Associate Professor Deborah Yates trained in Medicine at Cambridge University and has an active interest in teaching, research and medical education. Formerly employed by the London Pneumoconiosis Panel (UK), she completed her Masters in Occupational Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and her MD on asthma at the National Heart & Lung Institute, London. Currently she is employed as Senior Staff Specialist in Respiratory Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, and has had a longstanding research and clinical interest in occupational lung disorders. She has published widely in the field of respiratory medicine and occupational lung disease. Particulare areas of interest include the development and testing of novel methods for diagnosing lung disorders including fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), exhaled breath analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and electronic nose profiling. She has a longstanding interest in the pneumoconiosis, asbestos-related disorders, and respiratory surveillance, in obstructive lung diseases of all causes, and in the rare genetic lung disorders such as lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome.