Alister’s research focuses on the human airways and how they alter with various diseases. Currently he is researching airway behavior in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children and tracheomalacia in premature babies. The goal is to determine how airway problems effect patient’s symptoms and to separate the effect of airway abnormalities from lung disease.
This research is based on patient-specific computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of human respiration based on magnetic resonance images (MRI). Alister obtained his PhD from Imperial College London and his master’s and undergraduate degrees from the University of Cambridge.