Dr Wilkinson completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Cambridge, before qualifying in clinical medicine from the University of Oxford in 2005. His postgraduate training was spread between Oxford and the East of England, but he also worked for a year in Muheza, Tanzania.
As a specialist registrar, he chaired the British Thoracic Society’s specialist trainees’ advisory group. In 2016, he was awarded the Royal College of Physicians Excellence in Patient Care Award for improving smoking cessation services and training.
His main specialist clinical interests include lung infection, bronchiectasis and Tuberculosis (TB). He also regularly performs bronchoscopy, thoracic ultrasound and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) procedures. He has postgraduate qualifications in medical education from the University of Dundee. He has worked nationally with the British Thoracic Society as lead on sustainable respiratory care. He has numerous publications in this area and is particularly interested in the environmental impact of inhaled medications.