Leona Dowman is a senior exercise physiologist in the pulmonary rehabilitation program at Austin Health. She recently completed her PhD in 'Therapeutic interventions in interstitial lung disease. Exercise training and supplemental oxygen'. For her PhD she led a multi‐site randomised controlled trial which defined the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation for ILD across disease subgroups. Leona Dowman currently holds a postdoctoral position La Trobe University. Her main role will be to develop and conduct a randomised controlled trial comparing the clinical benefits of a high intensity interval training protocol to the standard continuous exercise training method used in pulmonary rehabilitation in people with fibrotic interstitial lung disease. Through IBAS, she is currently working on a feasibility trial of water-based exercise training in connective tissues related interstitial lung disease.
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a chronic lung condition that causes stiff lungs and restricts sufferers from taking a deep breath. Exercise in a gym, such as walking or riding a bike, can help make...
Each year in Australia 260 people sustain a SCI, with over half losing full function in their arms and legs (quadriplegia). In addition to the primary disability, there is a very high rate of Obstructive...
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The National Transport Commission (NTC) and the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) have released the results of what is hailed as a world-first study into heavy vehicle driver fatigue.
AAMRI released its election statement calling on politicians to commit to three main priorities: ensuring the MRFF reaches $20 billion by 2020-21, provide continued strong support for the NHMRC, and develop sustainable and rewarding career pathways.
IBAS Director Anna Burke had barely got into the swing of her speech at the unveiling of her portrait at Canberra's Parliament House when the ringing of bells caused half her audience to hurry away.