Philip, Keir

Philip, Keir
United Kingdom

Dr Keir Philip is a Respiratory and General Adult Physician. He previously worked as a dancer, before reading medicine (MBChB) and International health (BSc), with post-graduate qualifications in Tropical Medicine (EADTM&H) and medical ethics and philosophy (DPMSA). Recent projects include dance for people with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in South Africa, and chronic lung disease in the Kyrgyz Republic and Uganda. Previous posts include the NIHR Academic Foundation Programme (Royal Free Hospital) and NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine (Imperial College NHS Trust). He is currently a PhD candidate (4i/Wellcome/MRC/LFFMS Fellowship) at the Imperial College National Heart and Lung Institute. His with research interests include physical activity, physical performance, and arts-based interventions in chronic lung disease. He is a previous TEDx speaker, and founding member of the DanceAble Collective (

Recent publications:

Philip KEJ (2019). Sing a song of lung health—beyond the UK. BMJ 2019;364:l652doi:

Philip KEJ, et al. Music, Dance, and Harmonicas for People with COPD, Respiratory Care (In press)

Philip K et al. Dance in Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Journal of Holistic Nursing Practice

Philip KEJ et al. (2015) HIV co-receptor tropism prediction remains stable over time in treatment naı ̈ve patients. International Journal of STD & AIDS.27(7)576-580