Professional background

Therese Bidder: RN, BSc (hons), BBA (adult, child & advanced), Independent Nurse Prescriber.

She qualified as a registered nurse at King’s College Hospital in 1988 and went on to specialise in cardio-thoracic nursing at Harefield Hospital. She gained her first asthma-specific qualification in 1999 and this inspired a passion for managing asthma as a practice nurse and then as a clinical nurse specialist for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust.

She has a BSc honours degree in respiratory care and is also a qualified therapist in the Buteyko breathing technique. She enjoys the opportunity of working with people to help manage their asthma and reduce the impact of asthma on their lives.

Research interests