Associate Professor Lucy Burr

ATH - Associate Professor

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

A/Prof Lucy Burr is an experienced respiratory physician and clinical trials researcher at Mater Research – University of Queensland (UQ). She has a PhD (2017) in bronchiectasis microbiology and is an Associate Professor at the School of Medicine, UQ. She is the Director of Respiratory and Cystic Fibrosis medicine at the Mater Hospital, Brisbane.

Lucy is recognised nationally for her clinical work on bronchiectasis and COVID-19. She is the chair of the expert reference group on COVID-19 for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the chair of the Hospital and Acute panel for the National COVID-19 clinical evidence taskforce.

Additionally, she is the convenor of the respiratory infectious disease special interest group of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Queensland TSANZ branch immediate past president, a recent board director of the TSANZ national body and a core member of the Australian Bronchiectasis Consortium and the Australian CF Centre Director group. Lucy also chairs the scientific sub-committee of the Australian bronchiectasis registry. She is recognised internationally for her work on Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis (top 3% expertscape) and has published in high impact clinical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet Respiratory Medicine, across a range of respiratory and infectious disease subjects, with 887 citations in the past 6 years.

In addition to her clinical work, Lucy is the custodian and manager of the David Serisier Respiratory biobank, a clinical repository of human samples from patients recovered from or vaccinated against COVID-19, which will be used for this project. She is also the principal investigator of 7 actively recruiting clinical trials and is the group leader of the respiratory clinical trials unit at Mater Research.

Lucy has a proven track record in collaborative and translational research. In 2020/21 she has established specific collaborative SARS-CoV-2 projects with COVID-19 researchers, enabling the sharing of clinical samples to advance basic research in the treatment of COVID-19. She is currently a consultant on 2 peer reviewed external grants totalling $1,306,000, including one involving biobanked samples.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the RACP, RACP
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Burr, Lucy D., Taylor, Steven L., Richard, Alyson, Schreiber, Veronika, Lingman, Stevie, Martin, Megan, Papanicolas, Lito E., Choo, Jocelyn M. and Rogers, Geraint B. (2022). Assessment of Long-Term Macrolide Exposure on the Oropharyngeal Microbiome and Macrolide Resistance in Healthy Adults and Consequences for Onward Transmission of Resistance. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 66 (4). doi: 10.1128/aac.02246-21

  • Werder, Rhiannon B., Ullah, Md Ashik, Rahman, Muhammed Mahfuzur, Simpson, Jennifer, Lynch, Jason P., Collinson, Natasha, Rittchen, Sonja, Rashid, Ridwan B., Sikder, Md Al Amin, Handoko, Herlina Y., Curren, Bodie F., Sebina, Ismail, Hartel, Gunter, Bissell, Alec, Ngo, Sylvia, Yarlagadda, Tejasri, Hasnain, Sumaira Z., Lu, Wenying, Sohal, Sukhwinder S., Martin, Megan, Bowler, Simon, Burr, Lucy D., Martinez, Laurent O., Robaye, Bernard, Spann, Kirsten, Ferreira, Manuel A. R. and Phipps, Simon (2022). Targeting the P2Y13 receptor suppresses IL-33 and HMGB1 release and ameliorates experimental asthma. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 205 (3), 300-312. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202009-3686oc

  • Taylor, Steven L., Leong, Lex E. X., Sims, Sarah K., Keating, Rebecca L., Papanicolas, Lito E., Richard, Alyson, Mobegi, Fredrick M., Wesselingh, Steve, Burr, Lucy D. and Rogers, Geraint B. (2020). The cystic fibrosis gut as a potential source of multidrug resistant pathogens. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 20 (3), 413-420. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2020.11.009

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Visser, Simone, Allan, Heather, Burr, Lucy, Chang, Anne, Holmes-Liew, Chien-Li, Hunter, Cameron, Jackson, Dan, King, Paul, Maguire, Graeme, Middleton, Peter, Smith, Daniel, Thomson, Rachel, Waterer, Grant, Wong, Conroy and Morgan, Lucy (2017). The Australasian Bronchiectasis Registry - Early Steps in Mapping the Impact of Bronchiectasis in Australia and New Zealand. The Australia & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science and The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (ANZSRS/TSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting, Canberra, Australia, 24–28 March 2017. Richmond, VIC Australia: Wiley.

  • Taylor, S., Rogers, G., Chen, A., Burr, L., McGuckin, M. and Serisier, D. (2015). Collagen protease levels vary with airway microbiota composition and lung function in bronchiectasis. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science, Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Australia, 27 March – 1 April 2015. Richmond, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.12495_14

  • Scoleri, G., Leong, L., Burr, L., Choo, J., Thomson, R., Serisier, D. and Rogers, G. (2015). Spatial variation in the composition of infective lung microbiota revealed by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis of multisite bronchoalveolar lavage. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science, Annual Scientific Meeting 2015, Gold Coast, Australia, 27 March – 1 April 2015. Richmond, VIC, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.12494_8

  • Burr, L., Rogers, G., Taylor, S., McGuckin, M. and Serisier, D. (2015). Sub inhibitory erythromycin reduces the expression of key P. aeruginosa virulence determinants in non-CF bronchiectasis subjects. Thoracic Society Australia New Zealand Australian New Zealand Society Respiratory Science Annual Scientific Meeting 2015, Queensland Australia, Mar 27-Apr 01, 2015. Hoboken, NJ United States: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Burr, L., Rogers, G., Taylor, S., McGuckin, M. and Serisier, D. (2015). Sub inhibitory erythromycin reduces the expression of key P. aeruginosa virulence determinants in vitro. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science, Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Australia, 27 March – 1 April 2015. Richmond, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.12495_14

  • Chen, A., Martin, M., Lourie, R., Burr, L., Hasnain, S., Bowler, S., Mcguckin, M. and Serisier, D. (2014). Clinical Benefits of Long-Term, Low-Dose Erythromycin in Bronchiectasis Are Not Due to Modulation of Sputum Mucin Content. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2014, Adelaide, SA Australia, 4-9 April 2014. Richmond, VIC Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.12263_6

  • Rogers, G., Chen, A., Burr, L. and Serisier, D. (2014). Domination of the Lower Airway Microbiota by Veillonella Species Is Predictive of Frequent Exacerbation in Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2014, Adelaide, SA Australia, 4-9 April 2014. Richmond, VIC Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.12262_10

  • Chen, A., Lourie, R., Martin, M., Burr, L., Hasnain, S., Fantino, E., Bowler, S., Mcguckin, M. and Serisier, D. (2014). Human Neutrophil Elastase Activity and Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity Are Markers of Disease Severity in Non-Cf Bronchiectasis. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2014 Annual Scientific Meetings, Adelaide Australia, 4-9 April 2014. Richmond, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.12263_6

  • Visser, S., Burr, L., Rogers, G. and Serisier, D. (2014). Proportional Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Whole Cystic Fibrosis Sputum-A Pilot Study. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2014, Adelaide, SA Australia, 4-9 April 2014. Richmond, VIC Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.12263_10

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor