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Anne Holland is Professor of Physiotherapy at Monash University and Alfred Health in Melbourne. 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.

Anne has published over 260 peer reviewed journal articles and her publications have been cited over 10000 times, including in 15 clinical guidelines for chronic lung disease, pulmonary rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Anne is Chair of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly for the American Thoracic Society.

External positions

Professor of Physiotherapy, Alfred Health

Fellow, Institute for Breathing and Sleep

Research area keywords

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

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Physical Activity, Exercise, Sport and Recreation Promotion for Adolescents with CF

Williams, C., Main, E., Holland, A., Scheidermann, J., McNarry, M., Barker, A., Rand, S., Cox, N., Wells, G., MacKintosh, K., OʼHalloran, P. D. & Byron, M.


Project: Research

Targeting Oxidant Dependent Pathways to Treat Skeletal Muscle Wasting in COPD

Vlahos, R., Bozinovski, S. & Holland, A.


Project: Research

iTrain: Long-term integrated telerehabilitation of COPD patients. A multi-center randomized controlled trial

Zanaboni, P., Holland, A., Wootton, R., Hjalmarsen, A., Aarøen Lien, L. & Dinesen, B.


Project: Research

Transforming pulmonary rehabilitation to reduce hospital admissions in COPD

Holland, A., McDonald, C. F., Mahal, A. S., Lannin, N., Cox, N., Hepworth, G. & OʼHalloran, P. D.

Department of Health (Australia)


Project: Research

Research Output

Ambulatory oxygen in fibrotic ILD: a pilot, randomised, triple-blinded, sham-controlled trial

Khor, Y. H., Holland, A. E., Goh, N. S. L., Miller, B., Vlahos, R., Bozinovski, S., Lahham, A., Glaspole, I. & McDonald, C. F., 27 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Chest. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Correction: Validation of a clinical prediction rule for ambulation outcome after non-traumatic spinal cord injury

Sturt, R., Hill, B., Holland, A., New, P. W. & Bevans, C., May 2020, In : Spinal Cord. 58, 5, p. 631-631 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Discharge destination and patient-reported outcomes after inpatient treatment for isolated lower limb fractures

Kimmel, L. A., Simpson, P. M., Holland, A. E., Edwards, E. R., Cameron, P. A., de Steiger, R. S., Page, R. S., Hau, R., Bucknill, A., Kasza, J. & Gabbe, B. J., Apr 2020, In : The Medical Journal of Australia. 212, 6, p. 263-270 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD using minimal resources: An economic analysis

Burge, A. T., Holland, A. E., McDonald, C. F., Abramson, M. J., Hill, C. J., Lee, A. L., Cox, N. S., Moore, R., Nicolson, C., O'Halloran, P., Lahham, A., Gillies, R. & Mahal, A., Feb 2020, In : Respirology. 25, 2, p. 183-190 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Interventions for promoting physical activity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Burge, A. T., Cox, N. S., Abramson, M. J. & Holland, A. E., 16 Apr 2020, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2020, 4, 530 p., CD012626.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)


  • 2 Editorial responsibility

Chronic Respiratory Disease (Journal)

Anne Holland (Editorial board member)

2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Journal)

Anne Holland (Editorial board member)

2009 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility