Dr Judith Hough - Nat Sch Physiotherapy (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)


Dr Judy Hough is a lecturer in the School of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane campus. She also works clinically as a physiotherapist in Neonatal Intensive Care and is an honorary researcher at the Mater Research Institute where she is also the co-leader of the Critical Care of the Newborn research program.


Phone :7625 (Brisbane)
Email :Judith.Hough@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Neonatal and paediatric respiratory care ; Evidence Based Practice ; Translation of Research Into Practice ; Pediatric physiotherapy ;

Methods Expertise

Cochrane systematic reviews ; Clinical Research ;

Research Projects

Completed Projects

  • The reliability of ultrasound as a lung assessment tool in physiotherapists (Undergraduate) (Principal Supervisor)
  • The use of saline instillation with endotracheal suctioning in preterm infants (Undergraduate) (Principal Supervisor)
  • Effect of length of time between positioning in preterm infants (Undergraduate) (Principal Supervisor)
  • Investigation into the incidence of incontinence in the adult cystic fibrosis population (Undergraduate) (Principal Supervisor)
  • Hospital in the Home care for children with Cystic Fibrosis (Undergraduate) (Principal Supervisor)

Current Projects

  • An investigation of chest physiotherapy in children receiving mechanical ventilation: systematic review and case control study. (Master) (Associate Supervisor)
  • Simulation in Paediatric Physiotherapy (Undergraduate) (Principal Supervisor)

Selected Publications


Prevalence and impact of pelvic floor dysfunction in an adult cystic fibrosis population: A questionnaire survey, in International urogynecology journal

An evidence-based approach to influencing Evidence-Based Practice in Allied Health., in Journal of Allied Health

Effect of time and body position on ventilation in premature infants. , in Pediatric Research


Strategies for the discontinuation of humidified high flow nasal cannula (HHFNC) in preterm infants, in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews


High-flow nasal cannula therapy for respiratory support in children (Review), in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Lung recruitment after endotracheal suction in ventilated preterm infants measured with EIT, in Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

The effectiveness of quarter turn from prone in maintaining respiratory function in premature infants: a randomised cross-over trial, in Paediatrics and Child Health


Effect of body position on ventilation distribution in ventilated preterm infants, in Pediatric and Critical Care Medicine


Baseline evidence based practice use, knowledge, and attitudes of allied health professionals: a survey to inform staff training and organisational change. , in Journal of Allied Health

Effect of body position on ventilation distribution in preterm infants on continuous positive airway pressure, in Pediatric and Critical Care Medicine


Reduced Intubation Rates for Infants after Introduction of High Flow Nasal Prong Oxygen Delivery., in Intensive Care Medicine


Chest physiotherapy for reducing respiratory morbidity in infants requiring ventilatory support., in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews


Electrical impedance tomography in extremely prematurely born infants and during high frequency oscillatory ventilation analyzed in the frequency domain, in Physiological Measurement