Professor Ashley Woodcock OBE

Consultant physician and clinical director, North West Lung Centre; Professor of respiratory medicine and associate dean for clinical affairs, University of Manchester

Professor Ashley Woodcock is an elected member of Council at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

Professor Woodcock has two decades of experience in strategic leadership roles in a number of arenas. He has been the clinical director of the North West Lung Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital since 2011 and was appointed associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Manchester in 2016.

He was the secretary of the RCP report Smoking and the young in 1992, and between 2002 and 2005 he was a member of the RCP's Tobacco Advisory Group. He is a past president of the British Thoracic Society and past chairman of the clinical assembly of the European Respiratory Society.

Professor Woodcock has worked for the Montreal Protocol for the Protection of the Ozone Layer for the last 20 years. He has led the final phase-out of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) and now co-leads the overarching technology and economic assessment panel.