Professor Jennifer Alison

PhD, MSc(Lond) with Distinction. Dip Phty,Cert Cardiopulmonary Technology
Professor of Respiratory Physiotherapy

C43O - O Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9371
Fax +61 2 9351 9601

Website Lung & Heart Physiotherapy Research Group

Biographical details

Professor Jennifer Alison isa Professor in Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. She teaches the cardiopulmonary and scientific practice units of study in the undergraduate and graduate entry programs in physiotherapy. Prof Alison is also a clinical specialist physiotherapist (Level 6) Department of Physiotherapy, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. As part of her keen interest in health care and particularly lung health she is the co-chair of the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation Respiratory Network and Chair of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Committee of the Australian Lung Foundation (ALF). This latter committee developed the web-based Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit for clinicians. Prof Alison has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, 7 books/book chapters and over 80 peer-reviewed abstracts, has been awarded over 40 research grants, supervises or has supervised 11 first class honours students (3 university medals), 3 Masters and 12 PhD students.

Research interests

Research areas include:

  • interventions to improve exercise capacity and quality of life in people with lung disease, including COPD, cystic fibrosis and dust-related lung diseases;
  • evaluation of exercise tests and exercise prescription for people with lung disease;
  • physical therapies (including exercise) to improve mucus clearance;
  • translation of research evidence into clinical practice, especially in rural and remote areas.

Prof Alison leads the Lung and Heart Physiotherapy Research Group, University of Sydney and has strong collaborations with the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Teaching and supervision

Undergraduate and graduate entry masters teaching and honours supervision in cardiopulmonary physiotherapy. Research higher degree supervision of Masters and PhD students.

Associations

Prof Alison is also a member of the following committees: Community and Clinicians Expert Advisory Council of NSW Health; COPD Coordinating Committee of the Australian Lung Foundation (ALF); Executive Committee and Steering Committee for the Breathe Easy, Walk Easy project of the ALF.

Themes

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

Selected grants

2013

  • A randomized controlled trial (RCT) of telerehabilitation on exercise capacity, physical activity and quality of life in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): The TeleR study; McKeough Z, Tsai L, Mcnamara R, McKenzie D, Alison J; NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation/Partnership Project.

2012

  • Novel interventions to improve exercise capacity and quality of life in chronic lung disease; Alison J; DVC Research/Thompson Fellowships.
  • A randomised controlled trial of supplemental oxygen versus medical air in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Supplemental Oxygen in Pulmonary Rehabilitation Trial (SuppORT); Alison J, McDonald C, McKeough Z, Jenkins S, Holland A, Hill K, Morris N; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2011

  • Integration of Academic and Clinical Learning Opportunities - involving the community in graduating excellent clinicians through patient simulation; Alison J, Refshauge K, Gonczi A, McCabe T, McCluskey A, Canning C, Patrick (Blackford) J; University of Sydney/Strategic Teaching Enhancement Project Grant.
  • Respiratory function in patients with newly-diagnosed early-onset type 2 diabetes; Harmer A, Maxwell L, Wong J, Alison J; Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Research Support.

2009

  • Exercise prescription in clinical rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Luxton N, Alison J, Mackey M, Zainuldin M; Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Research Support.
  • Does short-form Sun-style Tai Chi improve exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?: a single-blind, randomised controlled trial; Leung R, Alison J, McKeough Z; Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Research Support.
  • Optimising outcomes for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Evaluation of Walking Training; Alison J, Jenkins S, Eastwood P, Jenkins C, Hillman D, McKeough Z; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2008

  • Effect of exercise training on quality of life and exercise capacityin dust-related lung disease; Alison J, Corte P, McKeough Z, Bye P; Workers Compensation Dust Diseases Board of New South Wales/Research and Community Support Grants Scheme.
  • Pulmonary and Exercise Testing in Chronic Disease: Vmax Encore System.; Alison J, McKeough Z, Harmer A, Mackey M, Orr R; Faculty of Health Sciences/Equipment Development Grant.
  • Acute ventilatory and haemodynamic responses to supplemental oxygen in patients with chronic respiratory failure; Alison J, Hollier C, Harmer A, Maxwell L; Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Research Support.
  • Effect of exercise training on quality of life and exercise capacity in people with dust-related lun; Alison J, McKeough Z, Corte P, Bye P; Workers Compensation Dust Diseases Board of New South Wales/Research Support.
  • Exercise to enhance mucus clearance in cystic fibrosis; Alison J, Mellis C; Australian Respiratory Council/Harry Windsor Research Grants Scheme.
  • Does exercise enhance mucus clearance in adults with cystic fibrosis; Alison J; Cystic Fibrosis Australia/Research Support.
  • SenseWear Body Monitoring System; Maher C, McKeough Z, Latimer J, Sherrington C, Herbert R, Refshauge K, Crosbie W, Kilbreath S, Alison J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Optimising Mucus Clearance with Exercise in Cystic Fibrosis; Alison J; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.

