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Annemarie Lee is an experienced cardiorespiratory physiotherapist and researcher who completed her PhD at The University of Melbourne in 2009. She previously taught in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program and led the cardiorespiratory teaching program in the Doctor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne from 2011 to 2014, while working clinically at Alfred Health. From 2014 to 2016, she undertook an international Postdoctoral fellowship (supported by the Canadian Respiratory Research Network) at West Park Healthcare Centre and University of Toronto, Canada and taught in the cardiorespiratory program at The University of Toronto and McMaster University.

Her research program has focused on physiotherapy for bronchiectasis and examining the prevalence and clinical impact of comorbidities in chronic respiratory conditions, including pain, postural abnormalities and gastro-oesophageal reflux, supported by competitive funding from the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Ontario Lung Association, Ontario Research Care Society, Alfred Foundation, Institute for Breathing and Sleep and the Physiotherapy Research Foundation. New research interests are optimising clinical outcomes through non-pharmacological treatment in people with chronic respiratory disease, specifically examining the effects of adjuncts to pulmonary rehabilitation. 

Annemarie co-developed the Bronchiectasis Toolbox, a web-based resource for health professionals for the management of people with bronchiectasis (endorsed by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand). She has also contributed to the Pulmonary rehabilitation toolkit and the Living Well with COPD - Telerehabilitation for COPD (Canada).


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

Honorary Research Fellow, La Trobe University

2017 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, Institute for Breathing and Sleep (IBAS)

2009 → …

Research area keywords

  • bronchiectasis
  • physiotherapy
  • pulmonary reahbilitation


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