A/Prof John Brannan

Respiratory Scientist; Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle; Scientific Director, Department of Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW
A/Prof John Brannan is the Scientific Director in the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, where his key focus is running the pulmonary function and cardiopulmonary exercise laboratories. He also performs research in respiratory diseases with a focus in asthma, which includes an interest in bronchial provocation testing as an aid to identify both active asthma, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, and chronic cough. He has a strong interest in investigating mechanisms of drug treatments in airway diseases.

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