2005

  • Testing a home based rehabilitation program for survivors of a critical illness: a randomised controlled trial; Aitken L, McKinley S, Elliott D, King M, Alison J, Aitken L, King M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • The Effect Of Early Rehabilitation On Exercise Capacity And Quality Of Life In Patients With Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure: A Cost-Benefit Analysis; Manadue C, Ellis E, Alison J; Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Seeding Research Grants Scheme.
  • Motion star wireless 2 real-time motion capture system; Crosbie W, Moseley L, Alison J, Latimer J, Davis G, Kilbreath S, Refshauge K, Maher C, Middleton J, O'Dwyer N; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Respiratory and Sleep Medicine; Jenkins C, Hensley M, Alison J, Britton W, Irwig L, Rogers N, Rose B, Marks G, Grunstein R, Bye P, Anderson S, King G, Berend N, Gibson P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Centre of Clinical Research Excellence.
  • Viasys Impulse Oscillometer System with Pentium Device; Bye P, Elkins M, Alison J, McCarren B, Anderson S, Daviskas E; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2004

  • Home-based rehabilitation program for survivors of a critical illness: a pilot study; Alison J, Elliott D; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2003

  • COSMED K4b2 oxygen saturation monitor, cardiovis telemetry stress ecg option, turbine and oxygen sen; Mackey M, Alison J; Faculty of Health Sciences/Equipment Development Grant.
  • Cumberland Research Post Completion; Alison J; Faculty of Health Sciences/Post Completion Grant.
  • Evaluation of individual components of pulmonary rehabilitation in subjects with COPD; Thompson C, Alison J, Bye P; Community Health and Tuberculosis Australia (CHATA)/Harry Windsor Research Grant.

2002

  • Evaluation of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery and Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Exercise Capacity, Upper; Spencer L, Barker-Whittle Z, Alison J, Bye P; Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Research Grant.
  • Evaluation of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Subjects with Chronic Ai; Barker-Whittle Z, Alison J, Bye P; Physiotherapists Registration Board (NSW Health)/Ian Collier Memorial Scolarship.
  • Assessment of physical therapies to improve secretion clearance in patients with cystic fibrosis; Robinson M, Bye P, Alison J, Eberl S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • COSMED K4b2 Portable Metabolic (Gas Exchange) System; Davis G, Smith R, Alison J, Mackey M, Ellis E, Maher C, Refshauge K; DVC Research/Equipment (Sesqui).
  • Filancemeter (Tensiomat Semiautomatic Surface Tension Meter); Anderson S, Alison J, Daviskas L, Elkins M, Bye P, Robinson M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Alison, J., Anderson, S. (2009). Exercise as a Stimulus. In Peter J. Barnes, Jeffrey M. Drazen, Stephen I. Rennard and Neil C. Thomson (Eds.), Asthma and COPD: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management, (pp. 507-514). US: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Elliott, D., Alison, J., Aitken, L. (2008). Major key topics concerning physical rehabilitation programmes and psychological recovery for survivors of a critical illness after discharge from hospital. In Esquinas Rodríguez, Antonio Matías & Teresa A. Volsko (Eds.), Yearbook Respiratory Care Clinics and Applied Technologies, (pp. 992-996). Spain: World Federation of Respiratory Care and Applied Technologies.

