Dr David Lo

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician

Dr David Lo

School/Department: Respiratory Sciences, Department of



Dr David Lo is an Associate Professor at the University of Leicester, and an Honorary NHS Consultant at the Leicester Children’s Hospital. His clinical and research interests are in the treatment of childhood respiratory diseases, with a focus on difficult asthma and preschool wheeze. David currently holds an Advanced Research Fellowship award from the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR)


Dr David Lo's research portfolio focuses on paediatric respiratory disorders, with particular interests in:

  • Childhood asthma
  • Preschool wheeze
  • Implementation of evidence-based care
  • Epidemiology
  • Routine health care data


Lo DK, Muhlebach MS, Smyth AR. Interventions for the eradication of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in people with cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022 Dec 13;12(12):CD009650.

Devani P, Lo DKH, Gaillard EA. Practical approaches to the diagnosis of asthma in school-age children. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2022 Sep;16(9):973-981

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.

Ramphul M, Lo DKH, Gaillard EA. Precision Medicine for Paediatric Severe Asthma: Current Status and Future Direction. J Asthma Allergy. 2021 May 20;14:525-538. doi: 10.2147/JAA.S265657. Erratum in: J Asthma Allergy. 2021 Jul 02;14:785-787. PMID: 34045872; PMCID: PMC8144021.

Yang Y , 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).

Nenna R, Slaats M, Ersu R, Lo D, Grigg J et al. ERS International Congress, Madrid, 2019: highlights from the Paediatric Assembly. ERJ Open Res. 2020 Jul 20;6(2):00063-2020. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00063-2020. PMID: 32714968; PMCID: PMC7369464.

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 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).

Lo D, Bullous L, Gaillard B, Gaillard EA. Diagnosis and management of childhood asthma in primary care. Practice Nursing. 2016 Oct;27(10):488-493


  • Undergraduate teaching for medical students
  • Postgraduate teaching for medical trainees and allied health professionals
  • Advanced Paediatric Life Support Instructo


Dr David Lo is 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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