David Price, M.B B.Chir, MA, DRCOG, FRCGP

Primary Care Respiratory Society UK, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

David Price is the Primary Care Respiratory Society Professor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of General Practice at the University of Adelaide in Australia as well as holding an honorary chair at the University of East Anglia.

He is the ex-chair of the research committee of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group and a member of the executive committees for the international ARIA and EPOS guidelines groups. He was until recently the director for the Comprehensive Local Research Network in Norfolk and Suffolk and an honorary consultant at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and NHS Norfolk.

He completed his medical degree at Cambridge University in 1984, and his General Practitioner training in Norwich in 1989 where he worked as a principal in practice until 2000 and now works in the Norfolk community based respiratory and allergy service which focuses predominantly on difficult to manage asthma and COPD.

He is extensively involved in respiratory and allergy research; his areas of special interest are ‘real-life’ effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions, clinical trial design, compliance, and patient attitudes to their disease. He has authored over 270 peer-reviewed publications since 2000 and is responsible for approximately $15 million in research and clinical development grants. He is current editor of Pragmatic and Observational research and member of the editorial board of several respiratory journals.

He leads the Respiratory Effectiveness Group (www.effectivenessevaluation.org) a not-for-profit, investigator-lead initiative which uses an international collaborative approach to explore the optimum role of real-life research in informing clinical guidelines and improving patient care. He is a member of the executive committees for the international ARIA and EPOS guidelines groups and previous chair of the research committee of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group and chair of the Comprehensive Local Research Network in Norfolk and Suffolk and also on the WAO Education Council.