Journals

  • Wootton, S., Ng, C., McKeough, Z., Jenkins, S., Hill, K., Alison, J. (2014). Estimating endurance shuttle walk test speed using the six-minute walk test in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic Respiratory Disease, Online First Mar 21, 2014(DOI: 10.1177/1479972314527470). [More Information]
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2014). Evaluating the need for two incremental shuttle walk tests during a maintenance exercise program in people with COPD. Physiotherapy, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Aitken, L., Burmeister, E., McKinley, S., Alison, J., King, M., Leslie, G., Elliott, D. (2014). The effect of home based rehabilitation and other predictors of physical recovery in ICU survivors: a cohort analysis. American Journal Of Critical Care, Article in Press.
  • Cox, N., Alison, J., Button, B., Wilson, J., Morton, J., Dowman, L., Holland, A. (2014). Validation of a multi-sensor armband during free-living activity in adults with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2013). A Survey of Opinions and Attitudes Toward Exercise Following a 12-month Maintenance Exercise Program for People with COPD. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 24(3), 30-35.
  • Steffens, D., Beckenkamp, P., Hancock, M., Paiva, D., Alison, J., Menna-Barreto, S. (2013). Activity level predicts 6-minute walk distance in healthy older females: an observational study. Physiotherapy, 99(1), 21-26. [More Information]
  • Cox, N., Alison, J., Button, B., Wilson, J., Holland, A. (2013). Assessing Exercise Capacity Using Telehealth: A Feasibility Study in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis. Respiratory Care: a monthly science journal, 58(2), 286-290. [More Information]
  • Dale, M., McKeough, Z., Munoz, P., Corte, P., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2013). Functional exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in people with asbestos related pleural disease: an observational study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 13(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Johnston, C., Maxwelll, L., Boyle, E., Maguire, G., Alison, J. (2013). Improving chronic lung disease management in rural and remote Australia: The Breathe Easy Walk Easy programme. Respirology, 18(1), 161-169. [More Information]
  • Cox, N., Alison, J., Holland, A. (2013). Interventions for promoting physical activity in people with cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (12), 1-49. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Obesity in COPD: the effect of water-based exercise. European Respiratory Journal, 42(6), 1737-1739. [More Information]
  • Leung, R., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2013). Short-form Sun-style T'ai Chi as an exercise training modality in people with COPD. European Respiratory Journal, 41(5), 1051-1057. [More Information]
  • Leung, R., McKeough, Z., Alison, J. (2013). Tai Chi as a form of exercise training in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, 7(6), 587-592. [More Information]
  • Hill, K., Alison, J., Holland, A., Jenkins, S. (2013). The Use of Regression Equations to Estimate Peak Work Rate in People with COPD. COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 10, 118-119. [More Information]
  • Hollier, C., Maxwell, L., Harmer, A., Menadue, C., Piper, A., Black, D., Willson, G., Alison, J. (2013). Validity of arterialised-venous PCO2, pH and bicarbonate in obesity hypoventilation syndrome. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 188(2), 165-171. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Water-based exercise in COPD with physical co-morbidities: a randomised controlled trial. European Respiratory Journal, 41(6), 1284-1291. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Water-based exercise training for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, 1-49. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2012). Arm exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A randomised controlled trial. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 9(3), 153-162. [More Information]
  • Soysa, S., McKeough, Z., Spencer, L., Alison, J. (2012). Effects of maintenance programs on exercise capacity and quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Physical Therapy Reviews, 17(5), 335-345. [More Information]
  • O'Meagher, S., Munoz, P., Alison, J., Young, I., Tanous, D., Celermajer, D., Puranik, R. (2012). Exercise capacity and stroke volume are preserved late after tetralogy repair, despite severe right ventricular dilatation. Heart, 98(21), 1595-1599. [More Information]
  • Johnston, C., Maxwell, L., Maguire, G., Alison, J. (2012). How prepared are rural and remote health care practitioners to provide evidence-based management for people with chronic lung disease? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(4), 200-207. [More Information]
  • Reeve, J., Skinner, M., Lee, A., Wilson, L., Alison, J. (2012). Investigating factors influencing 4th-year physiotherapy students' opinions of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy as a career path. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 28(5), 391-401. [More Information]
  • Zainuldin, M., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2012). Prescription of Walking Exercise Intensity from the Incremental Shuttle Walk Test in People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(7), 592-600. [More Information]
  • Alison, J., Kenny, P., King, M., McKinley, S., Aitken, L., Leslie, G., Elliott, D. (2012). Repeatability of the Six-Minute Walk Test and Relation to Physical Function in Survivors of a Critical Illness. Physical Therapy, 92(12), 1556-1563. [More Information]
  • McKinley, S., Aitken, L., Alison, J., King, M., Leslie, G., Burmeister, E., Elliott, D. (2012). Sleep and other factors associated with mental health and psychological distress after intensive care for critical illness. Intensive Care Medicine, 38(4), 627-633. [More Information]
  • Cox, N., Alison, J., Rasekaba, T., Holland, A. (2012). Telehealth in cystic fibrosis: a systematic review. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 18(2), 72-78. [More Information]
  • Leung, R., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Peters, M. (2011). A study design to investigate the effect of short-form Sun-style Tai Chi in improving functional exercise capacity, physical performance, balance and health related quality of life in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32(2), 267-272. [More Information]
  • Elliott, D., Denehy, L., Berney, S., Alison, J. (2011). Assessing physical function and activity for survivors of a critical illness: A review of instruments. Australian Critical Care, 24, 155-166.
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Daviskas, E., Bye, P. (2011). Effects of Exercise on Respiratory Flow and Sputum Properties in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis. Chest, 139(4), 870-877. [More Information]
  • Holland, A., Hill, K., Alison, J., Luxton, N., Mackey, M., Hill, C., Jenkins, S. (2011). Estimating Peak Work Rate during Incremental Cycle Ergometry from the 6-Minute Walk Distance: Differences between Reference Equations. Respiration, 81(2), 124-128. [More Information]
  • Hassan, A., Alison, J., Redfern, J. (2011). Exercise in pulmonary hypertension. Physical Therapy Reviews, 16(1), 21-26. [More Information]
  • Dale, M., McKeough, Z., Troosters, T., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2011). Exercise training to improve exercise capacity and quality of life in people with non-malignant dust-related respiratory diseases (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10), CD009385-1-CD009385-8. [More Information]
  • Elliott, D., McKinley, S., Alison, J., Aitken, L., King, M., Leslie, G., Kenny, P., Taylor, P., Foley, R., Burmeister, E. (2011). Health-related quality of life and physical recovery after a critical illness: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a home-based physical rehabilitation program. Critical Care, 15(Article number: R142), R142-1-R142-10.
  • Cox, N., McKay, K., Follet, J., Alison, J. (2011). Home IV Antibiotic Therapy and Exercise Capacity in Children with CF: A Case Series. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 22(1), 16-19. [More Information]
  • Zainuldin, M., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2011). Optimal intensity and type of leg exercise training for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (11), CD008008. [More Information]
  • Johnston, C., Maxwell, L., Alison, J. (2011). Pulmonary rehabilitation in Australia: a national survey. Physiotherapy, 97(4), 284-290. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Leung, R., Alison, J. (2011). Shuttle Walk Tests As Outcome Measures: Are Two Incremental Shuttle Walk Tests And Two Endurance Shuttle Walk Tests Necessary? American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90(1), 35-39. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2011). Water-based exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Physical Therapy Reviews, 16(1), 25-30. [More Information]
  • Menadue, C., Alison, J., Piper, A., Flunt, D., Ellis, E. (2010). Bilevel ventilation during exercise in acute on chronic respiratory failure: A preliminary study. Respiratory Medicine, 104, 219-227. [More Information]
  • Leung, R., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Peters, M. (2010). Ground walk training improves functional exercise capacity more than cycle training in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(2), 105-112.
  • Menadue, C., Alison, J., Piper, A., Wong, K., Hollier, C., Ellis, E. (2010). High- and low-level pressure support during walking in people with severe kyphoscoliosis. European Respiratory Journal, 36(2), 370-378. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Elkins, M., Bye, P. (2009). Evaluation of the SenseWear activity monitor during exercise in cystic fibrosis and in health. Respiratory Medicine, 103(10), 1511-1517. [More Information]
  • Zainuldin, M., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2009). Intensity and type of exercise for lower limb endurance training to optimise exercise capacity for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009 (4), CD008008-1-CD008008-10. [More Information]
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2009). Maintaining benefits following pulmonary rehabilitation: a randomised controlled trial. European Respiratory Journal, 35(3), 571-577.
  • Ennis, S., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2009). The effects of arm endurance and strength training on arm exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Physical Therapy Reviews, 14(4), 226-239. [More Information]
  • Hwang, R., Redfern, J., Alison, J. (2008). A narrative review on home-based exercise training for patients with chronic heart failure. Physical Therapy Reviews, 13(4), 227-236. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Daviskas, E., Bye, P. (2008). Exercise aids airway clearance by increasing respiratory flow rates and decreasing mucus viscoelasticity in CF. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43(Supplement31), p386: A513-p386.
  • Menadue, C., Alison, J., Piper, A., Flunt, D., Ellis, E. (2008). Non-invasive ventilation during arm exercise and ground walking in patients with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure. Respirology, 14(2), 251-259. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Speers, B., Bye, P. (2008). Physiological responses to high intensity, constant-load arm exercise in COPD. Respiratory Medicine, 102, 348-353. [More Information]
  • Luxton, N., Alison, J., Wu, J., Mackey, M. (2008). Relationship between field walking tests and incremental cycle ergometry in COPD. Respirology, 13(6), 856-862. [More Information]
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2007). Do supervised weekly exercise programs maintain functional exercise capacity & quality of life, twelve months after pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD? B M C Pulmonary Medicine, 7(Article 7), 7-1-7-6.
  • Krieg, S., Alison, J., McCarren, B., Cowell, S. (2007). Position affects distribution of ventilation in the lungs of older people: an experimental study. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 53(3), 179-184.
  • Zainuldin, M., Knoke, D., Mackey, M., Luxton, N., Alison, J. (2007). Prescribing cycle training intensity from the six-minute walk test for patients with COPD. B M C Pulmonary Medicine, 7(Article 9), 9-1-9-5.
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2007). Six-Minute Walk Test as an Outcome Measure: Are Two Six-Minute Walk Tests Necessary Immediately After Pulmonary Rehabilitation and at Three-Month Follow-up? American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86(11), 1-5. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bye, P., Trenell, M., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, C., Kemp, G. (2006). Exercise capacity and quadriceps muscle metabolism following training in subjects with COPD. Respiratory Medicine, 100(10), 1817-1825. [More Information]
  • McCarren, B., Alison, J., Herbert, R. (2006). Manual vibration increases expiratory flow rate via increased intrapleural pressure in healthy adults: an experimental study. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 52(4), 267-271. [More Information]
  • McCarren, B., Alison, J. (2006). Physiological effects of vibration in subjects with cystic fibrosis. European Respiratory Journal, 27(6), 1204-1209.
  • Elliott, D., McKinley, S., Alison, J., Aitken, L., King, M. (2006). Study protocol: Home-based physical rehabilitation for survivors of a critical illness [ACTRN12605000166673]. Critical Care, 10(3), 1-7.
  • McCarren, B., Alison, J., Herbert, R. (2006). Vibration and its effect on the respiratory system. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 52(1), 39-43. [More Information]
  • Elkins, M., Lane, T., Goldberg, H., Pagliuso, J., Garske, L., Hector, E., Marchetto, L., Alison, J., Bye, P. (2005). Effect of airway clearance techniques on the efficacy of the sputum induction procedure. European Respiratory Journal, 26(5), 904-908. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bayfield, M., Bye, P. (2005). Supported and unsupported arm exercise capacity following lung volume reduction surgery: a pilot study. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 2(2), 59-65. [More Information]
  • Elkins, M., Alison, J., Bye, P. (2005). The effect of body position on maximal expiratory pressure and flow in adults with cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 40(5), 385-391. [More Information]
  • Alison, J. (2004). Clinical trials of airway clearance techniques [Editorial]. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 1, 123-124.
  • Zafiropoulos, B., Alison, J., McCarren, B. (2004). Physiological Responses To The Early Mobilisation Of The Intubated, Ventilated Abdominal Surgery Patient. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 50(2), 95-100.
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bayfield, M., Bye, P. (2004). Reduction in resting energy expenditure following lung volume reduction surgery in subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 1(4), 197-202.
  • Canning, C., Shepherd, R., Carr, J., Alison, J., Wade, L., White, A. (2003). A randomized controlled trial of the effects of intensive sit-to-stand training after recent traumatic brain injury on sit-to-stand performance. Clinical Rehabilitation, 17(4), 355-362. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bye, P. (2003). Arm exercise capacity and dyspnea ratings in subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 23, 218-225.
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bye, P. (2003). Arm positioning alters lung volumes in subjects with COPD and healthy subjects. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 49(2), 133-137.
  • McCarren, B., Alison, J., Lansbury, G. (2003). The use of vibration in public hospitals in Australia. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 19(2), 87-98.

Other

  • Alison, J., Barrack, C., Cafarella, P., Frith, P., Hanna, C., Hill, C., Holland, A., Jenkins, S., Meinhardt, J., McDonald, C., McKeough, Z., Spencer, L., et al (2009), The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit.

2014

  • Wootton, S., Ng, C., McKeough, Z., Jenkins, S., Hill, K., Alison, J. (2014). Estimating endurance shuttle walk test speed using the six-minute walk test in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic Respiratory Disease, Online First Mar 21, 2014(DOI: 10.1177/1479972314527470). [More Information]
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2014). Evaluating the need for two incremental shuttle walk tests during a maintenance exercise program in people with COPD. Physiotherapy, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Aitken, L., Burmeister, E., McKinley, S., Alison, J., King, M., Leslie, G., Elliott, D. (2014). The effect of home based rehabilitation and other predictors of physical recovery in ICU survivors: a cohort analysis. American Journal Of Critical Care, Article in Press.
  • Cox, N., Alison, J., Button, B., Wilson, J., Morton, J., Dowman, L., Holland, A. (2014). Validation of a multi-sensor armband during free-living activity in adults with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Article in Press. [More Information]

2013

  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2013). A Survey of Opinions and Attitudes Toward Exercise Following a 12-month Maintenance Exercise Program for People with COPD. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 24(3), 30-35.
  • Steffens, D., Beckenkamp, P., Hancock, M., Paiva, D., Alison, J., Menna-Barreto, S. (2013). Activity level predicts 6-minute walk distance in healthy older females: an observational study. Physiotherapy, 99(1), 21-26. [More Information]
  • Cox, N., Alison, J., Button, B., Wilson, J., Holland, A. (2013). Assessing Exercise Capacity Using Telehealth: A Feasibility Study in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis. Respiratory Care: a monthly science journal, 58(2), 286-290. [More Information]
  • Dale, M., McKeough, Z., Munoz, P., Corte, P., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2013). Functional exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in people with asbestos related pleural disease: an observational study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 13(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Johnston, C., Maxwelll, L., Boyle, E., Maguire, G., Alison, J. (2013). Improving chronic lung disease management in rural and remote Australia: The Breathe Easy Walk Easy programme. Respirology, 18(1), 161-169. [More Information]
  • Cox, N., Alison, J., Holland, A. (2013). Interventions for promoting physical activity in people with cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (12), 1-49. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Obesity in COPD: the effect of water-based exercise. European Respiratory Journal, 42(6), 1737-1739. [More Information]
  • Leung, R., McKeough, Z., Peters, M., Alison, J. (2013). Short-form Sun-style T'ai Chi as an exercise training modality in people with COPD. European Respiratory Journal, 41(5), 1051-1057. [More Information]
  • Leung, R., McKeough, Z., Alison, J. (2013). Tai Chi as a form of exercise training in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, 7(6), 587-592. [More Information]
  • Hill, K., Alison, J., Holland, A., Jenkins, S. (2013). The Use of Regression Equations to Estimate Peak Work Rate in People with COPD. COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 10, 118-119. [More Information]
  • Hollier, C., Maxwell, L., Harmer, A., Menadue, C., Piper, A., Black, D., Willson, G., Alison, J. (2013). Validity of arterialised-venous PCO2, pH and bicarbonate in obesity hypoventilation syndrome. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 188(2), 165-171. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Water-based exercise in COPD with physical co-morbidities: a randomised controlled trial. European Respiratory Journal, 41(6), 1284-1291. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., McKenzie, D., Alison, J. (2013). Water-based exercise training for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, 1-49. [More Information]

2012

  • McKeough, Z., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2012). Arm exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A randomised controlled trial. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 9(3), 153-162. [More Information]
  • Soysa, S., McKeough, Z., Spencer, L., Alison, J. (2012). Effects of maintenance programs on exercise capacity and quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Physical Therapy Reviews, 17(5), 335-345. [More Information]
  • O'Meagher, S., Munoz, P., Alison, J., Young, I., Tanous, D., Celermajer, D., Puranik, R. (2012). Exercise capacity and stroke volume are preserved late after tetralogy repair, despite severe right ventricular dilatation. Heart, 98(21), 1595-1599. [More Information]
  • Johnston, C., Maxwell, L., Maguire, G., Alison, J. (2012). How prepared are rural and remote health care practitioners to provide evidence-based management for people with chronic lung disease? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(4), 200-207. [More Information]
  • Reeve, J., Skinner, M., Lee, A., Wilson, L., Alison, J. (2012). Investigating factors influencing 4th-year physiotherapy students' opinions of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy as a career path. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 28(5), 391-401. [More Information]
  • Zainuldin, M., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2012). Prescription of Walking Exercise Intensity from the Incremental Shuttle Walk Test in People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(7), 592-600. [More Information]
  • Alison, J., Kenny, P., King, M., McKinley, S., Aitken, L., Leslie, G., Elliott, D. (2012). Repeatability of the Six-Minute Walk Test and Relation to Physical Function in Survivors of a Critical Illness. Physical Therapy, 92(12), 1556-1563. [More Information]
  • McKinley, S., Aitken, L., Alison, J., King, M., Leslie, G., Burmeister, E., Elliott, D. (2012). Sleep and other factors associated with mental health and psychological distress after intensive care for critical illness. Intensive Care Medicine, 38(4), 627-633. [More Information]
  • Cox, N., Alison, J., Rasekaba, T., Holland, A. (2012). Telehealth in cystic fibrosis: a systematic review. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 18(2), 72-78. [More Information]

