Respiratory diseases

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the second most common non-infectious disease in the world. Prevalence rates worldwide are high particularly in low and middle income countries, with up to 64 million people affected.


  • Christine Jenkins

    Professor Christine Jenkins

    • Head, Respiratory Group
    • Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
    • Clinical Professor and Head, Respiratory Discipline, University of Sydney
    • Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Thoracic Medicine, Concord Hospital
  • Professor Emeritus Norbert Berend

    • Head, Respiratory Research
    • Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
    • Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney