Dr David Lo

Honorary Senior Lecturer Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine


I am a consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine and honorary senior lecturer with a specialist interest in the management of asthma and wheezing disorders in children and young people.


My research portfolio focuses on childhood asthma and respiratory disorders and the implementation of evidence-based care.



Lo D, Beardsmore C, Roland D, Richardson M, Yang Y, Danvers L, Wilson A, Gaillard EA, (2021). Risk factors for asthma attacks and poor control in children: a prospective observational study in UK primary care. Arch Dis Child. 2021 May 20:archdischild-2020-320110. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-320110. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34016593.

Gaillard EA, Kuehni CE, Turner S, Goutaki M, Holden KA, de Jong CCM, Lex C, Lo DKH, Lucas JS, Midulla F, Mozun R, Piacentini G, Rigau D, Rottier B, Thomas M, Tonia T, Usemann J, Yilmaz O, Zacharasiewicz A, Moeller A, (2021). European Respiratory Society clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis of asthma in children aged 5-16 years. Eur Respir J. 2021 Apr 19:2004173. doi: 10.1183/13993003.04173-2020. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33863747.

Yaling Yang , Lo D, Beardsmore C, Roland D, Richardson M, Danvers L, Andrew Wilson , Gaillard E, (2021). Implementing Spirometry and Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) Testing in Childhood Asthma Management in UK primary care - an observational study to examine training and implementation cost and impact on patient's health utilization and outcome. Arch Dis Child. 2021 Jul 9:archdischild-2020-319310. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-319310. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34244168.

Lo D, Beardsmore C, Roland D, Richardson M, Yang Y, Danvers L, Wilson A, Gaillard EA, (2020). Spirometry and FeNO testing for asthma in children in UK primary care: a prospective observational cohort study of feasibility and acceptability. The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 70 (700).

Roland D, Teo KW, Bandi S, Lo D, Gaillard EA, (2020). COVID-19 is not a driver of clinically significant viral wheeze and asthma. Archives of disease in childhood. 106 (4).

Lo DK, Beardsmore CS, Roland D, Richardson M, Yang Y, Danvers L, Wilson A, Gaillard EA, (2019). Lung function and asthma control in school-age children managed in UK primary care: a cohort study. Thorax. 75 (2).

Lo D, Maniyar A, Gupta S, Gaillard E, (2019). High prevalence of bronchiectasis on chest CT in a selected cohort of children with severe Asthma. BMC pulmonary medicine. 19 (1).

Andrews G, Lo DKH, Richardson M, Wilson A, Gaillard EA, (2018). Prospective observational cohort study of symptom control prediction in paediatric asthma by using the Royal College of Physicians three questions. NPJM primary care respiratory medicine. 28 (1).

Lo DK, Muhlebach MS, Smyth AR, (2018). Interventions for the eradication of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in people with cystic fibrosis. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 7 (7).

Lo D, McKimm J, Till A, (2018). Transformational leadership: is this still relevant to clinical leaders?. British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005). 79 (6).

Lo D, Till A, McKimm J, (2017). What do doctors and nurses think about development of clinical leadership? British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005). 78 (9).



I am currently a supervisor for one PhD student and a PhD probation review panel member for another. I have also previously successfully co-supervised one academic foundation trainee and one Health Education East Midlands funded leadership fellow to project completion. 


I deliver regular paediatric respiratory medicine teaching sessions to both undergraduate medical students and specialist trainees as part of my NHS consultant role.


I am a member of the following professional organisations and societies:

General Medical Council

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

British Paediatric Respiratory Society

European Respiratory Society

British Thoracic Society

Medical Defence Union

British Medical Association 


MD (Res) - 2020

MSc (Leadership) - 2018

European Examination in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine - 2015

MRCPCH - 2010

MB ChB - 2006

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