A/Prof Zoe McKeough

Head of Foundation

A/Prof 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 an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney in the Discipline of Physiotherapy, Sydney School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health. Prior to this she worked in the Departments of Respiratory Medicine and Physiotherapy at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Zoe has 85 papers published in peer-reviewed international journals, 2 book chapter and 126 peer-reviewed abstracts. She reviews manuscripts for over 10 different international respiratory and physiotherapy journals. Zoe has received over $2.8M of research funding, including two large national NHMRC project grants on exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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