The team

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Clare Saunders

Research Service Lead

Clare leads the European Lung Clearance Index facility providing training, certification and central over-reading in the multiple breath washout technique using the Exhalyzer D system.

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Jane Davies

Professor in Paediatric Respirology & Experimental Medicine

In 2014, on behalf of the ECFS-CTN, Jane formed the Lung Clearance Index facility in response to the need for standardization of multiple breath washout for multicentre clinical trial use.

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Christopher Short

Senior Respiratory Research Physiologist

Chris joined the team in 2015 as an over reader and trainer in multiple breath washout. He is currently undertaking a PhD at Imperial College London; where he is investigating the clinimetric properties of Oxygen Enhanced-MRI and MBW.

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Mary Abkir

Respiratory Research Physiologist

Mary joined the team in 2020 after graduating from the clinical training programme.  As well as an over reader and trainer she also is a coordinator for a trial looking at real world clinical outcomes with novel modulator therapy patients with CF

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Gina Rivellini

PA

Gina works within the department of Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Lung Infection and provides valuable administrative support to the LCI Core Facility

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Sophie Pinnell

Respiratory Research Physiologist

Sophie is the newest member of the team; she joined this year after completing the scientist training programme. Sophie is working towards becoming an over reader and trainer in multiple breath washout.

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