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ECLS Study

Early detection of Cancer of the Lung Scotland (ECLS)

Meet the Team

Professor Frank Sullivan - Chief Investigator

 Frank Sullivan has been an academic General Medical practitioner with an interest in clinical trials in the community and linking health data since 1984, completing his PhD in Glasgow in 1991.  He moved to the University of Dundee for the chair of R&D in Primary care and to develope a regional, then national primary care research network.  Frank then worked in Toronto from 2014 -17 as the inaugural Gordon F Cheesbrough Research Chair at North York General Hospital and director of the University of Toronto's Practice Based Reserch Network.

Frank returned to Scotland  in 2017 to take up an appointment as the Professor of Primary Care Medicine in teh University of St Andrews.




 Doctor Stuart Schembri - Co-Chief Investigator

 Tayside Team

 Dr Stuart Schembri is the Co-Chief  Investigator of ECLS study.  after several years as a consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine at NHS Tayside he moved to Australia in 2017 to take up the post of Director for Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at The Canberra Hospital.

He graduated from University of Malta in 1999. He trained in Malta, England and Scotland and took up his first consultant  post in 2009. He was awarded a National Research Scotland Career Researcher fellowship in 2012.  This has allowed him  to develop an academic focus around lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) epidemiology,  infection and innate immunity resulting in several presentations and publications.  Dr Schembri's clinical interests  include COPD, lung cancer and pleural disease. 



Professor Frances Mair - Principal Investigator

Glasgow Team

Professor Frances Mair is the Norie Miller Professor of General Practice and  Head of General Practice and Primary  Care.  She is also Research Convenor for the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow.   Frances leads an extensive programme of chronic illness, multimorbidity and digital health research that promotes a move to person centred care, promoting the concept of “Minimally Disruptive Medicine (MDM)” which has gained traction internationally. She holds visiting professor appointments at the Universities of Liverpool and Southampton. She is a current member of the MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship panel.