Professor Mike Thomas
University of Southampton , Professor of Primary Care Research
Prof. Thomas holds the Chair of Primary Care Research at the University of Southampton, UK, an institution with an international profile in respiratory research, and leads the community-based respiratory research programme.
His research interests centre on respiratory disease management in community settings, including the diagnosis and management of asthma and COPD and the assessment of effectiveness of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies in every-day clinical settings. He has a particular interest in ‘real-world’ outcomes and pragmatic clinical research, and has published and lectured widely on these topics. He is the principle investigator in a number of current respiratory studies. He is an associate editor of the Primary Care Respiratory Journal and former Chief Medical Officer of Asthma UK and research chairman of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group. He has acted as an expert advisor on several UK NICE evaluations in the respiratory field, and was a member of the UK National Review of Asthma Deaths steering committee writing group.