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Biography

Dr. Osadnik is a Senior Lecturer / Research Fellow in the Department of Physiotherapy at Monash University. Dr. Osadnik's principal interests lie in the field of respiratory medicine, particularly research to improve health outcomes for patients with acute exacerbations of COPD through the application of evidence-based medicine. He is an honorary Fellow with Monash Lung and Sleep and the Institute for Breathing and Sleep in Melbourne, and an editor with the Cochrane Airways Group.

Dr. Osadnik is a previous recipient of a European Respiratory Society long-term research fellowship (2014-15) and current recipient of the Lung Foundation Australia / Boehringer Ingelheim COPD Research Fellowship (2016-17). He is actively involved with numerous advisory groups/committees of organisations such as the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare, European Respiratory Society, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Monash University and Monash Health. As of 2016, Dr. Osadnik had over 20 peer reviewed publications (13 as first author), received >$800K in research income and is supervisor to 1 MPhil and 3 honours students at Monash University.

Research interests

- Respiratory medicine

- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (particularly acute exacerbations)

- Pulmonary rehabilitation

- Physical activity

- Exercise testing

Supervision interests

- Research to improve health outcomes for patients admitted to hospital due to acute and chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma

- Physiotherapy management strategies for patients with acute and chronic respiratory diseases

- Pulmonary rehabilitation and restoration of function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Clinical activities

- Clinically based at Monash Lung and Sleep (Monash Health) to conduct clinical research as an honorary Fellow

Monash teaching commitment

Current:

- Research co-ordinator for undergraduate Physiotherapy students (years 1 and 2)

Previous roles (since 2008):

- Unit coordinator, lecturer, practical and tutorial facilitator into a 24-credit point cardiorespiratory physiotherapy teaching unit (year 2)

Consulting

- Research consultant at Department of Physiotherapy, Monash Health

Community service

Current service:

- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, National Asthma and Other Chronic Respiratory Conditions Monitoring Advisory Group

- Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Research Sub-Committee

- Cochrane Airways Group, Editor

- European Respiratory Society, College of Experts

 

Previous service (highlights only):

- Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Physiotherapy Special Interest Group Convenor

- American Thoracic Society, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly web committee

- Lung Foundation Australia / Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australian Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines writing group

- Grant review panel member, Physiotherapy Research Foundation

- Australian Physiotherapy Association, cardiorespiratory scientific committee member for bi-enniel conference

- Australian Physiotherapy Council, clinical assessor for international applicants seeking physiotherapy registration in Australia

Keywords

  • Respiratory
  • COPD
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical activity

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Projects 2013 2018

Research Output 2009 2018

Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy training and practice in Australia

Osadnik, C. R., 1 Sep 2018, In : Breathe. 14, 3, p. 243-245 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

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Moving pulmonary rehabilitation forward in COPD: Stepping towards (home-based) action

Osadnik, C. R., 1 Mar 2018, In : Respirology. 23, 3, p. 240-241 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

The experience of interpreter access and language discordant clinical encounters in Australian health care: A mixed methods exploration

White, J., Plompen, T., Osadnik, C., Tao, L., Micallef, E. & Haines, T., 24 Sep 2018, In : International Journal for Equity in Health. 17, 1, 151.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Australian and New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines

Alison, J. A., McKeough, Z. J., Johnston, K., McNamara, R. J., Spencer, L. M., Jenkins, S. C., Hill, C. J., McDonald, V. M., Frith, P. A., Cafarella, P., Brooke, M., Cameron-Tucker, H. L., Candy, S., Cecins, N., Chan, A. S. L., Dale, M. T., Dowman, L. M., Granger, C. L., Halloran, S., Jung, P. & 9 othersLee, A. L., Leung, R., Matulick, T., Osadnik, C., Roberts, M., Walsh, J. J., Wootton, S., Holland, A. E. & on behalf of the Lung Foundation Australia and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1 May 2017, In : Respirology. 22, 4, p. 800-819 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

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Effects of air pollution caused by sugarcane burning in Western São Paulo on the cardiovascular system

da Silva Pestana, P. R., Braga, A. L. F., Osadnik, C. R., Ramos, E. M. C. & de Oliveira, A. F., 2 Mar 2017, In : Revista de Saúde Pública. 51, 8 p., 13.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (External organisation)

Christian Osadnik (Member)
7 Oct 2016

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Press / Media

Dr Christian Osadnik looks back for the future

Christian Robert Osadnik

2/06/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities