airways Physiology and Imaging
The Airways Physiology and Imaging Group investigates why airways and lungs malfunction in people with diseases like asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and in bone marrow transplant patients and smokers. Knowledge gained informs doctors of better ways to understand, assess and treat patients.
Current projects seek to understand which part of asthmatic lungs are hyper-responsive and why older asthmatics have different symptoms and treatment responses to younger people. They’re also building an at-home lung function test for COPD patients, and studying the effects of obesity on the lungs.
The group collaborates with researchers in Melbourne, Perth, Milan Italy, Brussels, Belgium, London UK, Gothenburg Sweden and Nova Scotia Canada, and partners with several Sydney hospitals to run studies.