Speaker profile:
Dr. Nicholas Hart MB BS BSc PhD MRCP

Nicholas Hart is a Clinical Research Consultant in Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine within Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Kings College London Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre.

In addition to providing clinical support for Critical Care, he provides support to the Lane Fox Respiratory Unit, which is the regional weaning and non-invasive ventilation unit specialising in providing long-term support for patients with neuromuscular, skeletal deformities, chronic obstructive airways disease and obesity-related respiratory failure.

Within the Asthma & Allergy Theme of the cBRC, Dr Hart's research is focused on the reduction of respiratory morbidity with the specific aims of reducing dyspnoea, increasing exercise capacity and enhancing health-related quality of life in patients with chronic respiratory disease.

A research programme of translational physiological research and clinical trials has developed focusing on two major areas: (1) advanced physiological monitoring and ventilatory strategies in respiratory failure and (2) muscle wasting, repair and rehabilitation in critically ill patients. Dr Hart's current and collaborative research projects are funded by National Institute of Health Research, Medical Research Council, British Lung Foundation, Guy's & St Thomas' Charity and a number of industry partners

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