Dr Katharine Hurt works as a consultant respiratory physician with specialist interests in bronchiectasis, respiratory infection (including TB and non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease) and airway diseases. She manages all aspects of general respiratory medicine. She was appointed to her consultant position at University Hospitals Sussex in 2012
She qualified from the Royal Free and University College London medical school in 2000. She completed training in respiratory and general medicine in the South East region working at King’s College Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ as well as hospitals on the south coast. She spent three years at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS trust where she took part in research in cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis as well as gaining specialist clinical experience in that field
Dr Katharine Hurt is committed to teaching and training, holding a number of senior educational leadership positions. She is the training program director for respiratory medicine post graduate training in Kent surrey and Sussex. She is the director of student support at Brighton and Sussex medical school.
Dr Katharine Hurt was selected to the British Thoracic Society Council and sits on their education and training committee. She also holds the position of the Royal College of Physicians specialist advisor in Kent Surrey and Sussex for Respiratory medicine.