The ResPTlab is a unique centre for Research in Respiratory Physiotherapy (PT). We are a dedicated team of researchers and clinicians striving to improve health outcomes for individuals affected by respiratory disease. We are healthcare professionals who place a high importance on the role of physiotherapists to help this patient group, and are committed to the continued enhancement of our profession to conduct clinically-relevant research and foster emerging talent in order to drive sustainable, evidence-based healthcare into the future.

Dr Christian Osadnik

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. Read more

Dr Anne-Marie Lee

Dr Ann-Marie Lee is an experienced cardiorespiratory physiotherapist and researcher who completed her PhD at The University of Melbourne in 2009. She previously taught in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program and led the cardiorespiratory teaching program in the Doctor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne from 2011 to 2014, while working clinically at Alfred Health. Read more

Dr Belinda Thomas

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About Us

The ResPTlab is a unique centre for Research in Respiratory Physiotherapy (PT). We are a dedicated team of researchers and clinicians striving to improve health outcomes for individuals affected by respiratory disease. We are healthcare professionals who place a high importance on the role of physiotherapists to help this patient group, and are committed to the continued enhancement of our profession to conduct clinically-relevant research and foster emerging talent in order to drive sustainable, evidence-based healthcare into the future.

Collaboration

We strive to work collaboratively with clinicians and researchers interested in respiratory rehabilitation to develop the necessary research skills, capacity and leadership to generate innovative and sustainable solutions to contemporary respiratory healthcare issues.

Seminars

PD Activities

We run regular professional development activities throughout the year in conjunction with Monash University Department of Physiotherapy. All topics relate to evidence-based respiratory patient care, and are presented by leading healthcare professionals and academics. Attend seminars live and/or online, or watch the recordings later if you can’t make the event.

Our Partners

“It is exciting to be part of an enthusiastic cross disciplinary network of researchers with broad and complementary skillsets”

Monash University

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ERS

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Let’s work together

To contact ResPTlab, discuss possibilities for joining the team or conducting collaborative research together, please complete the contact form