Professor Andrew Bush
Professor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Respirology, Imperial College and Royal Brompton Hospital, UK
Professor Andrew Bush is Professor of Paediatrics and Director, Centre for Paediatrics and Child Health, Imperial College, Professor of Paediatric Respirology, National Heart and Lung Institute Consultant Paediatric Chest Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital.
His research interests include the invasive and non-invasive measurement of airway inflammation in children, in particular the use of endobronchial biopsy in the management of severe asthma, and also respiratory mass spectrometry.
He has supervised 47 MD and PhD degrees, authored nearly 650 papers in peer review journals, and written more than 100 book chapters. He co-edited the 9th Edition of Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children, and is currently editing the next edition.
He was Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (at that time the only Deputy Editor from outside North America), and Head of the Paediatric Assembly of the European Respiratory Society. He was the Joint Editor in Chief of Thorax, the first paediatrician to hold this post. Currently he is Guideline Director of the European Respiratory Society, having previously served as Chair of the Publications Committee. He is an emeritus NIHR Senior Investigator, and Chief Investigator in a £4.64 million Wellcome Strategic Award.
Most importantly, he is Grandpa to the six greatest grandchildren in the world, Dylan and Jack (both in South Africa, where a colleague unkindly but accurately described him as Professor of Wine, Cricket and Grandchildren at the UCT), and Oscar, and the twins Aya and Fletcher, and Lydia, all in the UK.