This talks by Professor Nicholas Hopkinson covers COPD as a structural violence.
PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HOPKINSON BACKGROUND
Nicholas Hopkinson is professor of respiratory medicine at Imperial College and an honorary consultant physician at Royal Brompton Hospital. He qualified in medicine at Cambridge University and the London Hospital Medical College and went on to train in respiratory and general internal medicine at St George’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital.
Professor Hopkinson is clinical lead for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at Royal Brompton Hospital. This includes systematic evaluation of patients within a multidisciplinary team and addressing issues such as: hypoxia, recurrent exacerbations, alpha one antitrypsin deficiency, early onset disease.
His major research interest looks at the causes of exercise limitation in patients with COPD, and his publications have looked at the:
- Effect of pulmonary rehabilitation
- Influence of genetic polymorphisms
- The effect of dietary nitrate supplementation
- Lung volume reduction techniques for emphysema
- Singing for lung health as an approach to relieve breathlessness in COPD and other conditions.
Working with the NW London Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research (CLAHRC), Professor Hopkinson has developed a more systematic Care Bundle for COPD patients as they are discharged. He has published work on tobacco uptake among children and in support of tobacco control measures, such as standardised packaging and smoke-free legislation.
Professor Hopkinson’s work has been funded by the NIHR, Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, European Union, British Lung Foundation, and Moulton Foundation.