A/Prof Jennifer Paratz has qualifications in clinical physiotherapy, medical education and research. She has completed a fellowship to specialize in cardiopulmonary physiotherapy. She was previously director of a cardiopulmonary research centre at Alfred Hospital/La Trobe University, Melbourne and has a large amount of experience in clinical work, research and teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is currently reviewer for a number of peer reviewed journals and granting bodies and examiner for doctoral awards. Research interests include all aspects of physiotherapy in intensive care, burns management and exercise testing in disease states.