Early-life determinants of infant lung function and chronic respiratory illness in children


  • Diane Gray

    University of Cape Town

Project summary

Diane is a paediatrician interested in the impact early-life factors have on normal lung growth and chronic respiratory illness in children, particularly those living in areas with a high burden of respiratory disease. Her Fellowship is enabling her to use state-of-the-art infant lung function techniques to assess early-life determinants of respiratory health in a high-burden community setting. She hopes that her work, which also helps to develop research capacity in this area, will lead to clinical research outcomes that have a positive impact upon the respiratory health of vulnerable children.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.