Dr Robyn Marsh
"Characterisation of airway microbiota in children with protracted bacterial bronchitis or bronchiectasis".
Dr Robyn Marsh's completed her PhD at the Menzies School of Health Research in 2012 and has undertaken post-doctoral work at Menzies and the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. In 2017 she commenced a CRE research fellowship.
Robyn's researh aims to improve our understanding of how bacteria and viruses contribute to the onset and progression of chronic lung and ear infections in Indigenous children. She specifically investigates both microorganisms interact with each other to form communities in both the upper and lower airways and how this impacts on respiratory function. The long-term aim of this research is to determine how chronic respiratory infections can be prevented, and to identify potential targets for improved treatments.