Prof Stephen Fowler MD FRCP

Professor of Respiratory Medicine

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Research: Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Respiratory Research Group, Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine

Clinical: Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Teaching: Postgraduate Tutor for Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine; undergraduate clinical lead for Manchester Medical School Phase I Semester 2 (Respiratory / Cardiology / Haematology)

Graduated from the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester (1995), worked as a house officer and senior house officer at various hospitals in the North West, obtaining MRCP (1999) whilst on the medical rotation at North Manchester General Hospital. 

1999-2001. Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee (Supervisor: Prof Brian Lipworth).  “Clinical Application of Bronchial Challenge in Asthma: its Relation to Markers of Severity and Dose-Response during Treatment with Inhaled Corticosteroids”, awarded MD University of Manchester 2003.  

2001 - 2005. Specialist Registrar training in respiratory and general medicine in East Anglia, and included sub-specialty training in pulmonary hypertension and cystic fibrosis at Papworth Hospital. 

Took up current post in January 2006, initally as HEFCE funded clinical lecturer (promoted to senior lecturer 2016, professor 2020) post with duties split between research and teaching at the University of Manchester and clinical work at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Clinically I work in the regional severe asthma service, with a particular interest in the investigation and management of complex breathlessness.  These clinical interests and experience in severe asthma and associated airways diseases feed directly into my research programme as outlined under "Research".


BSc (Med Sci) University of St Andrews 1992

MB ChB University of Manchester 1995

MRCP London 1999, FRCP London 2015

MD University of Manchester 2003

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