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Team leader: Neonatal Cardiorespiratory Health

BMedSci (Dist) MBBS, PhD (Dist) FRACP

Professor Jane Pillow is an academic neonatologist with an active clinical and preclinical research program, with a longstanding focus on improving the cardiorespiratory outcome of preterm infants. She is the CIA and Co-Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to improve the immediate and long-term outcomes of preterm infants. She is the Founding Director of the UWA Preclinical Intensive Care Research Unit (PICRU). Her clinical research program has contributed to the detailed understanding and development of sophisticated and non-invasive methods of assessing lung function at the bedside of newborn infants, and improving non-invasive treatment including nebulised surfactant. She is internationally renowned for her expertise in the development and teaching of lung protective respiratory support to limit injury to fragile lungs of premature babies. In recent years, her research program has focused on systemic modifiers of lung development including interventions in relation to infection, inflammation and circadian rhythm as a means to improving not just cardiorespiratory but overall outcomes for premature and very premature infants.