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Dr Matthew Hind studied medicine at King’s College London, and did postgraduate training in respiratory medicine at the:

  • Royal Free

  • Royal Brompton

  • Hammersmith,

  • St Mary’s

  • St George’s hospitals.

He completed a PhD in regenerative biology funded by the Wellcome Trust, discovering that damaged lungs can regenerate in response to a particular molecular signal. For this work, he received the prestigious European Respiratory Society COPD award for “outstanding contribution to COPD research in Europe” and Young Investigator awards from the British Thoracic Society.

Areas of expertise

Dr Hind specialises in all adult respiratory medicine and sleep disorders. He is based at the Royal Brompton Hospital, where he has a diverse practice of patients with a variety of respiratory and sleep disorders. Many of these patients need respiratory support with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or non-invasive ventilation.

He has particular expertise in:

  • smoking-related lung disease

  • COPD

  • emphysema

  • obstructive sleep apnoea

  • ventilatory failure

  • developmental lung defects.

Dr Hind and Professor Mary Morrell from the National Heart & Lung Institute at Imperial College have made two videos explaining what happens in a sleep study and likely treatments.

Research interests

Dr Hind established a lung development and regeneration laboratory at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College. This group are researching the molecular signals that switch on lung repair pathways to develop new treatments for patients with lung disease.

To understand the biology of this process, they have developed novel human tissue models and are applying genomics to study the molecular and cellular biology of lung regeneration in man. The development of new human lung models has been recognised with an NHS innovations award.

You can find out more about Dr Hind's research work on his Imperial lung research lab website


Dr Hind supervises and examines postgraduate PhD students at Imperial College. He is also a clinical examiner for the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Hind has established and led multi-disciplinary medical teams working on complex clinical problems both in the UK and internationally.

CogX Global Leadership Summit 2020

Dr Hind spoke at the first virtual CogX Global Leadership Summit 2020, an event which brought together over 40,000 participants, leaders and thinkers from the fields of science, business and research to tackle the question: "how do we get the next 10 years right?" 

Dr Hind joined Dr Jack Kriendler, founder & medical director, Centre for Health and Human Performance, and his former Covid-19 patient Mohamed Hamaddy, to provide front line insight into how the intensive care unit at Royal Brompton Hospital has handled Covid-19 cases, and the techniques and innovations it has used to treat patients. You can watch the full session here

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