The Toolkit Committee

The Committee established to develop this online pulmonary rehabilitation toolkit consisted of physiotherapists, respiratory physicians, nurses and psychologists.  These health professionals came from metropolitan, regional and rural pulmonary rehabilitation programs throughout Australia.

The Committee members were:

Jennifer Alison PR Network Chair
Professor of Respiratory Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney
Zoe McKeough A/Prof, Sydney School of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Lara Edbrooke Senior Lecturer, Victorian Cancer Agency Fellow, School of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne and Allied Health Research Development co-lead, The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Leona Dowman Senior exercise physiologist, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Austin health
Research Fellow, Respiratory Research at Alfred, Central Clinical School, Monash University
Helen Seale Clinical Consultant Physiotherapist, Heart Lung Program
The Prince Charles Hospital
Annemarie Lee Senior Lecturer, School of Primary and Allied Health Care
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science
Monash University
Paul Cafarella Health Psychologist/Manager, Pulmonary Ambulatory Care, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Flinders Medical Centre, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Sally Wootton PhD BSc (Phty), Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Chronic Disease Community Rehabilitation Service (CDCRS), Pulmonary & Heart Failure Rehab, Northern Sydney Local Health District
Catherine Granger Associate Professor of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne;
Physiotherapy Research Lead, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Lissa Spencer A/Prof, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
Pulmonary, Cardiac & Chronic Disease Rehabilitation
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Christian Osadnik A/Prof, Director of Research, Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University
Renae McNamara Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, Prince of Wales Hospital;
Clinical Research Fellow, The University of Sydney and Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Kylie Johnston A/Prof, UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance, University of South Australia
Innovation, Implementation and Clinical Translation in Health (IIMPACT) Research Concentration


Lung Foundation Australia would like to acknowledge the support of our team of translators who volunteered their time to translate the site into Chinese.

Alice Y.M. Jones Ph.D, FACP, Honorary Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland.
Homer Yu Peng-meng Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation, West China Hospital, Sichuan University
Shirley P.C. Ngai Shirley P.C. Ngai, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Toolkit

Getting Started
Getting Started
Patient Assessment
Patient Assessment
Exercise Training
Exercise Training
Patient Education
Patient Education
Patient Re-assessment
Patient Re-Assessment
Additional Resources
Additional Resources

Endorsed by the following organisations according to their respective approved criteria: