The CRE in Respiratory Health brings together researchers from around Australia, as well as from New Zealand and Alaska. In addition to dedicated funding provided for fellowships and scholarships, we also provided top  top-up scholarships for several scholars. Further, our projects and team supported scholarships through the projects within our CRE. In total, between 2012-2018, 19 High Degree Research scholars (3 First Nations) completed their higher degree and we supported 6 post-doctoral fellows (2 First Nations).  


  • A/Professor Brent Masters

    Queensland Children's Hospital and Qld University of Technology

    A/Professor Brent Masters is a Senior Respiratory & Sleep Physician at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. He is a CI in many of the projects in both CREs and a great...

  • Dr Margaret McElrea

    Dr Margaret McElrea
    Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Children's Hospital

    Dr Margaret McElrea is a respiratory scientist with over 30 years clinical experience performing lung function analysis in children and adults. Her current research interests include the development of appropriate...

  • Dr Kim Hare

    Dr Kim Hare
    Menzies School of Health Research

    Dr Kim Hare is a microbiologist whose research focus is investigating bacteria involved in ear and respiratory disease. She leads an NHMRC funded project which aims to further understand the...

  • Dr Susan Pizzutto

    Susan Pizzutto
    Menzies School of Health Research

    Dr Susan Pizzutto has worked in the area of Indigenous health research for over fifteen years. She graduated with her PhD from Charles Darwin University in 2015. Susan has a...

  • Dr Michael Binks

    Michael Binks
    Menzies School of Health Research

    Dr Michael Binks is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research. His PhD research investigated the role of vitamin D insufficiency in acute respiratory infections...

  • Dr Gabrielle McCallum

    Gabrielle McCallum
    Menzies School of Health Research

    Gabrielle had many years of experience in Indigenous health, working as a nurse in both Alice Springs and Darwin, before commencing her clinical reserach career. She has a particular interest...

  • Associate Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan

    Heidi Smith-Vaughan
    Menzies School of Health Research

    Associate Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan has worked in the area of infectious respiratory disease for over 20 years. She is the Head of Laboratory Research for the Child Health Division at...