Associate Professor Rachel Thomson

Academic Title-Associate Professor

Greenslopes Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 3847 8890


Research Interests

  • Pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease
  • Genetic relatedness of mycobacterial strains
  • Environmental ecology of mycobacteria


  • Griffith, David E., Eagle, Gina, Thomson, Rachel, Aksamit, Timothy R., Hasegawa, Naoki, Morimoto, Kozo, Addrizzo-Harris, Doreen J., O'Donnell, Anne E., Marras, Theodore K., Flume, Patrick A., Loebinger, Michael R., Morgan, Lucy, Codecasa, Luigi R., Hill, Adam T., Ruoss, Stephen J., Yim, Jae-Joon, Ringshausen, Felix C., Field, Stephen K., Philley, Julie V., Wallace, Jr., Richard J., van Ingen, Jakko, Coulter, Chris, Nezamis, James and Winthrop, Kevin L. (2018) Amikacin liposome inhalation suspension for treatment-refractory lung disease caused by Mycobacterium avium complex (CONVERT): a prospective, open-label, randomized study. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 198 12: 1559-1569. doi:10.1164/rccm.201807-1318oc

  • Lutzky, Viviana P., Ratnatunga, Champa N., Smith, Daniel J., Kupz, Andreas, Doolan, Denise L., Reid, David W., Thomson, Rachel M., Bell, Scott C. and Miles, John J. (2018) Anomalies in T cell function are associated with individuals at risk of Mycobacterium abscessus complex infection. Frontiers in Immunology, 9 June: 1319. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2018.01319

  • Baird, Timothy, McLeay, Sarah, Harvey, Wendy, Theal, Rebecca, Law, Dayna, Romaniuk, Madeline, Crawford, Darrell, Colquhoun, David, Young, Ross, Dwyer, Miriam, Gibson, John, O'Sullivan, Robyn, Cooksley, Graham, Strakosch, Christopher, Thomson, Rachel, Voisey, Joanne and Lawford, Bruce (2018) Sleep disturbances in australian Vietnam veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 14 5: 745-752. doi:10.5664/jcsm.7096

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