• The University of Western Australia (M560), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr Laird is a paediatric respiratory physiotherapist (Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, with distinction, 1992) with over 25 years expertise and special interest in chronic lung disease, particularly cystic fibrosis (CF) and non-CF bronchiectasis at Perth Children's Hospital. Dr Laird's doctoral studies were in preventing chronic lung disease in Aboriginal children. She is currently undertaking several projects at Perth Children's Hosptial and in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia.  Dr Laird is a Raine Fellow, who will use the fellowship to explore how research informed by Aboriginal perspectives and experiences in healthcare settings and communities can improve lung health outcomes for Aboriginal children through a knowledge translation approach. Dr Laird has worked in partnership with Aboriginal communities and other collaborators to develop a number of lung health literacy tools for Aboriginal families. She has co-written two Aboriginal paediatric respiratory online training modules for clinicians. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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