Research, audit & quality
Numerous opportunities exist for collaboration with all the major clinical specialties and with University staff on the Foresterhill site.
There is also on-site support from the Audit Department, from the Research & Development Department and from the Medicines Assessment Research Unit, the latter for commercial research.
The Respiratory Unit has established clinical research interests particularly in the areas of Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cystic Fibrosis and Interstitial Lung diseases.
There are a number of ongoing projects particularly in the areas of:
Studies into the early life origins of Asthma and Allergy
The natural history of wheezing syndromes: particularly factors affecting decline in lung function including perinatal factors, childhood diagnostic category and diet
Studies into the chemotherapy and other management of Lung Cancer
Studies into the role of eosinophils and their products in the pathogenesis of Asthma
Treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
The University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen is a fusion of two ancient universities: Kings College founded in 1495 and Marischal College which dates from 1592.
The University maintains an outstanding record in scholarship and supports a high level of teaching and learning underpinned by a first class portfolio of research.
The Institute of Medical Sciences is adjacent to the University Medical School on the Foresterhill site and brings together medical scientists and clinicians in a fully integrated research facility.
There is a Clinical Effectiveness / Audit Department on site and a Scottish Office funded Health Services Research Unit.