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Alison Hey-Cunningham +61 2 9515 6651    


Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Unit
Level 11, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Camperdown NSW 2050



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Chef Investigators

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Post Doctoral Fellows

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CREATE Mentors



The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis is dedicated to building research capacity in the area of Pulmonary Fibrosis research, and CREATE (CRE-Advanced Training Environment) represents a unique opportunity for students and clinicians interested in pursuing research in this field. In particular, our focus is on providing high quality researcher development support to postgraduate research students and post-doctoral researchers.

You can download the CREATE Program Guide here.


CREATE Fellows

Some of our CREATE Fellows and Alumni: Dr Alan Teoh, Dr Helen Jo, Mr David Waters, Mr Kaj Blokland, Dr Yet Khor and Dr Jade Jaffar.



Our vision is to train CREATE Fellows who can enter the workforce skilled up and capable of developing and translating knowledge from bench-to-bedside with the outcome of improving cardiopulmonary health status of the Australian population.



  1. Enhance clinical and basic science research training to produce the next generation of outstanding PF researchers using formalised mentoring and training environments.
  2. Enhance the training relevance to career progression through the use of novel curriculum elements including ethics and professional skills such as grant and manuscript writing.
  3. Focus on the translational pathway from basic biomedical discoveries to clinical research and to clinical practice. We add innovative curriculum content to teach effective translation to colleagues, students, decision makers, and the public. We include practical collaborative exposure to commercialisation pathways for translating discoveries from bench-to-bedside.


Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

The CREATE program is overseen by the Program Advisory Committee (PAC). Current PAC members are:

  • Prof Paul Reynolds (Chair)
  • Dr Kate Christian
  • Prof Tamera Corte
  • Dr Ingrid Cox
  • A/Prof Nicole Goh
  • Dr Alison Hey-Cunningham
  • Dr Jade Jaffar
  • A/Prof Cecilia PrĂȘle
  • Dr Alan Teoh
  • A/Prof Lauren Troy

The CREATE PAC extends thanks to the inaugural Chair Prof Darryl Knight and former committee members Prof Alastair Stewart, A/Prof Yet Khor, Ms Jennifer Walsh, Ms Jane Read and Ms Amy Cashmore.



The CREATE program is open to all postgraduate research students and post-doctoral researchers up to 10 years post-PhD undertaking research in pulmonary fibrosis. If you are interested in becoming involved with CREATE, please contact Kate Christian for more information. We also invite you to view the profiles under "Our People" to find a mentor or read more about the current research and projects happening in our research streams.