Forskningsgruppe for svangerskap, fosterutvikling og fødsel
Fødselslege, professor

Francisco Gómez Real


Prof Francisco Gómez Real (F), MD PhD, shares his time between scientific and clinical work. He is a professor at the Department of Clinical Science, Medicine Faculty at the University of Bergen, Norway. He a specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics.


Real is a pioneer and international top-expert of research investigating the link between sex hormones, reproductive and metabolic factors and early life factors for respiratory health and disease, pioneering the field through his PhD and postdoctoral work. His PhD student and postdoctoral researcher, AI Triebner, led recent papers showing menopause is related to new onset asthma and accelerated lung function decline (published in leading respiratory and allergy journals). He collaborates in these fields with the Respiratory Health in Northern Europe (RHINE), the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS), Tasmanian Health Survey (TAHS), the Swiss cohort study on Air Pollution and Lung Diseases in Adults (SAPALDIA), the UK Bio Bank, the PregMet study, and the transgenerational Respiratory Health In Northern Europe, Spain and Australia (RHINESA) cohorts. He was PI of the ground-breaking Norwegian Research Council funded Menopause and Respiratory Health study, where ECRHS, RHINE and TAHS collaborated.  He spent a 6-month postdoctoral attachment at prof Shyamali Dharmage´s Allergy and Lung Health Unit, University of Melbourne. He leads the Reproductive Respiratory Health working group of the Respiratory Health in Northern Europe (RHINE) and Respiratory Health in Northern Europe, Spain and Australia (RHINESA) studies, is co-Chair of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) Gender Working Group with AI Leynaert, and he PI for ECRHS in Bergen. He is the leader of the Research Unit for Health Surveys (RUHS) / Forskningsenhet for Helseundersøkelser (FHU) in Bergen, Norway, which is a collaboration between the Department of Clinical Science at the University of Bergen, and Haukeland University Hospital, and funded by the Trond Mohn Foundation/Trond Mohn Stiftelse (TMS). Real has built an excellent track record in reproductive and respiratory health in women and across generations. He has 59 peer reviewed publications, including 47 in the last 5 years. His publication output shows an upward trajectory, with 13 in the last year. Approximately 40% of his publications are in top ranked journals (IF 8 or above), he is 1st/2nd/ senior author on 25 of them. He is an experienced supervisor of researchers some lead researchers in their field. Real´s main strengths as a scientist are original and innovative thinking, excellent network building capacity and extensive experience with research administration. This is reflected in papers that have contributed to paradigm shift.