Our Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma brings together researchers from across Australia. Funded by the NHMRC, we are developing innovative approaches to understand why severe asthma occurs, developing tools and programmes to improve disease management and improving access to new therapies.
10% of Australians have asthma, and a subset have severe asthma. These individuals experience persistent symptoms that cannot be controlled with treatment. Severe asthma negatively impacts health and quality of life for affected individuals and their families and represents a major healthcare cost for society.