Ian is a full time NHS consultant respiratory paediatrician with particular interest in asthma and neonatal lung disease, and an Honorary Associate Professor in Child Health. He is the Clinical Lead for the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme Paediatric Workstream. He is the NHS England NW CYP asthma lead, and led the NHSE asthma deliverables workstream around early and accurate diagnosis. He is a member of the current NICE Asthma Guideline Committee. He is the Chief Investigator for the NIHR-funded ASYMPTOMATIC Randomised Trial of daily vs intermittent Inhaled Steroids for children with mild asthma in Primary Care. He co-directs the Lab to Life Child Health Data Centre at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, which focusses on the impact of poverty on child health and mortality.