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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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Projects 2019 2023

Research Output 2003 2020

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)

A novel counterbalanced implementation study design: Methodological description and application to implementation research

Sarkies, M. N., Skinner, E. H., Bowles, K. A., Morris, M. E., Williams, C., O'Brien, L., Bardoel, A., Martin, J., Holland, A. E., Carey, L., White, J. & Haines, T. P., 2 May 2019, In : Implementation Science. 14, 1, 11 p., 45.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

A web-based intervention to promote physical activity in adolescents and young adults with cystic fibrosis: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Cox, N. S., Eldridge, B., Rawlings, S., Dreger, J., Corda, J., Hauser, J., Button, B. M., Bishop, J., Nichols, A., Middleton, A., Ward, N., Dwyer, T., Tomlinson, O. W., Denford, S., Barker, A. R., Williams, C. A., Kingsley, M., O'Halloran, P., Holland, A. E. & on behalf of Youth Activity Unlimited – A Strategic Research Centre of the UK Cystic Fibrosis Trust, 19 Dec 2019, In : BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 19, 1, 8 p., 253.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation for interstitial lung disease: A consensus approach to identify core education topics

Holland, A. E., Watson, A. & Glaspole, I., Jun 2019, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 102, 6, p. 1125-1130 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Comprehensive supportive care for patients with fibrosing interstitial lung disease

Wijsenbeek, M. S., Holland, A. E., Swigris, J. J. & Renzoni, E. A., 15 Jul 2019, In : American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 200, 2, p. 152-159 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2009 2015

  • 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