Dr Erol Gaillard

Associate Professor in Respiratory Sciences, University of Leicester & Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Contact details

Leicester NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (Respiratory theme)

University of Leicester, Department of Respiratory Sciences, PO Box 65, Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, LE2 7LX

Direct line: +44 (0)116 2523261
Secretary:  +44 (0)116 2587763
Fax:            +44 (0)116 252328

Email: eag15@le.ac.uk

Honorary positions

  • Chair of ERS Task Force to develop a clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis of asthma in children
  • Member of the British Thoracic Society Asthma Specialist Advisory Group
  • Secretary of the European Respiratory Society Paediatric Asthma and Allergy Assembly
  • Affiliate member of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

Research Interests

  • Paediatric asthma
  • diagnosis and monitoring
  • severe asthma and deep phenotyping including breathomics and the role of fungi in severe asthma
  • understanding and preventing asthma attacks
  • primary care paediatric asthma management and asthma hubs
  • clinical trials



Welsh KG, Holden KA, Wardlaw AJ, Satchwell J, Monteiro W, Pashley CH, Gaillard EA. Fungal sensitization and positive fungal culture from sputum in children with asthma are associated with reduced lung function and acute asthma attacks respectively. Clin Exp Allergy 2020 Dec 3. doi: 10.1111/cea.13799. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33274520

Ardura-Garcia C, Cuevas-Ocaña S, Freitag N, Kampouras A, King JA, Kouis P, Mensink-Bout SM, Whitehouse AL, Williams E, Dassios T, Duijts L, Ersu RH, Gaillard EA, Horsley AR, Proesmans M, Rottier R, Schramm D, Moeller A, Pijnenburg MW. ERS International Congress 2020 virtual: highlights from the Paediatric Assembly. ERJ Open, 2020, in press

Moeller A, Thanikkel L, Duijts L, Gaillard E, Garcia-Marcos L, Kantar A, Tabin N, Turner S, Zacharasiewicz A, Pijnenburg M. Covid-19 infection in children with underlying chronic respiratory diseases: survey results from 147 centers. ERJ Open 2020, in press

Roland D, Teo K, Bandi, S, Lo D, Gaillard EA. COVID-19 is not a driver of clinically significant viral wheeze and asthma. Arch Dis Child 2020, in press

Holden KA, Ibrahim W, Salman D, Cordell R, McNally T, Patel B, Phillips R, Beardsmore C, Wilde M, Bryant L, Singapuri A, Monks P, Brightling C, Greening N, Thomas P, Siddiqui S, Gaillard EA. Use of the ReCIVA device in breath sampling of patients with acute breathlessness: a feasibility study. ERJ Open Res. 2020 Nov 23;6(4):00119-2020. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00119-2020. eCollection 2020 Oct.PMID: 33263021

Jurca M, Goutaki, M, Latzin P, Gaillard EA, Spycher BD, Kuehni CE. Isolated night cough in children: how does it differ from wheeze? ERJ Open 2020. DOI: 10.1183/23120541.00217-2020

Lo DK, Beardsmore CS, Roland D, Richardson M, Yang Y, Danvers L, Wilson A, Gaillard EA. Feasibility and acceptability of spirometry and FeNO testing for children’s asthma in UK primary care: a prospective observational cohort study. Br J Gen Pract. 2020 Oct 29;70(700):e809-e816

Lo DK, Beardsmore CS, Roland D, Richardson M, Yang Y, Danvers L, Wilson A, Gaillard EA. Lung function and asthma control in school-age children managed in UK primary care: a cohort study. Thorax 2020;75:101-107.

Publications for period 2015-2019

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