Invisible Dust

London | Wednesday 16 January
Pollution level: Moderate

Dr Pascale Kippelen

Still from Double Pendulum, Lungs, Faisal Abdu'Allah, June 2011

Dr Pascale Kippelen graduated in Sports & Exercise Sciences from the University of Strasbourg (France), before undertaking a PhD on respiratory dysfunctions in athletes that was awarded from the School of Sports & Exercise Sciences, University of Montpellier (France) in 2002.

This was followed by a one and a half year post-doctoral fellowship at the Dept of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney (Australia) with Dr Sandra D Anderson investigating the pathophysiology of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in athletes. During her post-doc, Dr Kippelen took part to phase III of the clinical trial for AridolTM/OsmohaleTM. AridolTM/OsmohaleTM is a new bronchial provocation test aimed at diagnosing asthma patients and managing the condition.

In 2005, Dr Kippelen was offered a Lectureship in Exercise Physiology at the School of Medical Sciences, Aberdeen University (UK). There, she supervised a PhD student working on the adverse consequences of increased ventilation in athletes (with a special focus on the effect of age and the environment).

Dr Kippelen took up her current position as Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at the School of Sports & Education at Brunel University (UK) in 2008.

Her research interests mainly lies in the understanding of the pathophysiology of respiratory disorders in athletes. It encompasses disorders such as asthma, expiratory flow limitation and exercise-induced hypoxemia. Kippelen’s research activities include relatively large as well as intervention studies in healthy trained or untrained individuals, athletes with respiratory disorders and asthmatic patients.