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Professor Ann Millar

Professor Ann Millar

Professor Ann Millar
M.D.,MB Ch.B.(Liv.), F.R.C.P.

Emeritus Professor

Area of research

Mechanisms of Lung Injury and Repair

Academic Respiratory Unit,
Second Floor, Learning and Research BS10 5NB
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+44 (0) 117 41 48069
+44 (0) 117 41 48050


Ann did her undergraduate training at Liverpool University and then trained in General Medicine gaining her MRCP. Her clinical training was undertaken in Liverpool and London at the Middlesex and Royal Brompton Hospitals.  It was during this time that she decided to specialise in Respiratory Medicine. She undertook an initial period of research in respiratory physiology for her MD at the Royal Brompton Hospital.  Whilst a Lecturer at the Middlesex Hospital she subsequently undertook a further period of research funded by the Sir Jules Thorne Trust into the cell biology of acute lung injury.  This has remained the on-going theme of her subsequent research.  In 1990 she was appointed as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath and Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust.  She subsequently moved to Bristol where she established the Academic Respiratory Unit, a collaborative group of scientists, clinicians, technicians and research nurses.

Her other interests include surviving as a parent, travel and gastronomy.





  • Cytokines
  • Alveolar Macrophages
  • Alveolar Epithelial Cells
  • VEGF


  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Connective Tissue Related ILD (CTILD)

Processes and functions

  • None


My research and clinical interest lies in mechanisms of lung repair, particularly related to the development of fibrosis and hence the conditions Adult respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Vascular endothelial growth factor bioavailibility and its regulation is our main current focus.

  • respiratory medicine
  • interstitial lung disease
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