Respiratory Physiotherapist (VRSS)
Nicole is a respiratory physiotherapist who works with the Victorian Respiratory Support Service at Austin Health. She is involved in a number of research projects through her work in conjunction with the Institute for Breathing and Sleep, and is undertaking a PhD investigating the effect of regular respiratory therapy in people with neuromuscular disorders.
Her areas of interest include ventilation and respiratory management of people with chronic ventilatory failure, such as people with neuromuscular disorders.
BPhysio (Hons), MPhysio (Cardiorespiratory)
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The Board of Directors of the Institute for Breathing and Sleep (IBAS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Julia Hall as the new Executive Director of the organisation.
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).