Dr James Hull completed his degree in exercise physiology at St George's Hospital Medical School in 2000, and in 2010 he completed his PhD in vascular physiology in chronic lung disease. He then completed the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Lectureship (CLs) during 2011-12, spending time at UCLA developing expertise in exercise testing.

Areas of expertise

Dr Hull is a consultant respiratory physician with areas of expertise in:        

  • asthma
  • cough
  • shortness of breath 
  • unexplained breathlessness
  • exercise physiology. 

He introduced a new test at the Trust, continuous laryngoscopy during exercise, for the diagnosis of upper airway problems during exercise and is the clinical lead for the cough, unexplained breathlessness service and upper airway/VCD service. 

He has specialist expertise in helping athletes with respiratory symptoms and is also co-chair of an expert group called Relacs, which is progressing the management of large airway collapse. 

Private patient referral 

If you would like to make an appointment with this specialist for private care, contact the RB&HH Specialist care team

Research Publications

Airway dysfunction is prevalent in elite endurance athletes and when left untreated may impact upon both health and performance.

Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) describes acute airway narrowing that occurs as a result of exercise.