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Meet the team

Professor Hope- Gill
Honorary Chair and Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Dr Nicola-Xan Hutchinson, MRCP (Resp), MD
Consultant in Acute & Respiratory Medicine

Dr Kirsty Hett, MRCP (Resp), MD
Consultant Respiratory Physician

Clinical Nurse Specialists
Sister Julie Hocking - Interstitial Lung Disease CNS
Sister Doria Barbonchielli - Interstitial Lung Disease CNS and ILD Clinical Trial Manager

Physiology Team
Corey Davies, Respiratory physiologist

Admin Team
Julie Pierce – ILD Respiratory Secretary
Melanie Richards – ILD Respiratory Secretary
Jean Curtis - Respiratory Secretary
Sara Grinter – ILD coordinator

Respiratory Radiologists
Dr Aleksander Marin
Dr Mat Jones

Trainees and specialty doctors
We also have junior doctors working within the ILD team. We have an ILD clinical research fellow working within the team and respiratory registrars who will rotate to working within the ILD team during their rotation in Cardiff. These staff are essential members of our team, and help deliver your care.

ILD Clinical research fellow / Specialty doctors
2023-2024 Dr Elen Rowlands

Supportive Care Team
You may also be seen by the supportive care team who we work closely with. There is a monthly multidisciplinary (MDT) meeting where we discuss cases managed by both teams together. This is attended by multiple healthcare professionals such as consultants, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and nurse specialists in order to provide the best support available for our patients. 

ILD MDT meeting
Once a week we have a specialised meeting where we meet to discuss cases. Such specialist discussions help with improved diagnosis and future treatment planning.

The MDT meeting is attended by:

  • Specialist clinicians
  • Specialist radiologist
  • Nurse specialist
  • Pathologist
  • Other specialist involved in your care such as rheumatologist


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