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Adolescent asthma study

Research team

Meet the research team

Professor Graham Roberts , DM, MRCPCH, MA, MSc, Professor and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician in Paediatric Allergy and Respiratory Medicine, University of Southampton

Chief Investigator

Professor Graham Roberts has been a clinical senior lecturer in paediatric allergy and respiratory medicine in Southampton since October 2004. He was promoted to Professor in 2011. Graham Roberts works clinically within the Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust as a paediatrician specialising in allergy and respiratory medicine. Additionally he oversees the undergraduate child health teaching programme. He is also the Co- Director of the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre on the Isle of Wight. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and, until June 2014, was Chair of the Pediatric Section.

Professor Sue Latter Professor of Nursing, University of Southampton


A health services researcher with a background in health visiting, Sue has been a University academic researcher for over 20 years. She has published in peer reviewed journals in health, medical and policy fields. Sue’s research interests have included research in health education and health promotion, patient experience of self-management of long-term conditions, health care professional interventions to support self-management, as well as research into medicines management and Government funded national evaluations of nurse and pharmacist prescribing. Her current research interests focus on stakeholder views of preferred outcomes of self-management of long-term conditions, and developing and evaluating NHS-provided interventions to support self-management, with a particular focus on enabling patient and carer management of medicines. Sue works with multi-disciplinary academic and clinical colleagues from a range of Universities and Trusts and is leading or collaborating on NIHR-funded as well as charitable-funded studies from Dimbleby Marie Curie and Asthma UK. Sue’s research expertise focuses on qualitative methods; her studies have also included development and feasibility studies of complex interventions.

Dr Christina Liossi Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Psychologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust


Dr Christina Liossi is an experienced researcher and clinician whose work focuses on children, teenagers and adults with long term conditions.

Dr Rebecca Knibb , Senior Lecturer, Aston University, Birmingham


Dr Rebecca Knibb is a senior lecturer and health psychologist at Aston University. She is an experienced researcher and cognitive behavioural therapist working with patients and families affected by allergy.

Dr Simone Holley, PhD, Research Psychologist, University of Southampton

Research Fellow / Study Co-ordinator

Dr Simone Holley completed her PhD in child sleep and psychology at the University of Southampton in 2009. She subsequently worked on a number of sleep studies at the University with Dr Catherine Hill. is a Research Fellow with an interest in pediatric psychology. She has previously been involved in sleep studies at the University of Southampton with children with epilepsy and cystic fibrosis.

Ruth Morris, Senior Research Nurse, NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Southampton

Based in the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility in Southampton, she is involved in a number of studies focusing on asthma and allergies.

Frances Mitchell, Senior Research Nurse, David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre, Isle of Wight

Based at the David Hide Centre in the Isle of Wight. She is involved in a number of studies focusing on asthma and allergies.

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