Doctor Louisa Owens
Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Doctor Louisa Owens


Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Dr Louisa Owens is a Paediatric Respiratory Specialist and Consultant at Sydney Children’s Hospital. She is also a Conjoint Lecturer with the School of Women and Children’s Health at the University of New South Wales. Louisa completed her medical degree and paediatric training in Ireland before moving to Perth, Western Australia in 2012 to complete a Fellowship in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine. She took up a position as Staff Specialist at Sydney Children’s Hospital in 2016. She also serves on an expert advisory committee for Asthma Australia’s GASP program and is a Lecturer for the Diploma in Child Health/International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate.

Respiratory Department, Sydney Children's Hospital

2013 Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation Seeding Grant: Analysis of IgE and RAST in the Perth Infant Asthma Follow up Study 24 years (A$14,235)

2015 ATS International Paediatric Abstract Award

2015 TSANZ travel award

2014 Asthma Foundation WA PhD top –up Scholarship

2013 University of Western Australia: International Research Fees Scholarship

2013 University of Western Australia: International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

2012 Irish Thoracic Society: ATS Travel Bursary

2010 International Student Scholarship, University of Western Australia

2002 Foundation Scholarship Award, Trinity College Dublin

1999 Entrance exhibition award, Trinity College Dublin

Louisa’s key area of research is on the early life factors which predict respiratory health and particularly asthma, throughout childhood and into early adulthood. Her PhD thesis on this topic will be completed in 2017 and she has already published several papers from her thesis.

She is also involved in a number of research trials in cystic fibrosis, looking at novel treatments as well as outcome measures for young children with CF.

Louisa is also involved in paediatric bronchiectasis research in Australia and runs a specialised bronchiectasis clinic at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

My Research Supervision

Asthma microbiome and metagenomics