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Breathlessness can be extremely unpleasant and difficult to treatFor many people, despite medication, breathlessness remains a problem.

We investigate how the brain generates the feeling of being breathless, and how it is affected by stress, mood and previous experience. To do this we use functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, in combination with detailed measures of physiology and psychology. 

We will use our findings to discover, design and test new personalised treatments for breathlessness.

Asthma Study

We are seeking people with asthma aged 18-65 to take part in our study exploring the relationship between symptoms and lung function
in asthma. Take part in our Asthma Study


Breathlessness in a virtual world

We are recruiting healthy volunteers and would like to invite you to take part in a research study investigating exercise and feelings of breathlessness in virtual reality. For more information please email the researchers at


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Learn more about our DPhil projects on offer.