Professor Hilary Pinnock is Professor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, University of Edinburgh and a family doctor in Whitstable, Kent.  She leads programmes of work in the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research and the RESPIRE NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health.

Her research interests include the delivery of care within the ‘real-life’ primary care setting including implementing supported self-management for asthma, telehealthcare for monitoring respiratory disease, helping people with COPD and depression to attend pulmonary rehabilitation, supportive care for people with severe COPD.

She is Head of Assembly 1 of the European Respiratory Society, and actively involved with the International Primary Care Respiratory Group and the UK Primary Care Respiratory Society.  She is a member of the BTS/SIGN British asthma Guideline Development Group, and an associate editor of npjPrimary Care Respiratory Medicine.