Dr Oliver Price

Dr Oliver Price


  • BSc (Hons.) - Sport and Exercise Science, Nottingham
  • MRes - Exercise Physiology, Nottingham
  • Clinical Respiratory Physiologist, Southampton General Hospital
  • PhD - Exercise and Respiratory Physiology, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Post-Doctoral Research Training - Cardiovascular Physiology, London
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Leeds
  • ERS International Research Fellowship, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen University
  • International Olympic Commitee - Respiratory Sub-Group Member
  • EAACI Working Group Chair - Allergy, Asthma and Sports 
  • EAACI - Research and Outreach Committee Member
  • Hon. Research Fellow, Leeds Centre for Respiratory Medicine

Research interests

I am a Lecturer and Independent Investigator in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leeds. My research group comprises of a multidisciplinary team of exercise physiologists, respiratory physicians, healthcare practitioners and behavioural scientists, who collaborate to improve the lives of people in whom respiratory limitation and exercise intolerance is a major symptom. The specific aims of the lab are two-fold; firstly, to optimise the diagnosis and management of exertional breathing disorders in both athletic and patient cohorts (areas of interest include exercise-induced asthma, laryngeal dysfunction and breathing pattern disorder), and secondly, to evaluate the therapeutic utility of exercise training and physical activity promotion in people with chronic airways disease. In collaboration with colleagues based in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, a key focus of our research is to understand the mechanisms of exertional dyspnoea and influence of physical activity, nutritional and pharmacological interventions in conditions such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic cough, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and primary ciliary dyskinesia. 

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Professional memberships

  • Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP)
  • European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
  • European Respiratory Society (ERS)
  • British Thoracic Society (BTS)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • The Physiological Society
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>