The Leeds CF Research programme helps improve clinical care and develop new treatments for the management of cystic fibrosis. Key areas of expertise include electronic patient records and e Health, nutrition, infection, mechanism of drug allergy, renal disease, CF related  arthritis, psychology, adherence, education and physiological predictors of disease.


On Research is funded through multiple competitive grants. We collaborate closely with other departments as well as  Leeds University, University of Liverpool, Beckett university and Sussex University

Clinical trials

The adult unit has a clinical trials unit. We are members of the European clinical trials network and participate in key multi centre drug trials. Our priority has been to target trials of new therapies including  CFTR correctors and potentiators.


We are presently running 4 drug trials

The Team

Dr Daniel Peckham (Research Lead)
Dr Paul Whitaker
Dr Ian Clifton
Dr Chrisitine Etherington
Alison Morton (Dietetics)
Kim Pollard (Physiotherapy)
Giles Fitch (Research Fellow)
Helen Chadwick (PhD – MRC Fellowship)
Ann Wood (Research Nurse)
Lindsey Gillgrass (Research Nurse)


Over the past two decades, the Leeds Adult CF Unit has presented over 200 abstracts at international meetings and published  over 150 articles in Peer review journals

Selected CF publications

Leaders in Innovation and Electronic Care Records