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Dr Luke Daines is a GP and researcher with interests in primary care informatics, respiratory diseases and long COVID.


Completing his GP training in 2015, Luke joined the University of Edinburgh as an Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice. He contributed to the diagnosis chapter of the British Thoracic Society / Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network asthma guideline and further developed his interest in asthma diagnosis during a Master’s in Public Health (2016/17) when he completed a travel fellowship at the Technical University of Munich.

He was awarded a Chief Scientist Office Clinical Academic Fellowship (2017) for “deriving and validating a clinical prediction rule for the diagnosis of asthma in primary care” and completed his PhD in January 2021. A grant from Asthma+Lung UK/Innovate UK enabled the asthma diagnosis prediction rule to be developed into a clinical decision support software (2019-2023).

As a post-doctoral researcher, Luke has continued to develop skills in informatics and epidemiology, with the post-hospitalisation COVID (PHOSP-COVID) consortium, and EAVE II research group investigating long COVID. He is an advocate (research staff champion) for early career researchers within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and sits on the Usher Institute research committee.

Alongside his academic commitments, Luke works as a GP at Murieston Medical Practice, and delivers education sessions for clinicians.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Deriving and validating a clinical prediction rule for the diagnosis of asthma in primary care, University of Edinburgh

1 Sept 201730 Nov 2021

Award Date: 27 May 2021

Public Health, Master of Public Health, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Dec 2017

Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jul 2010

Anatomical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, University of Bristol

Award Date: 1 Jul 2007

External positions

General Practitioner, Murieston Medical Practice

1 Sept 2021 → …

General Practitioner, NHS Lothian

30 Apr 202030 Aug 2021

General Practitioner, Craiglockhart Medical Group

1 Aug 201231 Aug 2020


  • R Medicine (General)
  • Primary Care

College Research Themes

  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine


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