Contact details:

01223 639507


Louise Downes
Tel: 01223 639777


Respiratory Medicine (adults) General Internal Medicine (adults)

Specialist Interests

Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Lung infection (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Non Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) and Aspergillus), Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, Immunodeficiency, Palliative Care, Medical Education.

Professional Positions

Royal Papworth Hospital, Foundation Programme Director

Professional Membership

Member, Royal College of Physicians of London

Education and Training

1996 BA Clare College, Cambridge University 1998 M.B B.Chir Cambridge University 2002 M.R.C.P. London 2008 CCST in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine 2009 Respiratory and General Internal Medicine Specialist Register


A. Elsheikh, H. Barker, D. Mukherjee, B. Yung. Severe respiratory illness in an intravenous drug abuser. Breathe 2006, 3, 207-211.

Barker HC, Haworth CS, Williams D, Roberts P, Bilton D. Clostridium difficile pancolitis in adults with cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros. 2008;7(5):444-447

McKeon DJ, Cadwallader KA, Idris S,Cowburn AS, Pasteur MC, Barker HC, Haworth CS, Diana Bilton D, Chilvers ER and Condliffe AM Cystic fibrosis neutrophils have no intrinsic abnormality of reactive oxygen species generation. Article in press, European Respiratory Journal.

Shead EF, Haworth CS, Barker HC, Bilton D, Comspton JE. Osteoclast function, bone turnover and inflammatory cytokines during infective exacerbations of cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cyst Fibros. In press