Christopher Bassford


Chris is a respiratory and intensive care consultant physician at University Hospital Coventry. He graduated from Birmingham Medical School in 1999 and gained MRCP in 2003.

His PhD from Warwick University was awarded for an investigation of steroid metabolism within alveolar macrophages in the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) as a marker of lung inflammation in ARDS.

Post doctoral research has been a departure from translational methods into qualitative and mixed methodology research: He is chief investigator on a multi-centre, NIHR funded project investigating how decisions are made whether or not a patient is admitted to the intensive care unit.