Eric is Professor of Gene Therapy and Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College, London, an Honorary Consultant Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital and NIHR Senior Investigator. Over the last 20 years he has coordinated the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium, which brings together all the key centres in the UK (Edinburgh and Oxford Universities and Imperial College, London) in a programme to deliver gene therapy for these patients. Based on the cystic fibrosis programme, the Consortium is now also applying the underpinning gene delivery technology to a number of other diseases. He is the Chair of the NIHR ATMP Coordinating Group which has pulled together a dozen of the key stakeholders in the field to catalyse coordination and avoid duplication. He is the Lead for Cluster B of the NIHR CRN, coordinating portfolio studies in respiratory, ENT, gastroenterology, hepatology and infection.