Dr Zoe McKeough

Head of Foundation

Dr Zoe McKeough is widely recognised as one of Australia’s premier researchers and educators in the field of respiratory physiotherapy where she has focussed her research in the area of rehabilitation for people with chronic lung disease.

Zoe is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney in the Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences. Prior to this she worked in the Departments of Respiratory Medicine and Physiotherapy at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Zoe has 44 papers published in peer-reviewed international journals, 1 book chapter and 77 peer-reviewed abstracts. She reviews manuscripts for over 10 different international respiratory and physiotherapy journals. Zoe has received over $1.9M of research funding since 2009, including two large national NHMRC project grants on exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Zoe has supervised five PhD students to completion of research in chronic lung disease and is presently supervising three further students.

Zoe regularly collaborates with other community organisations to improve the care of people with chronic lung disease such as Lung Foundation Australia, the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and the Agency for Clinical Innovation.

Zoe is passionate about providing research opportunities to allied health professionals to both optimise management of people with chronic lung disease and to provide a high quality research experience to promote the development of future leaders of healthcare.