Anne Holland


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

1. Comparison of sleep parameters and sleep perception in patients undergoing multiple sleep latency test
2.Experiences of ambulatory oxygen therapy in people with pulmonary fibrosis
3. Heart rate changes in patients with sleep disordered breathing before and after CPAP treatment
4. Remote oxygen saturation and pulse rate monitoring in people with chronic lung disease - a validation study.


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Anne Holland is Professor of Physiotherapy and Head of Respiratory Research at Monash University and Alfred Health in Melbourne. She is an NHMRC Leadership Fellow (2021-2025). Anne’s research program investigates supportive therapies for people with chronic respiratory disease, with a focus on COPD and pulmonary fibrosis. Her recent clinical trials have tested new models of pulmonary rehabilitation to improve access and uptake, including low cost home-based models and telerehabilitation. She is currently leading a multi-national trial of ambulatory oxygen for people with fibrotic lung disease. Anne is a Chief Investigator for the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis and the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Treatable Traits.

Anne has published over 380 peer reviewed journal articles and her publications have been cited over 25000 times. Her research underpins recommendations in more than 30 clinical guidelines from 18 countries for chronic lung disease, pulmonary rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Her contributions to respiratory research have been recognised in the award of the Society Medal, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (2021), and the European Respiratory Society Gold Medal for Allied Health Professionals (2022). Anne is President of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

Professor of Physiotherapy, Alfred Hospital

Fellow, Institute for Breathing and Sleep (IBAS)

Research area keywords

  • respiratory
  • physiotherapy
  • pulmonary rehabilitation
  • COPD
  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • supportive care
  • exercise training
  • physical activity
  • access to care
  • telerehabilitation

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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