2011

  • Leung, R., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Peters, M. (2011). A study design to investigate the effect of short-form Sun-style Tai Chi in improving functional exercise capacity, physical performance, balance and health related quality of life in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32(2), 267-272. [More Information]
  • Elliott, D., Denehy, L., Berney, S., Alison, J. (2011). Assessing physical function and activity for survivors of a critical illness: A review of instruments. Australian Critical Care, 24, 155-166.
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Daviskas, E., Bye, P. (2011). Effects of Exercise on Respiratory Flow and Sputum Properties in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis. Chest, 139(4), 870-877. [More Information]
  • Holland, A., Hill, K., Alison, J., Luxton, N., Mackey, M., Hill, C., Jenkins, S. (2011). Estimating Peak Work Rate during Incremental Cycle Ergometry from the 6-Minute Walk Distance: Differences between Reference Equations. Respiration, 81(2), 124-128. [More Information]
  • Hassan, A., Alison, J., Redfern, J. (2011). Exercise in pulmonary hypertension. Physical Therapy Reviews, 16(1), 21-26. [More Information]
  • Dale, M., McKeough, Z., Troosters, T., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2011). Exercise training to improve exercise capacity and quality of life in people with non-malignant dust-related respiratory diseases (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10), CD009385-1-CD009385-8. [More Information]
  • Elliott, D., McKinley, S., Alison, J., Aitken, L., King, M., Leslie, G., Kenny, P., Taylor, P., Foley, R., Burmeister, E. (2011). Health-related quality of life and physical recovery after a critical illness: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a home-based physical rehabilitation program. Critical Care, 15(Article number: R142), R142-1-R142-10.
  • Cox, N., McKay, K., Follet, J., Alison, J. (2011). Home IV Antibiotic Therapy and Exercise Capacity in Children with CF: A Case Series. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 22(1), 16-19. [More Information]
  • Zainuldin, M., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2011). Optimal intensity and type of leg exercise training for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (11), CD008008. [More Information]
  • Johnston, C., Maxwell, L., Alison, J. (2011). Pulmonary rehabilitation in Australia: a national survey. Physiotherapy, 97(4), 284-290. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Leung, R., Alison, J. (2011). Shuttle Walk Tests As Outcome Measures: Are Two Incremental Shuttle Walk Tests And Two Endurance Shuttle Walk Tests Necessary? American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90(1), 35-39. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2011). Water-based exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Physical Therapy Reviews, 16(1), 25-30. [More Information]

2010

  • Menadue, C., Alison, J., Piper, A., Flunt, D., Ellis, E. (2010). Bilevel ventilation during exercise in acute on chronic respiratory failure: A preliminary study. Respiratory Medicine, 104, 219-227. [More Information]
  • Leung, R., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Peters, M. (2010). Ground walk training improves functional exercise capacity more than cycle training in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(2), 105-112.
  • Menadue, C., Alison, J., Piper, A., Wong, K., Hollier, C., Ellis, E. (2010). High- and low-level pressure support during walking in people with severe kyphoscoliosis. European Respiratory Journal, 36(2), 370-378. [More Information]

2009

  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Elkins, M., Bye, P. (2009). Evaluation of the SenseWear activity monitor during exercise in cystic fibrosis and in health. Respiratory Medicine, 103(10), 1511-1517. [More Information]
  • Alison, J., Anderson, S. (2009). Exercise as a Stimulus. In Peter J. Barnes, Jeffrey M. Drazen, Stephen I. Rennard and Neil C. Thomson (Eds.), Asthma and COPD: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management, (pp. 507-514). US: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Zainuldin, M., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2009). Intensity and type of exercise for lower limb endurance training to optimise exercise capacity for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009 (4), CD008008-1-CD008008-10. [More Information]
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2009). Maintaining benefits following pulmonary rehabilitation: a randomised controlled trial. European Respiratory Journal, 35(3), 571-577.
  • Ennis, S., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2009). The effects of arm endurance and strength training on arm exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Physical Therapy Reviews, 14(4), 226-239. [More Information]
  • Alison, J., Barrack, C., Cafarella, P., Frith, P., Hanna, C., Hill, C., Holland, A., Jenkins, S., Meinhardt, J., McDonald, C., McKeough, Z., Spencer, L., et al (2009), The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit.

