Respiratory medicine (lung)
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Professor Cullinan trained at Guy's Hospital in London and has worked at Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College since the early 1990s.

He carries out extensive postgraduate teaching both inside and outside the Trust, also running workshops on occupational lung diseases, spirometry in occupational health practice and introductory medical statistics twice a year.

Areas of expertise

Professor Paul Cullinan is an honorary consultant in respiratory medicine. He specialises in occupational and environmental lung diseases and is the chair of the asthma and allergy care group.

The occupational lung disease service at Royal Brompton Hospital is among the busiest of its kind anywhere in the world. You can find out more about the department's clinical and specialist immunological service, research and teaching activities.

Research interests

  • Cause and distribution of environmentally and occupationally induced asthmaCOPD and other respiratory diseases.

  • Effects of these diseases on work performance.

  • Traffic pollution and cardiorespiratory disease.

  • Impact of environmental and industrial disasters on respiratory health and how early life experience can influence asthma.

Research Publications


Hospitalisation for acute exacerbations of COPD is associated with high risk of readmission.

Usual gait speed is a consistent predictor of adverse outcomes in community-dwelling elderly people.