COPD research fellowship highlights

The Lung Foundation Australia / Boehringer Ingelheim COPD Research Fellowship has successfully propelled COPD in the research space with outcomes that have made a significant difference across the entire care continuum.  Since its inception in 1995 almost two million dollars has been awarded to recipients.

If you are thinking of applying for The Lung Foundation Australia / Boehringer Ingelheim COPD Research Fellowship, these researcher’s inspiring stories will help convince you to take the next step.

Here is a snapshot of the success of four of the Fellows.

To learn more about the recipients’ successful research careers, how they started out and where they are now, watch their individual videos below.

Their passion for research and their steely focus on patient outcomes is truly inspirational.

Lucy Morgan

Lucy Morgan was awarded the Fellowship in 1999.

Lucy is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and a Senior Staff Specialist in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Concord and Nepean Hospitals in Sydney.

Lucy’s research focus is: Mucociliary clearance in COPD

Anne Holland

Anne Holland was awarded the Fellowship in 2011.

Anne is Clinical Chair & Professor of Physiotherapy at Alfred Health and La Trobe University

Clinical School, Alfred Health, The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

Anne’s research focus is: Benefits and costs of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Greg Hodge

Greg Hodge was awarded the Fellowship in 2012.

Greg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Adelaide and a Senior Research Fellow in the Chronic Inflammatory Lung Disease Research Laboratory Lung Research Unit at the Hanson Institute and Thoracic Medicine, Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Greg’s research focus is: Reducing steroid resistance by targeting P-gp1 on pro-inflammatory T-cell subsets to reduce inflammation in COPD

Vanessa McDonald

Vanessa McDonald was awarded the Fellowship in 2013.

Vanessa is an Associate Professor and Academic Clinician at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Priority Research Centre for Healthy Lungs, NHMRC Centre for Severe Asthma

Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle (UoN) | HunterMedical Research Institute

Vanessa’s research focus is: Managing Inflammometry Phenotypes in Stable COPD: A Randomized Controlled Trial