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Lindsay Broadbent

Lecturer in Virology, University of Surrey

Dr Lindsay Broadbent joined the Section of Virology at the University of Surrey as a lecturer in July 2022. Previously, Lindsay was a Wellcome Trust ISSF fellow in the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research focuses on respiratory virus-host interactions and subsequent innate immune responses. Dr Broadbent's expertise in developing well-differentiated human primary airway epithelial cell cultures (WD-PAEC) facilitates investigation of virus infection in a physiologically and morphologically relevant model. Her current research is directed towards the role of respiratory viruses in longer term lung damage and the development of chronic lung disease.

In addition to her research Dr Broadbent is actively involved with science outreach and engagement and has been involved in hundreds of media appearances.


  • 2022–present
    Lecturer, University of Surrey
  • 2020–2022
    Research fellow, Queens University Belfast
  • 2015–2020
    Postdoctoral researcher, Queens University Belfast