Kathryn Ramsey, PhD

Switzerland

Research Fellow, Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, University Children’s Hospital Bern, Switzerland.

After completing a PhD in Respiratory Medicine at the University of Western Australia in 2013, Kathryn has undertaken respiratory research at leading international centres including the Telethon Kids Institute, Australia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and University Children’s Hospital Bern, Switzerland. Her research focuses on understanding mechanisms and early life origins of muco-obstructive lung diseases (cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis) and improving lung function outcomes and methodology for infants and young children. She has published key papers into the methodology and clinical utility of multiple breath washout and other lung function techniques including spirometry and the forced oscillation technique. Kathryn is the current chair of the ERS Infant and Preschool Working Group for Infant and Preschool Lung Function. She co-wrote the ATS Technical Standards Document for Preschool Multiple Breath Washout and is currently the co-chair for the ERS/GLI Task Force for multiple breath washout reference values, and a member of the ATS/ERS Task Force for the Standardisation of Lung Volumes.

Kathryn Ramsey, PhD