Dr. Christian Osadnik is the Founding Director and Head of ResPTlab. He is a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow in the Department of Physiotherapy at Monash University, and brings over 15 years clinical, research and academic experience to the team.

Dr. Osadnik has been the recipient of over $830K in research funding, has over 30 peer-reviewed publications, and has given more than 50 conference presentations. He is an Editor for Cochrane Airways, Co-ordinator of Cochrane Airways Australia and an active contributor to the scientific field, particularly via the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand where he is a current Victorian Branch Executive Committee member and previous Physiotherapy Convenor and Scientific Committee member. Dr. Osadnik completed a long-term research post-doctoral fellowship with the European Respiratory Society (2014-2015) and is currently completing a Lung Foundation Australia / Boehringer-Ingelheim COPD Research post-doctoral fellowship (2016-18).

Dr. Osadnik’s research priorities are focused within the field of evidence-based, clinically-oriented respiratory and rehabilitation medicine. Particular areas of interest include the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute exacerbations of chronic respiratory disease and pulmonary rehabilitation. His research expertise spans a range of methodologies including clinical trial design and implementation, quantitative statistical analysis techniques, instrument validation, systematic reviewing and qualitative research.

Further information about Dr. Osadnik is available at https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/christian-osadnik.