The Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology Group conducts research to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of respiratory disease in different population groups. Current projects include studies on the impact of air quality on respiratory health, primary prevention of asthma, COPD prevalence and new tuberculosis treatments.

The group also includes two significant research centres:

The Centre for Air quality & health Research and evaluation (CAR) is a Centre of Research Excellence focused on the impact of air pollution on human health and finding new ways to mitigate that impact.

The Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring (ACAM) is a collaborating unit with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare that aims to lower Australia’s asthma and COPD rates by collating data to inform prevention, management and health policy.

Our Researchers

  • Dr Frances Garden
  • Dr Jessica Bestrashniy
  • Dr Tong Gong
  • Dr Anthony Byrne
  • Dr Jennifer Ho
  • Rose Ampon
  • Elyse Guevara-Rattray
  • Tessa Bird