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Dr Judy Hough Name: Dr Judy Hough
Deputy Head, School of Allied Health QLD
+617 3623 7625
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
National School of Allied Health
Saint John Paul II Building(Bldg.212 - 1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo QLD 4014)-Level 1-Room1.12
Biographical Information

Senior Lecturer, Course Coordinator Physiotherapy, Brisbane

Judy Hough is a physiotherapist researcher and academic. She works clinically as a physiotherapist consultant in the neonatal nursery at Mater Mothers Hospital and is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Child Health Research Centre - UQ. Clinically she provides advice on infant respiratory management to physiotherapists around the world. At ACU she leads paediatric and evidence-based physiotherapy practice and supervises students in the embedded honours program. Her research vision is to advance the supportive respiratory care of critically ill children and babies by using innovative bedside imaging and physiological tools such as electrical impedance tomography and lung ultrasound. Her research interests are in respiratory management of the infant and child and the use of technologies to measure lung function.


2009      PhD in the field of physiotherapy - UQ
1996      Master of Physiotherapy (Research) - UQ
1987      Bachelor of Physiotherapy - UQ
1982      Bachelor of Human Movement Studies



ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4264-9823

Dopper A, Steele M, Bogossian F, Hough J. High flow nasal cannula for respiratory support in term infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2023, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD011010. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011010.pub2.

Anthony Trojman, Judith Hough Julie Hides Louise Gustaffson Orlando Flores Jennifer Paratz. (2023) Physiotherapy practices when treating patients with COVID-19 during a pandemic: A survey study. Heart and Lung. 2023, 57:152-160.

Bronagh McAlinden, Suzanne Kuys, Judith Hough. A systematic review of the clinimetric properties of tools used to measure the effects of chest physiotherapy in mechanically ventilated infants and children aged 0-16 years. Physiotherapy. Accepted for publication August 2022.

Dr Judith Hough, Miss Jaimi Barton, Dr Luke Jardine. A quality appraisal using the AGREE II instrument of endotracheal tube suction guidelines in neonatal intensive care units. Australian Critical Care Nursing. In Press

Blazek EV, East CE, Jauncey-Cooke J, Bogossian F, Grant CA, Hough J. Lung recruitment manoeuvres for reducing mortality and respiratory morbidity in mechanically ventilated neonates. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD009969. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009969.pub2.

McAlinden, B., Kuys, S., Schibler, A. et al. Chest physiotherapy improves regional lung volume in ventilated children. Crit Care 24, 440 (2020).

Hough JL, Shearman AD, Jardine L, Schibler A. Nasal High Flow in Preterm Infants: a dose-finding Study. Pediatric Pulmonology. 202055:616-623 DOI: 10.1002/ppul.24617

Judith Hough, Daniel Levan, Michael Steele, Kristine Kelly, Megan Dalton. Simulation-based education improves student self-efficacy in the physiotherapy assessment and management of paediatric patients: An observational study. BMC Medical Education. 201919:463.

Judith Hough, Hannah Christensen Paediatric Hospital in the Home: Clinical Outcomes for Treatment of a Cystic Fibrosis Respiratory Exacerbation. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2020

Hough JL, Shearman AD, Jardine L, Caldararo D, Schibler A. Effect of randomization of nasal high flow rate in preterm infants. Pediatric Pulmonology. 201954: 1410?1416.

Jardine L, Chen J, Hough JL. Chest wall mesenchymal hamartoma in an infant: Evaluation with electrical impedance tomography. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2019E14-18.

Chambers R, Lucht A, Hough J. (2016) Prevalence and impact of pelvic floor dysfunction in an adult cystic fibrosis population: A questionnaire survey. Accepted for publication. International urogynecology journal 28(4), 591-604 2016. doi: 10.1007/s00192-016-3152-z

Hough J, Trojman A, Schibler A (2016) Effect of time and body position on ventilation in premature infants. Pediatric Research 80(4):499-504

Wilkinson SA, Hough J, Hinchliffe F. (2016) An evidence-based approach to influencing Evidence-Based Practice in Allied Health. Journal of Allied Health. 45(1): 41-8

Farley RC, Hough JL, Jardine LA. Strategies for the discontinuation of humidified high flow nasal cannula (HHFNC) in preterm infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD011079. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011079.pub2.

Karly Montgomery, Nancy Low Choy, Michael Steele, Judith Hough. (2014) The effectiveness of quarter turn from prone in maintaining respiratory function in premature infants: a randomised cross-over trial. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 50 (12): 972 &ndash 977.doi:10.1111/jpc.12689

Hough JL, Shearman AD, Liley H, Grant CA, Schibler A. (2014) Lung recruitment after endotracheal suction in ventilated preterm infants measured with EIT. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 50 (11): 884 &ndash 889. Published online June 2014. doi:10.1111/jpc.12661

Ntoumenopoulos G, Hough J. Diagnostic thoracic ultrasound within critical care. J Physiother. (2014),

Farley RC, Jardine LA, Hough JL. Strategies for the withdrawal of humidified high flow nasal cannulae (HHFNC) in preterm infants (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD011079. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD011079.

