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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

Research area keywords

  • Respiratory
  • COPD
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical activity

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Projects 2013 2018

Research Output 2009 2019

Airway clearance techniques for patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Physical therapy practice in Sweden

Westerdahl, E., Osadnik, C. & Emtner, M., 14 Jun 2019, In : Chronic Respiratory Disease. 16, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Barriers and facilitators to adopting functional maintenance initiatives for acutely hospitalised older adults

Kavanagh, A. Y., O’Brien, L. J., Maloney, S. R. & Osadnik, C. R., 13 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Comparison of continuous flow versus demand oxygen delivery systems in patients with COPD: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Gloeckl, R., Osadnik, C., Bies, L., Leitl, D., Koczulla, A. R. & Kenn, K., 1 Apr 2019, In : Respirology. 24, 4, p. 329-337 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Effect of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in COPD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Gordon, C. S., Waller, J. W., Cook, R. M., Cavalera, S. L., Lim, W. T. & Osadnik, C. R., 1 Jul 2019, In : Chest. 156, 1, p. 80-91 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018: Allied Respiratory Professionals’ report of highlighted sessions

Rutter, M., Camillo, C. A., Coss, P., Sajnic, A., McGowan, A., Langer, D., De Brandt, J. & Osadnik, C. R., 1 Feb 2019, In : ERJ Open Research. 5, 1, 10 p., 00182-2018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
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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

'Alarming' study links high intensity exercise to mortality in COPD

Christian Osadnik

24/10/16

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Dr Christian Osadnik looks back for the future

Christian Osadnik

2/06/16

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities