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. I was clinical lead for Respiratory Medicine for nearly a decade, 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 (clinical) 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 (2015-2022)

Founding Director of Education for the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (2018-2022)

Deputy Director of Education for the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (2022-)

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
  • Deputy Director of the Leeds Institute of Medical Research

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 – Strand Lead for the Respiratory Strand / Respiratory symposia

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's

Current postgraduate researchers

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    <li><a href="//">LIMR Cancer: Investigation of accentuated mitochondrial ROS and NLRP3 inflammasome activation in cystic fibrosis and colorectal carcinoma.</a></li> <li><a href="//">LIMR Clinical: Gastroesophageal reflux in respiratory disease: pathogenic role and improved management</a></li>