The Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in preventing and managing bronchiectasis, especially in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children is a program of research and capacity building funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) from 2019 (starting in 2020). It follows on from a previous successful CRE in Lung Health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children.


Some of the key achievements from the previous CRE were 

  • Research outcomes incorporated into 27 national/international guidelines
  • Fourteen research findings were adopted as policy/practice
  • Standard treatment manuals used in remote First Nations communities
  • The development of educational tools and videos that have been incorporated into clinical practice
  • Research capacity increased with over 12 Research Higher Degree completions, 3 First Nations
  • Over $15 million in additional research funding obtained during the CRE
  • 184 publications during the CRE