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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.

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

External positions

Professor of Physiotherapy, Alfred Health

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


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