Dr Tiffany Dwyer

2010 PhD; University of Sydney 1999 Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Honours Class 1; University of Sydney
Lecturer

C43A - Jeffrey Miller Admin Building Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9312
Fax +61 2 9351 9601

Biographical details

Dr Tiffany Dwyer is a Lecturer with the cardiopulmonary physiotherapy team within the Discipline of Physiotherapy. Her research focuses on airway clearance techniques, exercise testing, training and adherence for people with cystic fibrosis, and non-invasive ventilation.

Teaching and supervision

  • PHTY5192 Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy 1
  • PHTY2062 Physiotherapy in Respiratory and Cardian Conditions A

Current projects

Novel investigations for the diverse population of Australians with bronchiectasis (B2 trial: azithromycin and hypertonic saline in non-CF bronchiectasis)

Associations

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Awards and honours

  • 2013 Poster Prize, Australian and New Zealand Cystic Fibrosis Conference;
  • 2010 Young Investigator Award, European Cystic Fibrosis Society
  • 2010 Physiotherapy Poster Award, European Cystic Fibrosis Conference
  • 2007 Allied Health Fellowship, Cystic Fibrosis Australia
  • 2006 Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Sydney

Themes

Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing

Selected grants

2017

  • Effect of a pulmonary rehabilitation programme of eight weeks' duration compared to twelve weeks on exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (PuRe Duration): a randomised controlled trial; Alison J, Bishop J, Dwyer T; Australian Physiotherapy Association/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Dwyer, T., Zainuldin, M., Daviskas, E., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2017). Effects of treadmill exercise versus Flutter on respiratory flow and sputum properties in adults with cystic fibrosis: a randomised, controlled, cross-over trial. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 17(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Nolan, S., Thornton, J., Murray, C., Dwyer, T. (2016). Inhaled Mannitol (Bronchitol) for Cystic Fibrosis. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 18, 52-54. [More Information]
  • Button, B., Wilson, C., Dentice, R., Cox, N., Middleton, A., Tannenbaum, E., Bishop, J., Cobb, R., Burton, K., Dwyer, T., et al (2016). Physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis in Australia and New Zealand: A clinical practice guideline. Respirology, 21(4), 656-667. [More Information]
  • Nolan, S., Thornton, J., Murray, C., Dwyer, T. (2015). Inhaled mannitol for cystic fibrosis (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10), 1-118. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, T., Robbins, L., Kelly, P., Piper, A., Bell, S., Bye, P. (2015). Non-invasive ventilation used as an adjunct to airway clearance treatments improves lung function during an acute exacerbation of cystic fibrosis: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 61(3), 142-147. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Elkins, M., Dwyer, T. (2011). Interval and continuous training are similarly effective in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(2), 155-156. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, T., Elkins, M., Bye, P. (2011). The role of exercise in maintaining health in cystic fibrosis. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, 17(6), 455-460. [More Information]
  • Thornton, J., Murray, C., Elkins, M., Dwyer, T. (2010). Inhaled mannitol for cystic fibrosis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (8), 1-8. [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]
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Elkins, M., Bye, P. (2008). Evaluation of the SenseWear Pro3 Armband to measure energy expenditure during treadmill walking in CF and healthy age-matched control subjects. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43(supplement 31), p386: A514-p386.
  • 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.
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Daviskas, E., Bye, P. (2008). Within-subject variability of mucus viscoelasticity and solids content of spontaneously expectorated sputum is higher in samples collected on different days than in samples collected on the same day for CF adults. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43(supplement 31), p242-A121.
  • Ada, L., Canning, C., Dwyer, T. (2000). Effect of muscle length on strength and dexterity after stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation, 14, 55-61.

2017

  • Dwyer, T., Zainuldin, M., Daviskas, E., Bye, P., Alison, J. (2017). Effects of treadmill exercise versus Flutter on respiratory flow and sputum properties in adults with cystic fibrosis: a randomised, controlled, cross-over trial. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 17(1), 1-8. [More Information]

2016

  • Nolan, S., Thornton, J., Murray, C., Dwyer, T. (2016). Inhaled Mannitol (Bronchitol) for Cystic Fibrosis. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 18, 52-54. [More Information]
  • Button, B., Wilson, C., Dentice, R., Cox, N., Middleton, A., Tannenbaum, E., Bishop, J., Cobb, R., Burton, K., Dwyer, T., et al (2016). Physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis in Australia and New Zealand: A clinical practice guideline. Respirology, 21(4), 656-667. [More Information]

2015

  • Nolan, S., Thornton, J., Murray, C., Dwyer, T. (2015). Inhaled mannitol for cystic fibrosis (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10), 1-118. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, T., Robbins, L., Kelly, P., Piper, A., Bell, S., Bye, P. (2015). Non-invasive ventilation used as an adjunct to airway clearance treatments improves lung function during an acute exacerbation of cystic fibrosis: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 61(3), 142-147. [More Information]

2011

  • 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]
  • Elkins, M., Dwyer, T. (2011). Interval and continuous training are similarly effective in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(2), 155-156. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, T., Elkins, M., Bye, P. (2011). The role of exercise in maintaining health in cystic fibrosis. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, 17(6), 455-460. [More Information]

2010

  • Thornton, J., Murray, C., Elkins, M., Dwyer, T. (2010). Inhaled mannitol for cystic fibrosis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (8), 1-8. [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]

2008

  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Elkins, M., Bye, P. (2008). Evaluation of the SenseWear Pro3 Armband to measure energy expenditure during treadmill walking in CF and healthy age-matched control subjects. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43(supplement 31), p386: A514-p386.
  • 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.
  • Dwyer, T., Alison, J., McKeough, Z., Daviskas, E., Bye, P. (2008). Within-subject variability of mucus viscoelasticity and solids content of spontaneously expectorated sputum is higher in samples collected on different days than in samples collected on the same day for CF adults. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43(supplement 31), p242-A121.

2000

  • Ada, L., Canning, C., Dwyer, T. (2000). Effect of muscle length on strength and dexterity after stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation, 14, 55-61.

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