In 1987, Professor Jane Davies qualified at the University of Dundee Medical School and followed on to her clinical training in paediatrics in London. A position held at Royal Brompton led to her interest in cystic fibrosis, in particular host-pathogen interactions.
Professor Jane Davies has expertise in paediatric respiratory medicine, cystic fibrosis (CF), nasal potential difference (nPD) and clinical trials.
Professor Jane Davies’ current projects include translational research in cystic fibrosis, clinical trial design and the validation of outcome measures such as lung clearance index and sputum inflammatory markers.
Professor Davies conducts the bronchoscopic assays and leads on the electrophysiological measurements (PD) both in the nose and lower airway on the UK CF Gene Therapy Consortium trials.
In addition, she has been involved for several years in a programme of opportunistic bronchoscopic research, using bronchoalveolar lavage at various stages of childhood airways disease.
Professor Davies has co-edited three textbooks and contributed chapter to many other textbooks
Professor Jane Davies has delivered plenary lectures at European cystic fibrosis conferences and is regularly invited to speak at national and international respiratory meetings.
In addition, she supervises several PhD and MDRes students, teaching on Imperial College London’s undergraduate courses and is a personal tutor for a group of Imperial medical undergraduates.
She has trained colleagues from many other centres in the use of nasal potential difference in the diagnosis of atypical CF.