Areas of interest
- Clinical trials
- Airways diseases
- Adverse health effects of burning biomass fuels for cooking, heating and lighting
Image: Kevin Mortimer in a group shot
Kevin went to medical school in Cambridge and then trained in General Internal Medicine and Respiratory Medicine in Nottingham. He did a PhD at the University of Nottingham where he subsequently took up a Clinical Lecturer post, developing his interest in clinical trials and airways diseases. He moved to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2011 as Senior Clinical Lecturer. He is an Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Co-Principal Investigator in the Cooking and Pneumonia Study CAPS.
Image: An African child carrying some sticks.
Teaching and Learning
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2010-date)
Member of teaching faculty giving lectures on asthma in the tropics and the adverse health effects of biomass smoke exposure.
BIOL482 Topics in Global Health (2013-date)
Give lecture on biomass and global respiratory disease, set and mark essay and exam questions
PATS MECOR (2010-date)
Member of the teaching faculty for this American Thoracic Society and Pan African Thoracic Society course.
Indonesia MECOR (2013)
Indonesia MECOR Course Director for this American Thoracic Society and Indonesia Respiratory Society course.
Teaching Medical Students and Doctors
I regularly teach clinical medical students and doctors, mainly in the form of small group bedside tutorials but also some formal lectures. I have also taught medical students at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi and Colombo University, Sri Lanka.
Image: African women cooking a meal.
Other Appointments and Affiliations
- American Thoracic Society Country Faculty Leader for Indonesia MECOR programme 2013.
- American Thoracic Society Environmental and Occupational Health Conference Programme Committee member.
- LSTM DoCS representative on Research Governance Committee and Research Committee.
- Global asthma network representative for Malawi.
- Editorial board member for the Annals of the American Thoracic Society
- British Medical Association
- Royal College of Physicians
- American Thoracic Society
- British Thoracic Society
- Pan African Thoracic Society.
Lead supervisor for Hannah Jary with Stephen Gordon and Ingrid Peterson (Wellcome Trust funded). The Acute Infection of the Respiratory Tract Study (AIR).
Lead supervisor for Hastings Banda (REACH Trust) with Bertie Squire and Rachael Thomson (Norwegian Heart and Lung Patient Association funded). Engaging informal providers and primary care in management of chronic cough (Triage Plus Phase 2).
Co-supervisor for Rana Ahmed with Bertie Squire and Rachael Thomson (Norwegian Heart and Lung Patient Association funded). The Use of informal health care providers in the delivery of community based respiratory health care services in rural areas of Sudan.
Co-supervisor for John Anderson with Tim Harrison (NIHR funded). PPAR-γ: a novel therapeutic target for asthma?
Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD advisory panel member for Danielle Cohen and Steven Aston.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Jean Clayton Fund 2014. Mortimer K (on behalf of CAHRD cross cutting theme). £5,000. Funding for CAHRD meeting.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Equipment Fund 2014. Mortimer K (on behalf of CAHRD cross cutting theme).£5,000. Funding for CAHRD meeting.
Aldama Foundation 2014. Mortimer K. £10,000. Funding for PATS MECOR.
MRC Partnership Grant 2014. Mortimer K co-investigator (PI Stephen Gordon). £580,000. BREATHE.
MRC New Investigator Research Grant 2013. Mortimer K. £480,000. Lung Health and exposure to household air pollution in Malawi.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Department Of Clinical Sciences Fund 2013. Mortimer K, Faragher B. £2,000. Pump priming funding for LSTM tropical Clinical Trials Unit.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Research Development Fund 2013. Mortimer K, Thomson R, Squire B. £5,807Management of asthma treatment in the private sector in Khartoum, Sudan.
Aldama Foundation 2013. Mortimer K. £10,000. Funding for PATS MECOR.
MRC, Wellcome Trust and DfID 2012. Gordon S and Mortimer K (co-PI). £2,697,485. An advanced cookstove intervention to prevent pneumonia in children under 5 years old in Malawi: a cluster randomized controlled trial.
Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD 2012. Awarded to Hannah Jary. Mortimer K primary supervisor. £350,000 approx. The Acute Infection of the Respiratory Tract Study (AIR).
NIHR HTA 2012. Mortimer K co-investigator (PI Tim Harrison). £1,879,410. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of temporarily quadrupling the dose of inhaled steroid to prevent asthma exacerbations; a pragmatic, randomized, normal care-controlled, clinical trial.
GlaxoSmithKline 2011. Mortimer K, Gordon S and Nyirenda M. £140,000. Burden of Lung Disease study in Malawi.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Research Development Fund 2011. Mortimer K. £6,000 (with additional £24,000 funding from Clioma Ltd). Health Effects of an Improved Cookstove Intervention in Malawi: A Randomised Controlled Trial.
S CDC 2011. Mortimer K, Fullerton D. $1,500. Travel award to attend Summer Cookstove Initiative Workshop in Guatemala.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine New Lecturer Grant 2011. Mortimer K. £2,500.
National Institute for Health Research Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme 2009. Mortimer K co-investigator (Knox A PI). £92,000. Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-gamma: a novel therapeutic target for asthma?
University of Nottingham Biomedical Research Committee Strategic Funding Initiative 2007. Mortimer K, Harrison T.£20,000. Macrolides in Refractory Asthma.
University of Nottingham Institute of Clinical Research Pump Priming Grant 2007. Mortimer K. £3,000. Funding for MSc in Clinical Trials.
GR076306MA Wellcome Trust Project Grant 2005. Mortimer K co-investigator (Britton J PI). £250,000. Randomized controlled clinical trials of the effect of therapeutic hookworm infection in allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma.
Scadding Morriston Davies Fellowship 2004. Mortimer K. £3,000. Funding for three weeks training in inhaled steroid pharmacology at the University of Florida, USA.