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Professor Anne Chang is Head of Menzies Child Health Division at Royal Darwin Hospital in the Northern Territory, a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow and a Senior Paediatric Respiratory Specialist at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane.
She is an established leading researcher with international recognition in cough, bronchiectasis and evidence based medicine (EBM) related to paediatric respiratory medicine. She has helped develop and apply EBM for respiratory illnesses nationally and internationally and is the editor of two EBM series - one on respiratory medicine and the other on Indigenous health.
Professor Chang is also responsible for changing paradigms in the investigation and management of paediatric cough leading to earlier diagnosis of bronchiectasis, describing a pre-bronchiectasis condition (PBB), the inclusion of respiratory symptoms in primary care child assessments (Northern Territory and Queensland) and the establishment of the first international Indigenous collaborative respiratory study.
Professor Chang has clinical and research interests in improving the understanding of common illnesses in children, such as chronic cough and asthma, as well as the management of these illnesses in children and the role of evidence-based medicines to potentially improve clinical outcomes.
In 2015, Anne was honoured as one of Northern Territory’s three Fellows to be inducted into the newly formed Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.