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Andre Schultz

Professor André Schultz

Wal-yan Centre Head


Professor André Schultz is the Program Head of Respiratory Health at Telethon Kids Institute, leader of the BREATH team at the Wal-yan Centre, and paediatric respiratory physician and Clinical Lead for Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia at Perth Children’s Hospital.

His commitment to advancing healthcare is evident in his multifaceted approach to improving the health trajectories of children, with a particular emphasis on enhancing lung health in Indigenous children.

Professor Schultz's research interests encompass a broad spectrum, including lung health in Aboriginal children, biomarkers of lung disease, cell culture-based disease models, and mental health in cystic fibrosis.

His advocacy for children and families affected by rare lung diseases is exemplified by his leadership roles in various organisations. He is the co-founder and Chair of the multinational chILDRANZ Peer Support Team, a member of the Lung Foundation’s Young Lungs Executive Advisory Committee, and the Deputy Chair of the Steering Committee of the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Data Registry. He is also the President of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health.

Having secured research funding exceeding AU$22 million and publishing over 95 peer-reviewed articles, Professor Schultz is recognized for his contributions spanning airway surface physiology to knowledge translation science. His dedication is further emphasized by holding a prestigious NHMRC/MRFF Investigator grant aimed at preventing permanent lung disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children across Australia.

Review Professor Schultz’s research contributions on ORCID

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