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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.


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


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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