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Professor John Henderson

Professor John Henderson

Professor John Henderson
MD,ChB(Manc), FRCP

Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

Area of research

Genetic and environmental origins of asthma and allergy

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Summary

My research interests are primarily centred on identification of early life factors associated with the development of asthma and allergies in children. I work with the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALPSAC) cohort, where I have established a programme of respiratory follow up that includes lung function measurements, assessment of allergies and longitudinal infromation on wheezing illnesses and asthma through childhood. Recent work has focused on identifying different phenotypes of asthma in early childhood and investigating differential genetic and environmental influences on their development. The ALSPAC cohort has also made substantial contibutions to international collaborations to conduct genomewide association studies (GWAS) of asthma and allergies; we are currently leading a GWAS of early childhood wheezing phenotypes in collaboration with the The EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium.

Expertise

I am a Reader in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine. My background is in clinical paediatrics and I have trained in paediatric respiratory medicine, neonatal medicine and paediatric intensive care. My early research career was based around physiology of the respiratory system in children and infants. For the past decade, my main research interests have been centred on the epidemiology of asthma and allergy in children, working with the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents & Children (ALSPAC). I also have a major clinical role in the assessment and treatment of children with neuromuscular diseases and have recently developed a research programme in the evaluation of respiratory muscle function in this group of young people.

  • respiratory medicine
  • clinical paediatrics
  • respiratory system
  • children
  • intensive care
  • asthma
  • allergy
  • Memberships

    Organisations

    School of Social and Community Medicine

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