Dr Geoffrey R G Todd MB MRCP(UK)

During my career I successfully combined a heavy clinical workload with research and educational activity. Until 2005 I was a Respiratory Consultant at Antrim Area Hospital. I left full time NHS work in 2005 and became self-employed, my work comprising private out-patient care at the Ulster Independent Clinic, but mainly medico-legal reporting. My special interests are asthma and occupational lung diseases including asbestosis.

I gained an international reputation in my specialist field (safety and efficacy of inhaled steroids) and was invited to give a lecture tour at venues in 7 cities across the USA in 1998 and again in 2002. I have also presented at numerous venues throughout the UK and Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. My published work, eg. LANCET 1996; 348: 27-29, has been quoted both in specialist and general literature (eg. Drug and Therapeutic Bulletin, October 1999). I have also presented research at the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Association of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology and the American Thoracic Society. In 2001 I carried out a UK National Survey of more than 3000 specialists to investigate the prevalence of serious side effects of inhaled corticosteroids, and this was published in Archives of Childhood Diseases (2002;87:457-461).

However, the most satisfying achievement in my career by far has been the successful, unassisted cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (35 minutes duration) of a 48 year old male who collapsed with cardiac arrest in Dublin Airport in 2001.

Dr Geoff Todd


Methodist College Belfast 1962-1969

Queen’s University Belfast 1969-1975

MB BCh, BAO 1975

MRCP (UK) 1979

Diploma of Higher Medical Training in Respiratory Medicine 1985

Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate April 2021