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Medical Advisory Board

We are proud to work with a number of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) in the respiratory world to help raise awareness and educate about the benefits of breath analysis for medical applications. Below you can find our Medical Advisory Board Members by product range, and if you would like to join them, please contact us.

NObreath® Medical Advisory Board Members

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Rodolfo de Paula Vieira

Professor at Universidade Brasil, Supervisor of MSc and PhD Program at UNIFESP and Director of IBEPIPE, Rodolfo de Paula Vieira has a PHD in Pathology – specifically the Immunopathology of the lungs – and 3 post-doctoral accreditations from the Sao Paulo, School of Medicine in Brazil, the Department of Pneumology at the University Hospital Freiburg in Germany and a post-doctoral fellowship awarded by European Respiratory Society and Marie Currie Foundation and European Union. Having published more than 100 internationally peer-reviewed scientific articles, Professor Vieira’s main pre and clinical studies evolve around immune response and the effects of physical exercise on pulmonary rehabilitation.

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John Dickinson

John Dickinson is a BASES (The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) accredited Sport and Exercise Physiologist and his main area of research focuses on respiratory problems in athletes. He has over 10 years’ experience of investigating issues such as asthma and dysfunctional breathing in athletes. John has published extensively in the area of exercise induced asthma and has given key note presentations internationally on the subject. Since 2008, he has been a UK Sport Advisor for asthma diagnosis in elite athletes and has worked alongside many professional football and rugby clubs as well as professional and Olympic athletes.

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Dr Laura Gochicoa-Rangel

Pediatric pulmonologist specialist in Respiratory Physiology for adults and children. Laura Gochicoa-Rangel has a PhD in Medical Science and has been working for 10 years in pulmonary function tests, with multiple researchers in the field and professor in Respiratory Function Tests all around Latin America. Founding President of the Latin American Society of Respiratory Physiology and the Institution for the Innovation and Development of Respiratory Physiology in México City.

Gastrolyzer® Medical Advisory Board Members

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Dr Jafari

Head of Upper GI Physiology at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust Hospitals, Dr Jafari has an MD in Medicine, a PhD in Neurogastroenterology, and has been involved in over 100 research publications regarding gastroenterology. Notably, one of Dr Jafari’s main areas of interest is Hydrogen and C13 GI breath testing.

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Melissa Dooley

Melissa began her career as a Gastrointestinal Physiologist in St. James’s’ Hospital Dublin. During her career, Melissa took a keen interest in Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and completed a research project titled 'Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Post Oesophagectomy and Gastrectomy Patients'. Melissa is a fully accredited Gastrointestinal Physiologist and is a member of both the Irish Institute of Clinical Measurement Scientists and the British Society of Gastroenterology. Melissa has multiple publications and has presented her research at both national and international conferences. Melissa was awarded the RES MED/PEI award in 2008 by Technological University Dublin (formally Dublin Institute of Technology) for her outstanding academic achievements.

Smokerlyzer Medical Advisory Board Members

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Faye Ballard

Having qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Midwifery in 2001 from Bournemouth University, Faye also has over 23 years’ experience working in the NHS, more recently specialising in tobacco control in Dorset. Faye has proactively been the Smoke free Pregnancy Champion for the National Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group and is part of the Wessex Maternity and Neonatal Learning System for the Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative supporting smoke free pregnancies.

Faye is the lead research Midwife for the Smoking in Pregnancy Incentive Research Trial at Poole Hospital (University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust) and is part of the Bournemouth University Research COMPAQS team: CO Monitoring Pregnancy Aid to Quit Smoking. Faye is also heavily involved in the Poole significant other pilot, aiding anyone who lives with a pregnant smoker to quit along side them. Since mid-2020 Faye has been an active branch activist for the Royal College of Midwives, having been appointed to the role of treasurer.