Prof Douglas Corfield PhD

Professor of Medical Sciences

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Programme Director MBChB

Deputy Head, Manchester Medical School


I am a physiologist with 25 years of experience of undergraduate medical and biomedical education.  Over this time, I have held senior leadership roles in medical education including programme management, teaching delivery and curriculum development in six distinct undergraduate medical curricula - initially in London teaching hospitals and subsequently at Keele and Manchester Medical Schools.

My research has two main components, each directed to a better understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of cardiovascular and respiratory regulation in humans.  Dysfunction in these systems is directly related to morbidity and mortality in conditions such as chronic lung disease, sleep-disordered breathing and stroke.


BSc Physiology (London)

PhD Physiology (London)

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The Physiological Society

Sustainable Development Goals

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