Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases:Journal of the COPD Foundation

  • Professor Peter  Barnes DM, DSc, FRCP, FCCP, FMedSci, FRS

    Professor Peter Barnes DM, DSc, FRCP, FCCP, FMedSci, FRS - Editor

    Peter Barnes is the Margaret-Turner Warwick Professor of Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Head of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College and Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

    He qualified at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and was appointed to his present post in 1987.

    He is a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator. He co-founded an Imperial spin-out company RespiVert and has developed novel inhaled treatments for COPD and severe asthma.

    He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007 and was elected a Master Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of Academia Europaea in 2012. He is a former President of the European Respiratory Society and a current member of the Scientific Committees of the Global Guidelines on Asthma (GINA) and the Global initiative for chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD).

    Publications/Editorial Experience

    Professor Barnes has published over 1,000 peer-reviewed papers on asthma, COPD and related topics and has written or edited over 50 books.

    He has served on the Editorial Boards of over 30 journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Thorax, the European Journal of Internal Medicine, the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and the European Journal of Internal Medicine. He has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Physiology, the European Journal of Respiratory Diseases, the European Respiratory Journal and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, among others. He served as an Editor of COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary, Respiratory Research and the European Journal of Clinical Investigation.

    Currently, Professor Barnes is an Associate Editor of Chest, the Respiratory Editor of PLoS Medicine and Editor in Chief of Up-to-Date Pulmonary Medicine.