Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Research - Institute for Respiratory Health

Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Research

About

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder resulting in damage to the lungs and elsewhere. The resulting changes associated with this disease increase the risk of chronic bacterial infection, lung function decline and overall ill health, both physical and mental. 

The Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Research Group is investigating how patients may benefit from novel drug therapies, diagnostic imaging techniques, molecular epidemiology of infection and psychosocial interventions.

The group has an excellent track record in attracting competitive research grants, both from Australian and international sources. They are recognised as world leaders and have an extensive collaborative network with the leading researchers in cystic fibrosis throughout Australia and internationally.

People

The Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Research Group are made up of a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and allied health staff. The team is committed to assisting in the search for new and improved treatments and providing high-quality care for patients with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.

Current research projects

  • Airway Clearance
  • High Intensity Interval Training
  • Infection with Clostridium difficile
  • The Gut Microbiome
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Unit highlights

The CF Research Unit has several highlights for 2017/18. These include:

  • Dr Anna Tai was awarded the Thoracic Society Australia and New Zealand Vertex Adult Cystic Fibrosis Fellowship for 2017/18.

Top publications

Our team
The Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Unit is made up of a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and allied health staff.
Sue Morey
Nurse Practitioner
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