Dr Seher Zaidi

Honorary Research Fellow

Respiratory Specialist Trainee – Mersey Deanery
Trainee Representative for the Specialty Workforce Committee for British Thoracic Society

Seher graduated in Medicine from University of Karachi, then completed her post graduate in training in respiratory medicine in Liverpool. She has a specialist interest in asthma and has worked at a regional tertiary centre for severe asthma in Manchester to increase her experience and gain further understanding of the condition.

She worked at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine with the Respiratory Infection Group from 2015 to 2017 as clinical research fellow investigating immune responses to pneumococcus in asthma and is currently writing her thesis.

She took time out of training to do an MD, was the clinical lead for the asthma experimental human pneumococcal carriage study at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She participated in research bronchoscopy and worked on several research studies of large LSTM Medical Research Council and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grants.

During her training she has participated in large commercial research studies investigating monoclonal antibodies in asthma.


Undergraduate medical students including case-based learning facilitation

Postgraduate for foundation doctors and PACES exam

Research Publications:

 Cristina Ardura‐Garcia,  Marie Stolbrink, Seher Zaidi, Philip J. Cooper, John D. Blakey ;Predictors of repeated acute hospital attendance for asthma in children: A systematic review and meta‐analysis Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Sep;53(9):1179-1192. doi: 10.1002/ppul.24068. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Zaidi SR, Collins AM, Mitsi E, Reiné J, Davies K, Wright AD, et al. Single use and conventional bronchoscopes for Broncho alveolar lavage (BAL) in research: a comparative study (NCT 02515591). BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2017;17(1):83.

Jochems, S. P., Piddock, K., Rylance, J., Adler, H., Carniel, B. F., Collins, A., Gritzfeld J, Hancock C, Hill H, Reine J, Seddon A, Soloranzo-Gonsalez C, Sunny S, Trimble A, Wriht A, Zaidi S, Gordon S, Ferreira, D. M. (2017). Novel Analysis of Immune Cells from Nasal Microbiopsy Demonstrates Reliable, Reproducible Data for Immune Populations, and Superior Cytokine Detection Compared to Nasal Wash. PLoS ONE, 12(1), e0169805. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0169805

Zaidi S, Mordaunt C, Trayner N, Cooke S, Blakey J: Quantifying and Reducing Inhaler Prescription Errors in Secondary Care.  International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 2015, Volume 37, Number 6, Page 1028

Lagan J, Cutts L, Zaidi S, Benton I, Rylance J: Are we failing our trainees in providing oppurtunities to attain procedural competence; Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2015 Feb; 76(2):105-8

Blakey JD, Zaidi S, Shaw D Defining and Managing Risk in Asthma Clinical Exp Allergy August 2014; 44(8):1023-32

Selected publications

  • Zaidi S, Mordaunt M, Durnin N, Cooke S, Blakey JD: Quantifying and reducing inhaler prescription errors in secondary care; International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy First online: 25 September 2015

    Lagan J, Cutts L, Zaidi S, Benton I, and Rylance J: Are we failing our trainees in providing opportunities to attain procedural confidence? British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2015 76:2, 105-108

    Blakey JD, Zaidi S, Shaw D Defining and Managing Risk in Asthma Clinical Exp Allergy August 2014; 44(8):1023-32