Dr Dilip Nazareth became interested in a career in cystic fibrosis after training as a Junior Doctor at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. He subsequently undertook his higher training posts in respiratory and general medicine in Merseyside. He spent a further 2 years as a Clinical and Research Fellow at the prestigious Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Unit at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, which is among the largest CF units in the country. During this time, he carried out research on Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD), and completed his (Doctoral) MD thesis through the University of Liverpool. Following completion of his training, he worked as a consultant in CF, respiratory and general medicine at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust, prior to relocating back to Merseyside. His research interests are in CFRD, CF renal disease, CF microbiology and CF antibiotics. He has published several scientific articles in respiratory medicine and CF and continues to undertake research. He previously was a Research Affiliate at the National Institute for Health - Research Biomedical Research (University of Bristol) and a member of the British Thoracic Society CF Specialist Advisory Group. He is also an International Examiner and Examination Chair for the postgraduate medical examinations of the Royal College of Physicians, London.