COPD award in 2006 for his work in post-hospitalisation pulmonary rehabilitation and has been recognised by the American Thoracic Society. In 2017, in recognition of his outstanding research leadership in the NHS, he was awarded a Royal College of Physicians / NIHR Clinical Research Network Award.  

More recently, he secured over £1.3 million funding for a study looking at the use of artificial intelligence in spirometry testing, and is the rehabilitation co-lead of PHOSP-COVID, a national consortium awarded £8.4 million to understand and improve long-term health outcomes following hospitalisation for COVID-19.

Professor Man is an ambassador for clinical research with a thriving team of physiotherapists and physiologists who he has successfully supported to win competitively awarded research fellowships and grants.  

On receiving the promotion, Professor Man said:

“I am delighted that King’s College London has recognised the respiratory research at Harefield Hospital, much of which has gone on to influence clinical practice. That is a real testament to the symbiotic relationship between the clinical pulmonary rehabilitation and respiratory research teams, working closely together.”

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