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Tony De Soyza is a Professor in Respiratory medicine and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Trust.
He has a wealth of experience in respiratory. Tony trained in Dundee and Newcastle with a PhD in Respiratory Infections at Newcastle University.
He has held a number of NIHR and MRC grants and has established a biobanked national cohort in bronchiectasis. He has held a number of NIHR roles over 9 years including regional
specialty group lead, cross disciplinary regional industry lead, Respiratory medicine technology lead and Deputy Chair prior becoming National Specialty Lead. He is respiratory lead for a NIHR Diagnostics evidence collaborative and was program lead for an Academic Health Science network.
His research experience includes working on a number of commercial trials ranging from phase II to IV as site PI up to and including leading as a global Chief Investigator. As an expert on respiratory health, his clinical interests link to COPD and bronchiectasis whilst he strives to support innovation and research across the range of respiratory medicine.