Cystic Fibrosis Editors

Lisa MorrisonLisa Morrison has worked in cystic fibrosis for over 20 years, with the last 13 being in adult care, based in Glasgow. She is particularly interested in exercise management and has presented locally and internationally on this topic. She was recently involved in the Breath Cycle project, particularly in the appreciation of how airway clearance may mimic some of the qualities that singing has to offer. Additionally she is actively involved in the ACPCF (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cystic Fibrosis) and has been instrumental in developing the self-evaluation tool which is used to audit service provision for CF units across the UK particularly in the CF Trust peer review process. She has been involved in national guideline development as a contributor and editor and was also part of the European CF Guidelines Group and the CF Trust Guidelines Group for "Mycobacterium Abscessus, Suggestions for Infection prevention and control".
Professor Felix RatjenProfessor Felix Ratjen is the Division Chief of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children, Professor of Paediatrics at The University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist at the Research Institute in the Department of Physiology and Experimental Medicine.  He co-leads the cystic fibrosis centre at SickKids and is Medical Director of the Clinical Research Unit. He completed most of his medical education in Germany, along with a research fellowship at the Children's Hospital in Boston. He subsequently worked at the University of Essen, where he was appointed Deputy Chief of the Department of Paediatrics in 1998 and Professor of Paediatrics in 2001. Until 2005 he was the chief executive of the scientific board of the German CF Foundation before relocating in Canada in the same year. He is on the organizing committees of the major respiratory meetings (American Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society and the North American CF conference), works on multiple grant review panels and is a member of the several editorial boards including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Thorax, Pediatric Pulmonology and the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis.
Dr Karen RobinsonDr. Karen Robinson is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the division of General Internal Medicine. Her work focuses on the identification, synthesis and presentation of evidence for informing healthcare decisions and research. She is also an editor with the Cochrane Methodology Review Group.
Professor Kevin SouthernProfessor Kevin Southern is Reader and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the University of Liverpool and runs the Liverpool Paediatric CF Research Programme. He is also on the UK New Born Screening Board for Cystic Fibrosis and currently Chair of the European CF Society Neonatal Screening Working Group. In 2007 along with other clinicians he helped set up the National Newborn Screening Programme to diagnose Cystic Fibrosis in the UK. He is based at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and since 2007, he has been the lead clinician for Cystic Fibrosis. He works with local Paediatricians in Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales to support children with Cystic Fibrosis.
Professor Peter WarkProfessor Peter Wark is a senior staff specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle and a conjoint Professor with the University of Newcastle. In addition he is co-director of the Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases and a member of the Vaccines Immunology Viruses and Asthma research group at the Hunter Medical Research Institute. He is director of the adult Cystic fibrosis clinic at John Hunter Hospital.
Dr Valerie WatersDr Valerie Waters is an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and an infectious diseases physician at the Hospital for Sick Children. She became involved in CF research when she began her infectious diseases fellowship in New York at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center where there is a very strong CF clinical and research program. She also did a Masters in Biostatistics at Columbia University and basic science CF research for 3 years.