Professor Michael Crooks

MBChB (hons), MD, FRCP, FHEA

Professor of Respiratory Medicine

Role at Hull York Medical School

Michael was appointed as a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine in 2016 and currently works in the Respiratory Research Group within the Institute of Clinical and Applied Health Research.

Michael undertook his undergraduate training in Dundee before moving to Edinburgh where he completed his Foundation Training. He moved to Hull in 2009 as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow before completing his MD investigating the role of platelets and the endothelium in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2013. He was subsequently awarded an NIHR Clinical Lecturer position at Hull York Medical School where he continued his interstitial lung disease research and developed his interest in COPD and the use of technology in healthcare.

He is an honorary consultant in Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. His sub-speciality interests include interstitial lung disease and COPD for which he undertakes weekly clinics. He leads the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals COPD service.


Prof Michael Crooks is a respiratory physician and academic working at Hull York Medical School, University of Hull and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He is Clinical Lead for the Humber and North Yorkshire Respiratory Network and chairs the Hull and East Yorkshire Respiratory Education Group. He leads the Hull and East Yorkshire Integrated COPD Service and is a member of the local asthma service.

He undertakes research relating to the diagnosis and management of airways diseases, such as asthma and COPD, and their exacerbations. He leads the SENTINEL Project and SENTINEL Plus which aim to improve outcomes for asthma patient and reduce the environmental impact of asthma through identifying and addressing SABA over-use. The SENTINEL Project was the winner of the Environmental Sustainability Project of the Year at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022.