Peter Noble

Associate Professor, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M309), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 957 Citations
  • 20 h-Index

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Personal profile


Dr Noble is a teaching-research academic in the School of Human Sciences. His present research interests include the mechanisms and early life origins of obstructive airway disease including asthma and COPD, and the neonatal disorders, tracheobronchomalcia and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. He has 59 publications in quality journals, including the Journal of Applied Physiology, the leading journal for airway smooth muscle mechanics, and prestigious respiratory journals such as the European Respiratory Journal. Over the last 5 years Dr Noble has attracted ~$5M in competitive funding including 4 NHMRC Project Grants (1CIA, 1CIB, 1CIC, 1CID), 1 Development Grant (CIC), CDF Level 1 and 1 Equipment Grant (1CIA).

Roles and responsibilities

Senior Lecturer

Director of Research for School of Human Sciences

Unit Coordinator (PHYL3002, PHYL3004)

Funding overview

2013-2016, Career Development Fellowship (APP1045824, $404,884), ‘Structural and mechanical determinants of airway hyperresponsiveness’
2012-2014, Project grant (APP1027218, $396,250), ‘Airway smooth muscle and asthma’
2008-2011, Fellowship (APP513921, $286,016), ‘Investigation on whether changes in lung stretch contributes to respiratory disease’
2008-2010, Project grant (APP513842, $281,037), ‘Response of Human Airways to Deep Inflation in Health and Disease’
2011, Equipment grant ($52,000), ‘Casmed ForeSight monitor X2 for absolute cerebral and tissue oximetry’
2011, Equipment grant ($45,000), ‘Visiopharm new CAST software and stereology microscope’
2007, Equipment grant ($37,000), ‘Leica ASP-200 automated vacuum tissue processor’

2013-2015, BrightSpark Foundation Fellowship ($437,595.4) NB: fellowship returned following receipt of NHMRC CDF
2012, MHRIF – infrastructure grant ($14,321)
2011, UWA Near miss grant ($70,000)
2010, UWA Research development award ($23,052)
2007-2008, Raine medical research foundation ($129,458)

Previous positions

Research Fellow, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research


Premature birth
Ventilator Induced Lung Injury
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Research expertise keywords

  • Airway physiology
  • Asthma

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Research Output

  • Airway remodelling with spatial correlations: Implications for asthma pathogenesis

    Pascoe, C. D., Green, F. H. Y., Elliot, J. G., James, A. L., Noble, P. B. & Donovan, G. M., 27 May 2020, In : Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology. p. 103469

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Bronchial thermoplasty reduces airway resistance

    Langton, D., Bennetts, K., Noble, P., Plummer, V. & Thien, F., 30 Mar 2020, In : Respiratory Research. 21, 1, 76.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Intrauterine growth restriction affects diaphragm function in adult female and male mice

    Francis, M. R., Pinniger, G. J., Noble, P. B. & Wang, K. C. W., Jan 2020, In : Pediatric Pulmonology. 55, 1, p. 229-235

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)