Dr Adam Hawkins qualified from Sheffield University Medical School in 1987 and initially trained in postgraduate medicine in a variety of junior medical posts before embarking on postgraduate training in General Practice at Surrey University. After completing his training, he worked as a General Practitioner in New Zealand and Australia for 3 years before returning to the UK to take up a position as a full-time Principal in General Practice in the South-west of England. He has been a GP with a Special Interest (GPSI) in Respiratory Medicine since 1995 and has continued to practise in a Hospital Respiratory clinic – at present he holds a clinical post in Exeter, Devon. He joined GSK (UK) in 2007, initially as an Area Medical Adviser, and then in 2012 joined the UK Pharma Respiratory team as a Senior Medical Adviser; he became Area Medical Lead for the GSK Respiratory Franchise (Europe) in February 2014. In 2017 he started in his current role, as Respiratory Medical Expert for Emerging Markets. He has been a member of the Primary Care Respiratory Society (UK) since 1996 and has co-authored and acted as a Reviewer for several Respiratory articles and publications.