MRCP, (Paediatrics) Edinburgh November 1998
PGCert (Med Ed).
Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine 2008
NIHR Doctoral Fellowship Panel Member 2007
Fellow of Higher Education Academy 2007
European Respiratory Society 2003
American Thoracic Society 2002
British Medical Association 1994
Society for General Microbiology 1988
Department and Specialities
Nguyen-Van-Tam JS, Openshaw PJM, Hashim A, Gadd EM, Lim WS, Semple MG, Read RC, Taylor BL, Brett SJ, McMenamin J, Enstone JE, Armstrong C, Nicholson KG, on behalf of the Influenza Clinical Information Network (FLU-CIN) (2010) Risk factors for hospitalisation and poor outcome with pandemic A/H1N1 influenza: United Kingdom first wave (May-September 2009). Thorax vol 65 issue 7 pp 645-51 (Paper)
Semple MG, THomson G, Taylor DJ, Lister P, Hackett S, Faust SN, Nadel S, Reynolds F, Welch S, Hancock SW, Menson E, Darowski MJ, Gent N, Taylor BL, Jenkins IA, Wilkinson K. (2010) Paediatric practice note for the management of critically ill children with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Swine FLu Policy vol 1 issue 1 pp 1 (Internet (free access))
Semple MG, McCauley J. ed(s) (2009) Medikidz Explain Swine Flu. Medical Information for kids Medikidz,
BH Lim, MG Semple, WS Lim et al. (2009) Pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza: clinical management guidelines for pregnancy.
MG Semple, WS Lim, RC Reid et al. (2009) Pandemic H1N1 2009 Influenza: Clinical Management Guidelines for Adults and Children.
Hopkins MJ, Redmond C, Shaw JM, Hart IJ, Hart CA, Smyth RL & Semple MG. (2008) Detection and characterisation of human metapneumovirus from children with acute respiratory symptoms in north-west England, UK. Journal of Clinical Virology vol 42 issue 3 pp 273-9 (Paper)
J Heidema, MV Lukens, WWC van Maren, MEA van Dijk, HG Otten, AJ van Vught, SJP van Gestel, MG Semple, RL Smyth, JLL Kimpen, GM van Bleek. (2007) CD8+ T cell responses in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and PBMC of infants with severe primary respiratory syncytial virus infections. Journal of Immunology vol 179 issue 12 (Paper)
Semple MG, Booth JA, Ebrahimi B (2007) Most human metapneumovirus and human respiratory syncytial virus in infant nasal secretions is cell free. Journal of Clinical Virology vol 40 issue 3 pp 241-244 (Paper)
Semple MG, Dankert HM, Ebrahimi B, Correia JB, Booth JA, Stewart JP, Smyth RL, Hart CA (2007) Severe respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis in infants is associated with reduced airway interferon gamma and substance P. PLoS One vol 2 issue 10 pp e1038 (Paper)
Semple MG and Smyth RL. (2006) Pathophysiology. Lessons from human respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis and acute wheezing episodes in infants. In:
A Smyth, et.al. for the TOPIC Study Group*. (2005) Once versus three-times daily
regimens of tobramycin treatment for pulmonary exacerbations of cystic fibrosis--the TOPIC study: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet vol 365 issue 9459 pp 573-8 (Paper)
Semple MG, Cowell A, Dove W, Greensill J, McNamara PS, Halfhide C, Shears P, Smyth RL, Hart CA (2005) Dual infection of infants by human metapneumovirus and human respiratory syncytial virus is strongly associated with severe bronchiolitis. Journal of Infectious Diseases vol 191 issue 3 pp 382-386 (Paper)
Semple MG and Smyth RL (2003) Update on Cochrane data on paediatric respiratory diseases. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews vol 3 issue 4 pp 250-66 (Paper)
Semple MG, Bricker L, Shaw NJ, Pilling D (2003) Left pulmonary artery sling presenting as unilateral echogenic lung on 20-week detailed antenatal ultrasound examination. Pediatric Radiology vol 33 issue 8 pp 567-569 (Paper)
Music Given any provocation I will play my highland bagpipes. As a school boy I played at national level in individual and pipe-band competitions. I have performed at a variety of fundraising events for children’s charities in
Recreation We take our family holidays in Ardnamurchan, in the Highlands of Scotland, where we enjoy the beaches, hills and wildlife.