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COPD. Online. Patient. Education.

C.O.P.E. Acknowledgements

C.O.P.E. – COPD. Online. Patient. Education program content is based on the “Better Living with COPD – A Patient’s Guide” that was developed by Lung Foundation Australia and Queensland Health. Additional educational resources, images and videos were drawn from the Lung Foundation’s comprehensive suite of patient and health professional educational resources developed within the COPD National Program and other Lung Foundation projects. 

The partnership with BUPA Health Foundation has enabled this content to be converted to an online training platform that delivers the educational component of pulmonary rehabilitation so that you can participate from the comfort of your home. Lung Foundation Australia also recognises the generous input from volunteer clinicians, patients and carers who contributed to the development of C.O.P.E.

C.O.P.E. Clinical Working Group

  • Ms Coralie Brannelly  Respiratory Clinical Nurse Consultant – Royal Darwin Hospital
  • Ms Corinne French  Senior Clinical Physiotherapist Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service  
  • Dr Helen Cameron-Tucker  Senior Physiotherapist and Cardiopulmonary Coordinator – Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Ms Kay Farquharson – Project Consultant, Nursing and Midwifery – Northern Territory Health Department
  • Ms Lyn Joseph – Clinical Nurse Specialist, Respiratory – Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Ms Mary Roberts – Clinical Nurse Consultant, Respiratory Ambulatory Care – Westmead Hospital
  • Dr Meredith King Chronic Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapist  Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Ms Pauline Hughes – Nurse Practitioner Complex Chronic Disease Team, Queensland Health
  • Dr Zoe McKeough – Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences – The University of Sydney

C.O.P.E. Clinical Advisory Group

  • Ms Helen Searle – Assistant Director of Physiotherapy Thoracic Program  Metro North Health Service District, Brisbane, QLD
  • Mr James Walsh – Physiotherapist, Advanced Clinician – Clinical Specialist  The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Prof Peter Frith – Professor in Respiratory Medicine  Flinders University of South Australia
  • Dr Sandra Mendel – Director of Education  Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

C.O.P.E. Patient/Carer Working Group

  • Ms Anne Baigent, Western Australia
  • Ms Annie Buckley, Northern Territory
  • Mr Ross Lloyd, Queensland
  • Mr Ian Mills, Tasmania
  • Mrs Caroline Polak Scowcroft, Australian Capital Territory
  • Ms Helen Reynolds, Australian Capital Territory
  • Ms Megan Rushton, New South Wales
  • Mr John Ruttle, New South Wales
  • Mr Dean Sherry, South Australia
  • Mr Ian Venamore, Queensland
  • Mr Mike Watteau, Western Australia


  • Project Manager – Mr Nigel McPaul, Group Project Manager
  • Reviewer – Ms Elizabeth Harper, Director COPD National Program