Mayfield S, Jauncey-Cooke J, Hough JL, Schibler A, Gibbons K, Bogossian F. (2014) High-flow nasal cannula therapy for respiratory support in children (Review) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 3. Art No.: CD009850. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009850.pub2.

Hough JL, Pham TMT, Schibler A. (2104) Physiological Effect of High Flow Nasal Cannula in Infants with Bronchiolitis Pediatric and Critical Care Medicine. 15(5): e214-e219.

Hough JL, Johnston L, Brauer S, Woodgate P, Schibler A. (2013) Effect of body position on ventilation distribution in ventilated preterm infants. Pediatric and Critical Care Medicine 14(2): 171-177. DOI:10.1097/PCC.Ob013e31826e708a

Shelley A Wilkinson, Fiona Hinchliffe, Judith Hough, Anne Chang. (2012) Baseline evidence-based practice use, knowledge, and attitudes of allied health professionals: a survey to inform staff training and organisational change. Journal of Allied Health 41(4):177-84

Jacqueline Jauncey-Cooke, Fiona Bogossian, Judith L Hough, Andreas Schibler, Mark W Davies, Caroline A Grant, Kristen Gibbons, Christine E East. Lung recruitment manoeuvres for reducing respiratory morbidity in mechanically ventilated term neonates (Protocol) Accepted for publication Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews May 2012

Mayfield S, Jauncey-Cooke J, Hough JL, Schibler A, Gibbons K, Bogossian F. (2012) High flow nasal cannula therapy for respiratory support in children (Protocol) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 5

Hough JL, Johnston L, Brauer S, Woodgate P, Pham T, Schibler A. (2012) Effect of body position on ventilation distribution in preterm infants on continuous positive airway pressure. Pediatric and Critical Care Medicine 2012 13(4): 446-51 doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e31822f18d92011

Hough JL, Shearman AD, Jardine LA, Davies MW. Humidified high flow nasal cannulae: Current practice in Australasian nurseries. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2012 Feb48(2):106-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02070. x. Epub 2011 Apr 7.

Schibler A, Pham TMT, Dunster KR, Foster K, Barlow A, Gibbons K, Hough JL. (2011) Reduced Intubation Rates for Infants after Introduction of High Flow Nasal Prong Oxygen Delivery. Intensive Care Medicine [epub ahead of print].

Grant CA, Pham T, Hough J, Foster K, Riedel T, Stocker C, Schibler A. (2011) Measurement of ventilation and cardiac related impedance changes with Electrical Impedance Tomography. Critical Care. 15(1): R37(IF 4.93)

Hough JL, Johnston L, Flenady VJ, Woodgate PG. (2008) Chest physiotherapy for reducing respiratory morbidity in infants requiring ventilatory support. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 3. (IF: 4.654)

Hough J (2007) Chest physiotherapy for reducing respiratory morbidity in preterm infants on ventilatory support. Evidence Based Practice Review, Queensland Health

Dunlop S, Hough J, Riedel T, Fraser JF, Dunster K, Schibler A. (2006) Electrical impedance tomography in extremely prematurely born infants and during high frequency oscillatory ventilation analyzed in the frequency domain. Physiol Meas. 27(11):1151-65. (IF: 1.412)

Hough Judy (2002) The introduction of clinical competencies at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists Journal 103:33-36

Hough, J. (2000). Role of Chest Physiotherapy in Neonatal Intensive Care. Perinatology, 2(2), 73-76.



  • Respiratory care in neonatal and paediatric intensive care
  • Outcome measures used in the assessment of lung function by physiotherapists in critical care.
  • Cochrane systematic reviews



  • High Flow Dose Finding Study in PICU (Goldilocks).

Collaborators: Queensland Children&rsquos Hospital (QCH), Paediatric Critical Care Research Group (PCCRG)

  • Electrical Impedance Tomography of Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome during nebulised surfactant.

Collaborators: Aerogen Pharma, Mater Health

  • Ventilation distribution of Patients with Neuromuscular Disease using the vest.

Collaborators: Physiotherapy Dept, QCH

  • Ventilator Impedance Tomography in Adults.

Collaborators: Mater Health

  • Prediction model of chest circumference in children.

Collaborators: Sentec, Switzerland

  • Change of Respiratory Function during ECLS: a Pilot Study to Identify Pulmonary Predictors of Outcome.

Collaborators: QCH, PCCRG

  • High-flow oxygen for children&rsquos airway surgery &ndash The HAMSTER trial.

PhD supervision

  • COVID-19 &ndash Clinical challenges, strategies and morbidity post-infection.

PhD supervision

2021 -         Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Children's Health Research - UQ
2002 -         Physiotherapist Consultant, Neonatal Units, Mater Health Services, South Brisbane
1998-2002  Clinical Specialist, Physiotherapist, PICU/NICU, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
1995-1998  Physiotherapist, Neonatal Units, Royal Women's Hospital, Brisbane
1994-1995  Physiotherapist, Cardiac Units, Wesley Hospital, Brisbane
1987-1994  Physiotherapist, Mater Health Services, Brisbane
Professional Memberships
  • Registered Physiotherapist (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • Member of APA Cardiothoracic National Special Group
  • Member of APA Paediatric National Special Group
  • Member of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ)
  • Member of European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC)
  • Member of Neonatal Infant Therapy Interest Group (NITIG)

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