Queen's Policy Engagement

The Threat Posed by COVID-19: Talk by Professor Stuart Elborn

Professor Elborn discusses the current threat posed by Covid-19 and recent relevant research.

The Threat Posed by COVID-19: Talk by Professor Stuart Elborn

Professor Stuart Elborn is a well-established international leader in healthcare having driven major changes in healthcare delivery in the field of cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.

Prior to taking up his current post at Queen’s University, Stuart was Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine/Consultant Physician and Director of Adult Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Lung Infection at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College and Royal Brompton Hospital London.

He has spent decades researching Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and his work has led to major breakthroughs in treating the condition. In all his research, Professor Elborn endeavours to bring scientists and clinicians together to promote inter-disciplinary research. He has been successful in developing programmes of research across disciplines, hospitals and universities in Northern Ireland as well as across the UK and Europe. In 2013 he received a CBE for services to healthcare in Northern Ireland.

This talk was part of this year’s virtual Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics. 




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Kevin Fearon is the Business Alliance Manager for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Queen's University Belfast and manages the Queen's Policy Engagement initiative.

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