Professor Daniel Peckham

Professor Daniel Peckham


I created and head up a dedicated Research unit focusing on various aspects of Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, Respiratory Medicine and Medical Informatics. I graduated from Westminster and Charing Cross Medical School (University of London) in 1987. In 1992, I was appointed adult Cystic Fibrosis Research Fellow at City Hospital in Nottingham where I completed my doctoral thesis “Airway Epithelial Sodium Potassium ATPase activity and Cystic Fibrosis”. Working in Nottingham triggered my passion for research and cystic fibrosis. After working as a senior registrar in Oxford, I moved to Leeds in 1998 as a full-time NHS consultant with a specialist interest in Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary infections. Until recently, I was clinical lead for Respiratory Medicine, a role I thoroughly enjoyed for nearly a decade and which enabled me to support, in collaboration with my colleagues, the expansion and modernisation of specialist services and clinical research. In 2016, I was appointed as the first Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Leeds. As lead for cystic fibrosis, bronchiectais and primary ciliary dyskinesia, I continue to combine clinical practice with scientific research.

Professional activities

UK CF Trust CTAP (2018-)

Board Member of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (2015-)

Director of Education - European Cystic Fibrosis Society (2018-)

Director of the Leeds Adult Cystic Fibrosis Service (2006-)

Leeds for Adult PCD services (2019-)

Lead for adult bronchiectasis services (1998-)

Member of the European Clinical Trial Network (2012)

Trustee of Ali's Gift Charity (2016-)


  • Director of the Regional Adult Cystic Fibrosis and bronchiectasis Unit
  • Symposium Lead, Respiratory Clinical Symposia, Body Systems, MB ChB years 1

Research interests

Specialist interest include medical informatics. Active research focusing on various aspects of CF, bronchiectasis and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. Work focusing on inflammation (NLRP3) , infection, gut microbiome, drug allergy, adherence, data flow, electronic patient records and clinical trials.


  • MBBS
  • DM
  • FRCP

Professional memberships

  • European Cystic Fibrosis Society
  • European Respiratory Society
  • British Thoracic Society
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Yorkshire Thoracic Society

Student education

MB ChB years 1 – Respiratory symposia

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's

Current postgraduate researchers

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