Professor Bafadhel, completed medical training at the University of Birmingham, followed by training at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and The Royal Brompton Hospital. Professor Bafadhel is a clinical researcher, working in the Nuffield Department of Medicine as an Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine at the University of Oxford and an Honorary Respiratory Consultant Physician at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Her interests in Respiratory Medicine led to specialist training in the Oxford deanery and subsequently gaining a PhD at the University of Leicester studying biomarkers in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Professor Bafadhel leads a group with research interests in the field of Airways Disease, particularly the investigation of the mechanisms underlying exacerbations of COPD. This has led to studying the role of the eosinophil in COPD, using statistical approaches to define particular sub-groups and to the delivery of therapeutic strategies to patients, working across the translational spectrum.