Kian Fan Chung is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of Experimental Studies Medicine at National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and is Consultant Physician at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, London. Professor Chung is active in clinical research into asthma and cough, with the aim of improving detection of respiratory disease and discovering and applying new treatments. He is an international authority on the treatment of chronic airway diseases and has published over 600 medical and scientific articles on many aspects of respiratory diseases and respiratory medicine. He has co-edited several books on lung diseases such as Pharmacology and therapeutics of cough (2008); Pharmacology and therapeutics of airways diseases (2010); and Monograph: Severe difficult-to-treat asthma (2011). He serves on the Editorial Boards of many journals including Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Respirology and European Journal of Pharmacology. He is also a Senior Investigator of the National Institute for Health Research. He has lectured extensively in Europe, North America and Asia.