Ianthe Boden

Dr Ianthe Boden is a Surgical and Critical Care Specialist Physiotherapist and an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Research Fellow.

Her PhD on the prevention of pulmonary complications and improving recovery after abdominal surgery produced LIPPSMAck POP, published in BMJ, and recognised as one of the Top 20 Physiotherapy trials of all time. Her most recent multicentre clinical trial on intensive physiotherapy to improve recovery after emergency abdominal surgery won World Physiotherapy Best Clinical Trial 2019 and is cited in the ERAS Guidelines for Emergency Laparotomy.

She is currently leading CHESTY, a consortium of 35 hospitals across 6 countries assessing the incidence of pulmonary complications in 5000 patients having major surgery.