Meet the team

This study is based at the Research Department, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth in partnership with the Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit. We will try to answer all your questions regarding specific information about this research project. Please use the links below to email one of the team.


Chief Investigator Fraser is a UK trained Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with a strong research interest into asbestos related lung diseases, pleural disease and respiratory occupational illness. Having trained in Portsmouth for many years, Fraser recently took up a Consultant position in Perth, Western Australia, which has the highest incidence of mesothelioma per capita in the world and internationally renowned epidemiological and laboratory research into asbestos related lung disease. Having been instrumental in establishing the RESPECT-Meso study and securing funding from the British Lung Foundation, Fraser will continue to contribute a key role in overseeing the success of this important study. Contact Fraser: Chief Investigator - Fraser Brims - “”

Anoop Chauhan

Chief Investigator Contact Anoop: Chief Investigator - Anoop Chauhan - “”

Selina Begum

Respect-meso study co-ordinator Contact Selina:  “”

Laura Marshall

Trial Manager After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science, Laura started her first role in the NHS as a Physiotherapy Technician working as part of the Acute Neurology Team. Through her growing interest in Research which developed at University, she subsequently went on to work as a Clinical Trials Assistant in Oncology and gained vast experience of working on various commercial and non- commercial breast cancer trials. Laura has now taken on the role of Trial Manager for RESPECT-Meso which involves the overall day to day management of the trial and ensuring that the trial is running in an efficient manner. Contact Laura:Trial Manager - Laura Marshall - “”
A study to learn more about treating malignant mesothelioma - can we improve quality of life?