The current chairperson of the Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Research (AAIR) Charity is Professor Donna Davies who co-ordinates the decision making of a group of eight Trustees. This group is made up of scientists, clinicians and external professional lay persons with a mix of gender and ethnicity.
Major funding for research comes from a range of sources including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Medical Research Council (UK).
The AAIR Charity helps local scientists to leverage such funding by funding pilot projects and pump-priming grants, which help researchers to demonstrate the feasibility and potential of their proposed research work. The Charity also helps to purchase vital pieces equipment and supports the next generation of asthma, allergy and inflammation researchers by funding studentships and bursaries. Since 1991, AAIR has contributed over £6M to these causes.