Centre for Inflammation and Tissue Repair


Breathing Matters Charity


Breathing Matters is the UCL Respiratory Research fund, and is part of UCLH Charity (Reg No 229771). It has been set up to raise awareness and to work with patients to help find a cure for Interstitial Lung Diseases such as Pulmonary Fibrosis and other Respiratory Infections such as Bronchiectasis and Pneumonia.

The aim of Breathing Matters is to support the Centre for Inflammation and Tissue Repair (CITR) in their commitment to find better ways to diagnose and treat respiratory diseases, but to also encourage patients, their families and friends to become actively involved (as advocates, advisors, fundraisers or even participants).

The focus of the research is on ILDs and Lung Infection. Both these areas are currently under-funded in the UK and we aim to raise awareness of these little known diseases.

CITR at University College London (UCL) is one of the world's leading research centres for respiratory diseases. CITR promote and conduct medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of respiratory diseases.