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 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 initial partnership with BUPA Health Foundation enabled the existing content to be converted to an online training platform.  Lung Foundation Australia  recognises the generous input from volunteer clinicians, patients and carers who contributed to the development of C.O.P.E. We also acknowledge the input from our team of dedicated reviewers to produce this updated second edition.

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

C.O.P.E. Review Group

  • Project Manager – Ms Emma Gainer, Program Manager
  • Reviewer – Ms Kirsten Phillips, General Manager COPD National Program