Professor Tom Wilkinson
Professor Tom Wilkinson trained at the University of Cambridge and Barts and the London School of Medicine and completed his PhD at UCL studying disease mechanisms driving infective exacerbations of COPD. He is lead of the Southampton COPD research group, and Airways disease research theme lead for the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Nutrition and Respiratory Medicine. His research seeks to improve understanding of the mechanisms which drive susceptibility to respiratory infections and exacerbations in patients with chronic lung disease, and to develop new vaccines and therapies to impact on these.
Professor Wilkinson was co-chair of the British Thoracic Society Home Oxygen Guidelines standards of care committee and has contributed to the national nutritional guidance for COPD. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and reviews on the topics of airways disease, exacerbations and airway immunology.