A five-year research project funded by the Wellcome Trust
Life of Breath is led jointly by Prof Jane Macnaughton (Durham University) and Prof Havi Carel (University of Bristol). The team includes researchers from a number of different subjects including medicine, philosophy, the history of philosophy, anthropology, history, arts and literature. They also work with the British Lung Foundation, people affected by lung disease, healthcare professionals and people who use their breath in interesting ways (e.g. musicians).
The project, which runs from 2015-202, aims to find new ways of answering questions about breathing and breathlessness and their relationship to both illness and wellbeing.