Senior Respiratory Physiotherapist
Dr Catherine Hill is the senior respiratory physiotherapist and coordinator of the pulmonary rehabilitation program at Austin Health. She is also responsible for coordinating staff and student education in the Physiotherapy Department.
Catherine completed her PhD through the University of Melbourne in 2005 and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy through LaTrobe University in 1991.
She has expertise in pulmonary rehabilitation and exercise training for patients with chronic respiratory disease as well as acute physiotherapy management for patients with respiratory diseases.
PhD, BAppSc (phty)
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Congratulations to the following IBAS staff members who have been successful in obtaining research funding from the Austin Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) for 2022.
Honouring a legacy: The prestigious 2021 Rob Pierce Grant in Aid is awarded to Dr Marnie Graco, a physiotherapist and implementation scientist from IBAS.
Dr Anna Ridgers, Respiratory and Sleep Physician and IBAS Associate Researcher, has been awarded best oral presentation at the TSANZ annual scientific meeting in the interventional pulmonology category.
DRSM and IBAS members were well-represented in the awards by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS).