Bernie Bissett

Dr Bernie Bissett is a Canberra-based physiotherapist who has specialised in physiotherapy for intensive care and acutely unwell patients. Bernie has more than 20 years' experience working in Sydney, London and Canberra. Bernie is currently Associate Professor and Discipline Lead of Physiotherapy at University of Canberra, while she still maintains a visiting academic role at Canberra Hospital. In 2016 Bernie completed her PhD under the supervision of Assoc Professor Jenny Paratz, Assoc Professor Robert Boots and Dr Anne Leditschke. Bernie's PhD work focused on the use of inspiratory muscle training to enhance recovery from mechanical ventilation in adult intensive care patients. Bernie's research work has included randomised clinical trials and observational studies exploring interventions such as inspiratory muscle training and early mobilisation in ICU, as well as outcome measures for physical function in this population. Bernie is passionate about collaborating with clinicians to answer patient-centred research questions that will improve patient care around the world.

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