Professor
Medicine
Telephone: (01792) 513067
Room: Academic Office - 225
Second Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus

Gwyneth is Clinical Deputy Head (joint) of Swansea University Medical School and leads the UK Postgraduate Training Programme for Asthma Researchers (Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research). She co-leads a UK-wide programme on reducing asthma exacerbations, admissions and deaths.

Gwyneth’s research interests span translational work in asthma ‘omics through to population health research and she is interested in linking respiratory ‘omics data with population health data. Current work centres on respiratory informatics, with high impact publications relating to the burden and costs of asthma and the use of electronic health records. Gwyneth is founding Director of the Wales Asthma Observatory within the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank and collaborates across the UK and internationally in the interrogation of routine datasets to examine respiratory disease. The aim is to harness the potential of big data to target and evaluate interventions in order to improve respiratory health and reduce inequalities in care.

Gwyneth is an Honorary Respiratory Consultant at ABM University Health Board where she leads the Asthma & Allergy service, following training in Wales, London and New Zealand. She was awarded a Scadding-Morriston Davies UK Joint Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine undertaken at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

Gwyneth has a young family and has been supported by flexible working which has allowed her to develop her career whilst accommodating family life. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Asthma
  • Respiratory informatics
  • Underlying 'omics' of airways disease
  • Respiratory epidemiology
  • Population respiratory health
  • Airways biomarkers

Publications

  1. & Defining asthma and assessing asthma outcomes using electronic health record data: a systematic scoping review. European Respiratory Journal 49(6), 1700204
  2. & An epigenome-wide association study of total serum immunoglobulin E concentration. Nature 520(7549), 670-674.
  3. & Biomarkers in adult asthma: a systematic review of 8-isoprostane in exhaled breath condensate. Journal of Breath Research
  4. & Perceptions of asthma and exercise in adolescents with and without asthma. Journal of Asthma, 1-9.
  5. et. al. An epigenome-wide association study of total serum IgE in Hispanic children. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

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Teaching

  • PM-300 Medical Genetics

    The course is designed to provide an advanced study of the identification of human genes and the determination of the influence of human genes upon disease and health status. Gene identification provides targets for the development of new pharmaceuticals and the range of variation present in the population.

Supervision

  • 'Creating and Utilising a Wales Asthma Observatory to support health policy, health service planning and clinical research' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Ronan Lyons
  • The X4A trial: exercise for Asthma (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Gareth Stratton
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
    Other supervisor: Dr Melitta Mcnarry