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Professor Keir Lewis

Professor Keir Lewis

Professor of Respiratory Medicine (COPD), Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295505

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker


Keir Lewis is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at SUMs and a Consultant and Respiratory Lead at Hywel Dda University Health Board. 

He works across multiple institutions in the NHS, Welsh and UK Clinical R&D sector. He works together with various University Academics, Clinicians and Industry to improve the health of people with lung disease and attract investment into the UK and Wales. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Ventilatory failure
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Biomarkers

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate teaching:

-Week Lead (Pneumonia-GEM Year 1, Sleep Apnoea and Ventilatory Failure-GEM Year 2)

-Lectures to MSc Microbiology

-Lectures to BSc Medical Engineering

Medical student placements (Swansea and Cardiff University) are consistently scoring our respiratory clinical firm in Llanelli in the top quartile in Wales.


Postgraduate teaching:

-Lectures to Specialist Trainees (GiM and Respiratory) including organiser of the Wales Respiratory STC Training week 2003-2011

-Invited lectures to Health Professionals on COPD and Smoking Cessation across Wales and worldwide



-Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017)

-Teacher of the Year, Swansea University, BMA Awards Wales (2015)

-Outstanding Achievement Award, Swansea University, BMA Awards Wales (2015)

Award Highlights Collaborations