Brenda Button

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Dr. Brenda Button is currently employed at the Alfred Hospital as a senior clinician physiotherapist. She works full time as the Respiratory Physiotherapy Stream Leader teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in the clinical setting and supervises a number of Ph.D. and Masters students. Her research interests include GOR in adults with chronic lung disease, the use of hypertonic saline, urinary incontinence in women and men with CF and COPD, exercise and exercise testing, airway clearance therapy, quality of life, and adherence. She was successful in the award of a Churchill Fellowship which she undertook in 2015 receiving international training in the physiotherapy management of end-stage respiratory patients treated with ECMO as a bridge to lung transplant. She has over 40 published peer-reviewed papers and is frequently invited to teach airway clearance therapy in Europe and North America.

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

Research area keywords

  • Respiratory physiotherapy
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Airway clearance therapy
  • Respiratory medicine

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