Professor Richard Lewis

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Consultant Physician in respiratory medicine with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Honorary Senior Research Fellow


MB BS St Thomas's Hospital Medical School University of London 1974 MRCS (England) LRCP (London) 1974 MRCP (UK) 1977 FRCP (London)1992 DM (Soton)1985

Honorary Senior Research Fellow of National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit
Honorary Professor of Respiratory Medicine University of Worcester
Vice President of the Friends of Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Vice Chairman of the Governors of St Richard's Hospice Worcester
Member of the Specialist Advisory Group for the British Thoracic Society on interventional pulmonology, and Chairman of a committee producing 2 national guidelines on bronchoscopy
Chairman of the Guideline Committee for "Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Flexible Bronchoscopy in Adults" for the British Thoracic Society.
Secretary of the Midland Thoracic Society

PhD Supervision
Lead supervisor to Dr Philip Brammer's MD (Univ Birmingham) granted 2008 entitled "Obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring and the use of variable prssure continuous positive airway pressure.

Co-supervisor to Dr Gabriele Price's PhD (Univ Coventry) granted 2007 entitled "Effects of weather, air quality, and geographical location on asthma and COPD exacerbations in the localities of Worcester and Dudley.

Co-supervisor to Dr Bernadette Diethart's PhD (Univ Coventry) granted 2009 entitled "The use of inert hydroxypropylmethylcellulose powder as a remedy for allergic rhinitis.

Plus Co-supervisor to Dr Mel Jones PhD (Univ Coventry) gained 2005 entitled The role of indoor fungi in the association between asthmatic hospitalisation and deprivation in Worcestershire UK.

Co-supervisor to Mark O'Leary's D Eng (Brunel University) on electrostatics and asthma (transferred in yr 3 to PhD 2009).

Mentor to Dr Ingrid du Rand in her Masters in Evidence Based Medicine, Oxford University, and co-author of her work on specialist training in bronchoscopy in the UK and the use of a web based system for guideline production .

Selected Publications

Whittle HC, Rowland MCM, Mann GF, Lamb WH, Lewis RA. Immunisation of 4-6 month old Gambian infants with Edmonston-Zagreb vaccine. Lancet 1984; ii : 834-837

Lewis RA, Lewis MN, Tattersfield AE. Asthma induced by suggestion, is it due to airway cooling? Am. Rev. Resp. Dis. 1984; 129 : 691-5

Lewis RA and Fleming JS Fractional deposition from a jet nebuliser; how it differs from a metered dose inhaler Brit. J. Dis. Chest 1985 ; 79 : 361 - 367

Lewis RA and Howell JBL Definition of the hyperventilation syndrome Bull. Eur. Physiopathol. Respir. 1986 ; 22 : 201 - 205

Watson JP, Cowen P, Lewis RA The relationship between asthma admission rates, routes of admission, and socio-economic deprivation. Eur. Respir. J. 1996 : 9 : 2087 - 2093

Watson JP, Lewis RA. Is asthma treatment affordable in developing countries? Thorax 1997; 52 : 605-7

Emberlin J, Lewis R. A double blind placebo controlled trial of inert cellulose powder for the relief of symptoms of hay fever in adults. Curr Med Res Opin 2006; 22: 275-85.

Tan SL, Lewis RA Picture archiving and communication systems: A multicentre survey of users experience and satisfaction. European Journal of Radiology 2010; 75: 406-410

Diethart B, Emberlin JC, Lewis RA. Hydroxypropylmethylcelluloses gel application delays Der p1 diffusion in vitro. Natural Science 2010; 2 : 79-84

Du Rand IA, Barber P, Goldring J, Lewis RA, Mandal S, Munavvar M, Rintoul RC, shah PL, Singh S, Slade MG, Woolley A.

Guideine for advanced diagnostic and therapeutic flexible bronchoscopy in adults (on-line 2010, Thorax 2011)
Lewis RA Chapter XII Inhalation drugs in asthma management: State of the Art, factors affecting delivery, and clinical response to inhaled drugs. In Current Treatment of Ambulatory Asthma. Ed Settipane GA. 1986 : xii : 64 - 74

Taylor L, Lewis RA, Watson JP, Partridge MR. et al . Asthma; The hidden cost. A National Asthma Campaign investigation into severe asthma. London: National Asthma Campaign. Oct 1995 (ISBN 0-9506434-7-5)

Lewis RA, Watson JP. Chapter: Socio-economic Difficult Asthma Ed. Holgate, Boushey, Pauwels: Dunitz 1999 501-520

Honeybourne D, Lewis RA et al British Thoracic Society Guidelines on diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy. Thorax 2001 : 56 : (suppl 1), 1 - 21

Lewis RA Bronchoscopy Inside the human body Part 167 ed Abrahams P 2002. Bright Star Publishing plc