Research Week Success

Last week, the Respiratory Department, along with many other departments at UCLH, participated in the ‘Celebrating Research Week at UCLH’ event. Hundreds of patients and staff visited various stalls to learn about our latest advancements. This event provided a valuable platform for knowledge exchange and community engagement, emphasising the importance of research and the crucial role of patient input.

The Respiratory and Breathing Matters table featured informative displays showcasing our current projects and research initiatives. We engaged many visitors through interactive sessions, sparking lively discussions and interest.

Richard Beatson, our post-doctorate researcher, conducted live demonstrations in how detecting specific smells in the breath of pulmonary fibrosis patients could make a tangible difference in early diagnosis to enable quicker treatment commencement.  He received valuable input from the public and staff on this initiative.

We also had a ping pong and straw game that illustrated the challenges of limited breathing, simulating the difficulties faced by Respiratory patients.

We were thrilled to connect with supporters, patients, and staff, sharing the incredible work we are doing thanks to your support through our research into interstitial lung disease, like pulmonary fibrosis, and lung infections, like bronchiectasis, pneumonia and tuberculosis. Your involvement and generosity are the driving force behind our success, and together, we are continuing to make a meaningful difference.

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Over one million people participate in health research each year in the UK, with more than 1,000 research projects taking place at UCLH alone. Your contribution to research is vital for helping people live healthier and longer lives. To find out how you can get involved, visit

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