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Brigitte is an accredited clinical physiologist (respiratory) with 27 years’ experience. Brigitte works at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne as Head, Physiology Service, Respiratory Medicine and also holds an adjunct lecturer position in the school of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. In 2019, Brigitte moved into the role of Respiratory Stream Lead for the Hazelwood Health study, having been the stream coordinator during the first round of clinical assessments in 2017-18.

Brigitte’s areas of interest in the field of respiratory medicine include:

  • lung function interpretation - for which she co-authored a book in 2014
    • Interpreting Lung Function Tests: A Step-by-Step Guide ISBN978-1-118-40551-2
  • laboratory accreditation
    • TSANZ authorised laboratory assessor
  • quality spirometry in primary care
    • Facilitator/content developer for The Alfred’s Principles and Practice of Spirometry Course
    • Author of Spirometry training courses: content, delivery and assessment. A position statement from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2017
  • oxygen therapy


Brigitte’s current areas of research interest include:

  • Impact of the Hazelwood coal mine fire on lung health in the Morwell community
  • The utility of the forced oscillation technique to identify early interstitial lung disease
  • The utility of the forced oscillation technique to identify early lung allograph dysfunction in lung transplant recipients
  • Using the SVC manoeuvre within the forced oscillation technique to estimate elastic recoil and airway closure in patient with end stage lung disease

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Science, Bachelor

External positions

Head, Physiology Service, Respiratory Medicine, Alfred Health

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Research Output

  • 8 Article
  • 2 Comment / Debate
  • 1 Other Report

Recommended Intake of Key Food Groups and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Australian Older, Rural-Dwelling Adults

Owen, A. J., Abramson, M. J., Ikin, J. F., McCaffrey, T. A., Pomeroy, S., Borg, B. M., Gao, C. X., Brown, D. & Liew, D., 23 Mar 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 3, 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Hazelwood Health Study Annual Report 3

Abramson, M., Allgood, S., Blackman, J., Del Monaco, A., Dennekamp, M., Dipnall, J., Dimitriadis, C., Gao, C., Guo, Y., Harrison, S., Kilpatrick, K., Perera, P., Pomeroy, S., Sim, M., Stub, D., Straney, L., Taggert, A., Thomas, K., Walker, J., Carroll, M. & 24 others, Chisholm, M., Denny, S., Jones, R., Lee, S., Mallia, S., Maybery, D., Sawyer, K., Thompson, B., Berger, E., James, A., Morrissey, B., Walker, L., Whyte, S., Yell, S., Dalton, M., Johnston, F., Reeves, M., Melody, S., Wheeler, A., Jones, P., Easley, E., Borg, B., Dewar, L. & Duffy, D. M., 16 Nov 2017, Melbourne: Hazelwood Health Study Team. 115 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportResearch

Open Access

Symptoms and lung function decline in a middle-aged cohort of males and females in Australia

Abramson, M. J., Kaushik, S., Benke, G. P., Borg, B. M., Smith, C. L., Dharmage, S. C. & Thompson, B. R., 26 May 2016, In : International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 11, 1, p. 1097-1103 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

RE: Expiratory reserve volume maneuver may be the preferred method for some patients during spirometry testing

Borg, B. M. & Thompson, B. R., 1 Jan 2013, In : Respiratory care. 58, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review


Denis Robertson Poster Prize for Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred

Abramson, Michael (Recipient), Sonia Kaushik (Recipient), Benke, Geza (Recipient), Borg, Brigitte (Recipient), Mahesh Dharmakumara (Recipient), Christopher Richard Stuart-Andrews (Recipient), Natalie Zajakovski (Recipient), Catherine Smith (Recipient), Shyamali Chandrika Dharmage (Recipient) & Thompson, Bruce (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)