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.
Meet the team
A/Prof. Christian Osadnik
Dr Belinda Thomas
Dr Martin MacDonald
Dr Paul Leong
Want to find out more about our ResPTlab work?
Catch up on our recent posts via the thumbnails below or click to read more about updates on current lab projects, staffing, recent initiatives such as journal club topics and lots more.
Multidimensional clinical phenotyping of hospitalised acute COPD exacerbations
Exacerbation phenotypes in COPD: implications for rehabilitation
Impact of frailty during acute inpatient lung exacerbations
Perspectives of anxiety during COPD exacerbations
Perceptions and work-readiness of Australian physiotherapists in cancer care: a national evaluation
Cancer Exercise Toolkit
Collaborative development of a new web-resource for cancer rehabilitation
Exercise training for people with bronchiectasis: a Cochrane Systematic Review
Effect of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in COPD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
List of projects
Connect with our network
Browse the following links for useful resources to assist the management of people affected by chronic lung disease:
Centres of lung health excellence
Clinical practice guidelines