Dr Allinson is a consultant respiratory physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, working in the fields of  chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and respiratory failure.

Dr Allinson graduated in 2002 from St Peter’s College, University of Oxford and completed his postgraduate training at Oriel College, University of Oxford, in 2005. He trained in respiratory and general medicine in London and was awarded a PhD from Imperial College London in 2018.

Areas of expertise

Dr Allinson has expertise in the diagnosis and management of:

  • adult chronic airways disease including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema
  • respiratory failure


  • 2018   Royal College of Physicians Quincentennial Lecturer (London)
  • 2017   European Respiratory Society/European Lung Foundation Best Abstract Grant for Healthy Lungs for Life
  • 2017   American Thoracic Society Abstract Scholarship
  • 2016   British Lung Foundation Early Career Researcher 2016
  • 2016   American Thoracic Society Abstract Scholarship
  • 2015   American Thoracic Society Best of 2015 “Achievement Award”
  • 2015   American Thoracic Society International Trainee Scholarship Award
  • 2015   British Lung Foundation American Thoracic Society 2015 Travel Fellowship
  • 2014   European Respiratory Society Travel Grant for the best abstracts on COPD

Research interests

Dr Allinson’s research interests include how airways disease develops across life and how to identify the early stages of COPD development. His research also addresses how to improve the management of already established COPD. Dr Allinson is the primary investigator on an Asthma + Lung UK Project Grant.