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Dr Claudia Dobler

SWS Clinical School



Dr Claudia Dobler is a respiratory physician who works at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, and is interested in evidence-based medicine, clinical, health services and epidemiological research with the aim to improve health care for patients with pulmonary diseases. Dr Dobler is currently a visiting research scholar at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA (NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Overseas Fellowship). From 2015 to 2016 she was medical chair of the respiratory network at the New South Wales Agency for Clinical Innovation, which works with clinicians, patients and managers to design and promote better healthcare. Dr Dobler was also an NHMRC TRIP (translating research into practice) fellow 2015-16, based at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney.

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:

Member: International Society for Evidence-Based Health Care, Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Asia-Pacific Society for Respirology, European Respiratory Society, American Thoracic Society, Tuberculosis Network European Trialsgroup (TB-NET), International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease,

International links:

  • Evidence-Based Practice Research Program, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA (Prof M. Hassan Murad). Collaboration on projects to improve the evidence-base for the care of patients with pulmonary diseases.

  • Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis, Rochester, USA (Prof Zelalem Temesgen)

  • National Tuberculosis Program of Mongolia (Dr O Batbayar). Collaboration on research to improve tuberculosis care and control in Mongolia. An Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) position (Australian Government-funded) was approved based on this collaboration in 2014.

Specific Research Keywords:
evidence-based medicine, medical decision making, tuberculosis, pneumonia, COPD, respiratory diseases, health services and policies


MB BS, MD (Basel), PhD (USyd), FRACP


An integrated approach to improving patient-centred care in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Overseas Clinical Fellowship, 2017-2020

NSW Early-Mid Career fellowship 2017-2019, Health services and system design. (relinquished in order to take up NHMRC fellowship), 1 of 19 successful applicants out of 277 eligible applications (success rate 6.9%)

Improving evidence-based treatment of latent tuberculosis infection in public-hospital based chest clinics, NHMRC TRIP (translating research into practice) fellowship, 2015-16

  • NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Overseas Clinical Fellowship, 2017-20

  • NSW Early-Mid Career fellowship 2017-19 (relinquished in order to take up NHMRC fellowship)

  • South Western Sydney Local Health District Post-Doctoral Award, 2016-18

  • NHMRC TRIP (translating research into practice) fellowship, 2015-16

  • Evidence Based Medicine Prize, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2014

  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), Australian Government, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR), 2010-13

  • International Travel Award, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2007

  • Best Poster Prize, Sydney South West Area Health Service, 2007

Research activities: 

Research Interests:
Evidence based medicine, clinical decision making, knowledge translation, improving care for patients with pulmonary diseases, tuberculosis, COPD

Field of Research (FOR) Tag: 
Respiratory Diseases
Decision Making
Evidence and Procedure
Teaching & Supervision
I am available to supervise: 
Areas of supervision: 

PhD projects available from January 2019 onwards in different pulmonary diseases with focus on evidence synthesis and implementation, health care delivery and medical decision making.

Supervision keywords: 
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)
clinical decision making
health services
evidence-based practices
evidence-based medicine
knowledge translation
lung diseases
Media & Expertise
Areas of expertise: 

evidence-based medicine, pulmonary medicine, tuberculosis, COPD