Prof Nawar Bakerly
Respiratory Consultant, Greater Manchester
Nawar Bakerly is the clinical director for the Department of Respiratory Medicine (Pulmonology) and the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) for Salford Care Organisation, Greater Manchester, UK; as well as being the lead for integrated COPD services.
Professor Bakerly’s main interest is chronic airways diseases, and he has collaborated as lead investigator or co-investigator in many clinical trials including the Salford Lung Studies for Asthma and COPD. His other interests include Real World Evidence and using data science and health informatics to help generate evidence and improve clinical care.
Over the last 13 years, he has been involved in developing and evaluating innovative technologies in health care, including the development of smartphone applications for primary care physicians to assist in the management of asthma and COPD, as well as contributing to the development of digital clinical pathways as part of the NHS Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme. His other research interests include connecting digital health care systems for clinical and research use, as well as to better understand patients’ adherence. He is currently involved in the development of a connected digital clinical platform for patients with severe Asthma in the North West of England. Professor Bakerly also works on various clinical advisory groups for NICE and the NIHR in the UK.