2008

  • Hwang, R., Redfern, J., Alison, J. (2008). A narrative review on home-based exercise training for patients with chronic heart failure. Physical Therapy Reviews, 13(4), 227-236. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Daviskas, E., Bye, P. (2008). Exercise aids airway clearance by increasing respiratory flow rates and decreasing mucus viscoelasticity in CF. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43(Supplement31), p386: A513-p386.
  • Elliott, D., Alison, J., Aitken, L. (2008). Major key topics concerning physical rehabilitation programmes and psychological recovery for survivors of a critical illness after discharge from hospital. In Esquinas Rodríguez, Antonio Matías & Teresa A. Volsko (Eds.), Yearbook Respiratory Care Clinics and Applied Technologies, (pp. 992-996). Spain: World Federation of Respiratory Care and Applied Technologies.
  • Menadue, C., Alison, J., Piper, A., Flunt, D., Ellis, E. (2008). Non-invasive ventilation during arm exercise and ground walking in patients with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure. Respirology, 14(2), 251-259. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Speers, B., Bye, P. (2008). Physiological responses to high intensity, constant-load arm exercise in COPD. Respiratory Medicine, 102, 348-353. [More Information]
  • Luxton, N., Alison, J., Wu, J., Mackey, M. (2008). Relationship between field walking tests and incremental cycle ergometry in COPD. Respirology, 13(6), 856-862. [More Information]

2007

  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2007). Do supervised weekly exercise programs maintain functional exercise capacity & quality of life, twelve months after pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD? B M C Pulmonary Medicine, 7(Article 7), 7-1-7-6.
  • Krieg, S., Alison, J., McCarren, B., Cowell, S. (2007). Position affects distribution of ventilation in the lungs of older people: an experimental study. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 53(3), 179-184.
  • Zainuldin, M., Knoke, D., Mackey, M., Luxton, N., Alison, J. (2007). Prescribing cycle training intensity from the six-minute walk test for patients with COPD. B M C Pulmonary Medicine, 7(Article 9), 9-1-9-5.
  • Spencer, L., Alison, J., McKeough, Z. (2007). Six-Minute Walk Test as an Outcome Measure: Are Two Six-Minute Walk Tests Necessary Immediately After Pulmonary Rehabilitation and at Three-Month Follow-up? American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86(11), 1-5. [More Information]

2006

  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bye, P., Trenell, M., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, C., Kemp, G. (2006). Exercise capacity and quadriceps muscle metabolism following training in subjects with COPD. Respiratory Medicine, 100(10), 1817-1825. [More Information]
  • McCarren, B., Alison, J., Herbert, R. (2006). Manual vibration increases expiratory flow rate via increased intrapleural pressure in healthy adults: an experimental study. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 52(4), 267-271. [More Information]
  • McCarren, B., Alison, J. (2006). Physiological effects of vibration in subjects with cystic fibrosis. European Respiratory Journal, 27(6), 1204-1209.
  • Elliott, D., McKinley, S., Alison, J., Aitken, L., King, M. (2006). Study protocol: Home-based physical rehabilitation for survivors of a critical illness [ACTRN12605000166673]. Critical Care, 10(3), 1-7.
  • McCarren, B., Alison, J., Herbert, R. (2006). Vibration and its effect on the respiratory system. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 52(1), 39-43. [More Information]

2005

  • Elkins, M., Lane, T., Goldberg, H., Pagliuso, J., Garske, L., Hector, E., Marchetto, L., Alison, J., Bye, P. (2005). Effect of airway clearance techniques on the efficacy of the sputum induction procedure. European Respiratory Journal, 26(5), 904-908. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bayfield, M., Bye, P. (2005). Supported and unsupported arm exercise capacity following lung volume reduction surgery: a pilot study. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 2(2), 59-65. [More Information]
  • Elkins, M., Alison, J., Bye, P. (2005). The effect of body position on maximal expiratory pressure and flow in adults with cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 40(5), 385-391. [More Information]

2004

  • Alison, J. (2004). Clinical trials of airway clearance techniques [Editorial]. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 1, 123-124.
  • Zafiropoulos, B., Alison, J., McCarren, B. (2004). Physiological Responses To The Early Mobilisation Of The Intubated, Ventilated Abdominal Surgery Patient. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 50(2), 95-100.
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bayfield, M., Bye, P. (2004). Reduction in resting energy expenditure following lung volume reduction surgery in subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 1(4), 197-202.

2003

  • Canning, C., Shepherd, R., Carr, J., Alison, J., Wade, L., White, A. (2003). A randomized controlled trial of the effects of intensive sit-to-stand training after recent traumatic brain injury on sit-to-stand performance. Clinical Rehabilitation, 17(4), 355-362. [More Information]
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bye, P. (2003). Arm exercise capacity and dyspnea ratings in subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 23, 218-225.
  • McKeough, Z., Alison, J., Bye, P. (2003). Arm positioning alters lung volumes in subjects with COPD and healthy subjects. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 49(2), 133-137.
  • McCarren, B., Alison, J., Lansbury, G. (2003). The use of vibration in public hospitals in Australia. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 19(2), 87-98.

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