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Dr Narelle Cox is an experienced physiotherapist who has worked extensively in paediatric and adult respiratory care. Narelle's research focuses on improving health and clinical outcomes for people with chronic respiratory disease through physical activity and exercise rehabilitation; including exploration of telemedicine and technology-based strategies to promote greater access to and participation in exercise rehabilitation. She works within the Central Clinical School at Alfred Health, and is a current NHMRC Emerging Leader Fellow. She is chair of the Planning Committee and Executive member of the American Thoracic Society Scientific Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and recently served as the co-chair of the Research Subcommittee for the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. 

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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, La Trobe University

… → 2014

MAppSci (Physiotherapy - Research), University of Sydney

… → 2009

BAppSci(Physiotherapy), University of Sydney

… → 2000

External positions

Fellow, Institute for Breathing and Sleep (IBAS)

1 Jan 2014 → …

Adjunct Research Fellow Physiotherapy, La Trobe University

Research area keywords

  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Implementation
  • Telerehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise training

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