Respiratory, Immunology and Inflammation SIG


SIG leaders

List of Investigators

  • Alexander Larcombe, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Anthony Kicic, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Ashleigh Lin, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Deb Strickland, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Elisha White, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Elysia Hollams, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Graham Hall, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Jeffrey Keelan, University of Western Australia
  • Kimberley Wang, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Mark Everard, University of Western Australia
  • Patrick Holt, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Peter Eastwood, University of Western Australia
  • Peter Franklin, University of Western Australia
  • Peter le Souef, University of Western Australia
  • Phil Stumbles, Murdoch University
  • Sunil Bhat, University of Western Australia
  • Peter Sly, University of Queensland

Established collaborations

  • Adnan Custovic, Imperial College, United Kingdom
  • Zoltan Hantos, University of Szeged, Hungary

Emerging collaborations

  • Fernando Martinez, University of Arizona, U.S.A.
  • John Henderson, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Padmaja Subbarao, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Shyamali Dharmage, University of Melbourne, Canada

Overview of the current data resources available in the SIG area


Overview of current/recent SIG activity


Outline of SIG plans for next 5 years

  • Promote the use of existing under-utilised Raine Study data by new research projects
  • Promote co-operative efforts to undertake a new Raine Study follow-up focussing on respiratory health, immune function and/or inflammation, in collaboration with other SIGs

Brief list of potential student/early career researcher projects

Please contact the Respiratory, Immunology and Inflammation SIG Leaders if you are interested in a research project incorporating Respiratory, Immunology and Inflammation  data and they will coordinate whom to contact within the group.

Top 5-10 key findings (with reference)

Recent publications

List of current/recent grants for Raine Study projects

  • 2015-2017; Professor Patrick Holt, Dr Elysia Hollams, Dr Anthony Bosco; “Waxing and waning of asthma during transition from the teens to adulthood: identification of immunophenotypic markers to predict disease trajectory and guide development of treatment strategies to prevent progression to chronicity”; NHMRC; #1080492: $713,813
  • 2012-2015; A/Prof Graham Hall, Professor Patrick Holt, Dr Elysia Hollams, Professor Zoltan Hantos; Predicting asthma in young adults.”; NHMRC; 1021858: $984,248

Examples of recent media

Researchers urge caution in how asthma test is used – Telethon Kids News & Events