Deborah Leese

Role within the CYP Alliance

I am a clinical pharmacist working with the CYP alliance with an aim to improve the lives of children in South Yorkshire who have asthma so that they can enjoy all the things their peers without asthma do. By getting asthma control right at young age we can also prevent future risk too.

Why does it matter?

This matters to me because it makes me very sad to see children being unable to participate in things like PE and sports due asthma. There are so many misunderstandings and misconceptions about asthma out there and I feel strongly about sharing the right messages, education and support.

My impact

I am most proud of my involvement in the development of new asthma guidelines to help children access the most appropriate treatments.

Something a bit different…

I have asthma myself and once I got my asthma fully controlled I was able to run several full marathons! Something I thought I would never be able to do! Proof that those of us with asthma really can do anything we want to do.