May 8, 2017

Our clinical experts

Lung Foundation Australia has a number of clinical staff whose experience allows us to deliver evidence-based training, tools and resources to support our patients, their carers and health professionals.

Kirsten Phillips – General Manager COPD
Kirsten Phillips is a qualified occupational therapist and has worked across a variety of health services and organisations both in the UK and Australia. Kirsten joined Lung Foundation Australia in 2015 and brings a wealth of experience and unique perspective to her role as General Manager of the COPD National Program. Kirsten is responsible for the strategic direction of the COPD Program and ensuring high quality, evidence-based resources and support information (including guidelines and online training) are available for patients, carers and health professionals. Kirsten holds a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and also has a Masters in Health Science.

Jane Kerr – General Manager Thoracic Cancer and Rare Lung Disease
Jane Kerr joined Lung Foundation Australia in January 2017 as General Manager Thoracic Cancer and Rare Lung Disease bringing over 20 years of marketing experience in the pharmaceutical industry where her primary area of focus was oncology and more recently in the rare lung disease area, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Jane’s strong clinical background as a registered nurse and clinical nurse consultant will play a key role enhancing the support and advocacy provided by Lung Foundation Australia.

Emma Gainer – Program Manager, Lungs in Action
Emma Gainer has nine years’ clinical experience as an accredited exercise physiologist. Emma joined Lung Foundation Australia in 2012 as the Program Manager, Lungs in Action and brings experience from her previous role working within pulmonary rehabilitation. Emma’s knowledge and experience can be applied to her current role where she supports exercise professionals to provide high quality evidence-based exercise services for people with chronic lung conditions.

Ros Wilson – Research Program Development Manager
Ros Wilson has over 15 years’ experience as a medical doctor and in the pharmaceutical industry. Ros joined Lung Foundation Australia in July 2015 as the Research Program Development Manager where she manages the activities of two of our key research groups – The Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG) which develops and runs clinical trials in Australia and New Zealand and the Thoracic Alliance for Cancer Trials (TACT), a worldwide network of groups that work together to run clinical trials that can’t be done by one or two groups alone.

Todd Robinson – Pulmonary Rehabilitation Manager
Todd Robinson is a qualified exercise physiologist and brings 11 years of clinical experience to Lung Foundation Australia. Todd joined the Foundation in April 2015 as the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Manager where he brings a mix of clinical and health promotion experience to help support programs to achieve positive outcomes for both individuals managing their lung health and health practitioners working in the field. Todd is responsible for promoting pulmonary rehabilitation and supporting health professionals to deliver best-practice care to help patients achieve improved health and quality of life outcomes.

Claire Mulvihill – Lung Cancer Support Nurse
Claire Mulvihill has over 24 years’ experience as a nurse working within intensive care, oncology and palliative care. Claire joined Lung Foundation Australia in July 2015 bringing experience from a number of hospitals, particularly Flinders Medical Centre where Claire worked as the Lung Cancer Nurse Coordinator and assisted in developing the tunnelled in dwelling pleural catheter program from patients who have malignant pleural effusions. Claire’s role is to provide support and information as well as advocate for patients and carers living with lung cancer.