Belfast City Hospital

Damian Downey, MD – Site PI

Damian is a clinical senior lecturer in respiratory medicine at Queen’s University Belfast and leads the Northern Ireland Adult CF Service. He is Co-Director of the European CF Society Clinical Trials Network. Damian’s main research interest is infection and inflammation in CF, and clinical trials of new therapies. 

Peter Ball – Radiologist

Peter is a consultant cardiothoracic radiologist based in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast. He has been involved in multiple local and international research projects and has lectured on cardiothoracic imaging throughout Europe. He is a passionate advocate of close radiology and cardiology working ties and the symbolistic relationship between the two specialties. 

Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Kids

Alastair Reid, MD – Site PI

Alastair is a consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine and Clinical Director of the Northern Ireland Paediatric CF Service. He is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Child Health at Queens University Belfast. Alastair’s main research interest is in early lung infection and has also been involved in the clinical trials of CF modulator therapies in children.

Siobhan Moor – Research Nurse

Siobhan is the early phase CTAP clinical trial co-ordinator based in the NICRF in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She studied in UCD Dublin and qualified in 2014 with a double degree in general and paediatric nursing. She has nursed abroad in Australia and specialised into research in 2018. Before moving into her role in the NICRF, she worked in a Clinical Research Organisation, which specialised in first in human and early phase trials with a particular focus on respiratory research including cystic fibrosis. She has a particular interest in early phase research and is passionate about making a difference to the lives of patients living with chronic disease.