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Areas of Expertise

Professor Claire Hopkins treats various conditions including the following:

  • Rhinology (nasal disorders)
  • Inflammatory conditions of the nose (GPA and eGPA)
  • Loss of smell / anosmia
  • Septal perforation
  • Rhinitis and nasal allergy
  • Sinonasal tumours
  • Epistaxis (nose bleeds)
  • General ENT

Some of the treatments and procedures Professor Hopkins offers are:

  • Medical management of acute and chronic sinusitis including nasal polyps
  • Sinus procedures including endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty
  • Management of nasal obstruction and deformity including Rhinoplasty / nose surgery and septal surgery
  • Turbinoplasty
  • Anterior skull base surgery
  • Management of nasal trauma
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy

Research and Publications


  • Martin Wronker Prize for Medicine, Oxford University Hobson Memorial Clinical Scholarship, Oxford University
  • European Rhinological Society Fellowship
  • Karl Storz Fellowship (RSM Short Papers Prize)
  • RSM Section of Laryngology & Rhinology Research
  • Hiscox / RSM Trainee of the Year Award
  • Cochrane Collaboration / Clinical Otolaryngology Prize
  • Royal College of Surgeons Pump Priming Award Cochrane Collaboration Incentive Award


  • More than 150 published papers in journals including BMJ, Laryngoscope, Clinical Otolarygology, Rhinology, Journal of Laryngology and Otology
  • Co-author of European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and nasal Polyps and International Consensus on Rhinosinusitis
  • 15 text book chapters including Gray’s Anatomy, Intergrated Rhinology, Advanced Techniques in Rhinoplatsy, and Scott Brown’s textbook of Otorhinolaryngology

Claire lectures nationally and internationally, and teaches on the faculty of sinus surgery, anterior skull base and many other courses. She identified the link between COVID-19 and anosmia and worked no developing patient support and treatment guidance for patients who have lost their sense of smell during the pandemic.

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