ERS Gold Medal in Asthma

Peter Gibson

Dr Peter Gibson

Recognising a researcher who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of asthma and who is currently pursuing an active research project in asthma.

Peter Gibson works as a doctor who cares for people with respiratory diseases and as a clinical scientist investigating the mechanisms and treatment of asthma, COPD, cough, and other airway disorders.

He is a concept leader who has developed innovative approaches around inflammatory subtypes of asthma and cough; airway biomarkers; neurogenic mechanisms, laryngeal dysfunction and related treatments for refractory cough; multidimensional assessment and management of complex airway disorders such as severe asthma, airways diseases in the elderly, and asthma in pregnant women.

Peter's research metrics records a H index of 74,531 published articles, and effective mentorship of clinical researchers. He has had continuous research grant funding from NHMRC, Asthma NSW, MSRP, Cooperative Research Centre for Asthma and Airways and a successful NHMRC CRE programme.

His peers have awarded Peter several research medals and elected him as the President of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (2015-6).

His research, clinical practice, and participation in guideline panels serve to bring research developments into focus as effective health care interventions that improve the health of people suffering from breathing disorders.

  • The ERS Gold Medal in Asthma grants €50,000 to a researcher who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of asthma. This prize is financially supported by AstraZeneca.