Graham Hall

Head, Paediatric Respiratory Physiology and Deputy Director

BAppSci (Swinburne), PhD (UWA), CRFS, FANZSRS


Professor Graham Hall

Professor Hall completed his PhD at the Telethon Kids Institute before working in the University Children's Hospitals in Zurich and Bern in Switzerland.

In 2003, he was appointed as Senior Respiratory Scientist of the Respiratory Laboratory at Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth before joining Telethon Kids in mid 2010 as the Head of Paediatric Respiratory Physiology.

Prof Hall's research interests include the lung growth and development in early life and the impact of respiratory disease on lung health.

Current research includes investigating markers of early lung damage in infants and young children with cystic fibrosis as part of the AREST CF group and studies assessing the long term impacts of preterm birth.

Prof Hall holds adjunct titles with the University of Western Australia (Centre for Child Health Research) and Curtin University (Faculty of Health Sciences).

Video: Professor Graham Hall talks about lung disease, asthma and Cystic Fibrosis

Published Research

PH Quanjer, S Stanojevic, T Cole, X Baur, GL Hall, B Culver, P Enright, J Hankinson, MS Ip, J Zheng,  & J Stocks for the ERS Global Lung Function Initiative. Multi-ethnic reference values for spirometry for the 3-95 year age range: the Global Lung Function 2012 equations. Eur Respir J. 40: 1324-1343 (2012).

GL Hall, BR Thompson, S Stanojevic, MJ Abramson, R Beasley, A Coates, A Dent,  B Eckert, A James, S Filsell, A Musk, G Nolan, B Dixon, C O'Dea, J Savage,  J Stocks & MP. Swanney. The Global Lung Initiative 2012 reference values reflect contemporary Australasian spirometry. Respirology; 17:1150-51 (2012).

DW Cox, MM Verheggen, SM Stick & GL Hall. Characterization of Maximal Respiratory Pressures in Healthy Children. Respiration; 84:485-491 (2012).

C Calogero, SJ Simpson, E Lombardi, N Parri, B Cuomo,  M Palumbo, M de Martino, C Shackleton, M Verheggen, T Gavidia, PJ Franklin,  MMH Kusel, J Park, PD Sly & GL Hall. Respiratory impedance and bronchodilator responsiveness in healthy children aged 2 to 13 years. Pediatr Pulmonol 48:707-715 (2013)

DJ Brazzale, GL Hall & JJ Pretto. Effects of adopting the new Global Lung Function Initiative 2012 reference equations on the interpretation of spirometry. Respiration. 86(3): 183-189 (2013)

M. Khanna, C Shackleton, M Verheggen, M Sharp, AC Wilson & GL Hall. Evaluating hypoxia during air travel in healthy infants. Thorax. 68:1163-1164 (2013)

A Albloushi, SJ Simpson, SM Stick & GL Hall. The safety and feasibility of the inhaled mannitol challenge test in young children. Eur Respir J. 42:1420-1423 (2013).

T Zappia, S Peter, GL Hall, J Vine, A Martin, A Munns, L Shields & M Verheggen. Home Oxygen therapy for infants and young children with acute bronchiolitis and other lower respiratory tract infections: The HiTHOx Program. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing. 36(4):309-318 (2013)

N Gibson, K Johnston, N Bear, SM Stick, K Logie & GL Hall. Expiratory flow limitation and breathing strategies in overweight adolescents during sub maximal exercise. Int J Obesity 38:22-26 (2014)

S Peterson-Carmichael, M Rosenfeld, SB Ascher, CP Hornik, HGM Arets, SD Davis & GL Hall. Survey of Clinical Infant Lung Function Testing Practices. Pediatr Pulmonol. 49(2): 126-131 (2014)

DM Gray, L Willemse, A Alberts, S Simpson, PD Sly, GL Hall# & HJ Zar#. Lung function in African infants: a pilot study. Pediatr Pulmonol. DOI 10.1002/ppul.22965 (2013). # These authors share senior authorship

GR Zosky, PH Hart, AJ Whitehouse, MM Kusel, W Ang, RE Foong, L Chen, PG Holt, PD Sly & GL Hall. Vitamin D deficiency at 16-20 weeks gestation is associated with impaired lung function and asthma at 6 years of age. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (In Press 20 Jan 2014)

Reviews, Invited Reviews and Editorials:

A Withers, AC Wilson & GL Hall. Air travel and the risks of hypoxia in children Paediatr Respir Rev; 12(4):271-6 (2011)

CL Gangell and GL Hall on behalf of AREST CF. Early detection of lung function abnormalities in young children with cystic fibrosis. Annals of Respiratory Medicine; 2(1): 22-27 (2011). [Invited Review]

GL Hall and J Stocks. Ventilation distribution in cystic fibrosis lung disease; Will it come out in the wash? Eur Respir J; 37: 757-759  (2011) [Editorial]

M Rosenfeld, J Allen, H Arets, P Aurora, N Beydon, C Calogero, R Castile, S Davis, S Fuchs, M Gappa, PM Gustaffson, GL Hall, M Jones, J Kirkby, R Kraemer, E Lombardi, S Lum, H Mayer, P Merkus, KG Nielsen, C Oliver, E Oostveen, S Ranganathan, C Ren, P Robinson, P Seddon, PD Sly, M Sockrider, S Sonnappa, J Stocks, P Subbarao, R Tepper, D Vilozni on behalf of the ATS ad hoc committee. An Official  American Thoracic Society Workshop Report: Optimal Lung Function Tests for Monitoring Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Recurrent Wheezing in Children <6 Years of Age. Ann Am Thorac Soc Vol 10, No 2, S1-S11, Apr 2013

SJ Simpson, LS Mott, CR. Esther Jnr, SM. Stick & GL Hall. Novel endpoints for clinical trials in young children with cystic fibrosis. Exp Rev Respir Med 7(3): 231-43 (2013)  [Invited Review]


Position Statements and Practice Guidelines:

N Beydon, S Davis, E Lombardi, J Allen, H Arets, P Aurora, H Bisgaard, G Davis, F Ducharme, H Eigen, M Gappa, C Gaultier, P Gustafsson, GL Hall, Z Hantos, M Healy, M Jones, B Klug, K Lødrup Carlsen, S McKenzie, F Marchal,  O Mayer, P Merkus, M Morris, E Oostveen, J Pillow, P Seddon, M Silverman, P Sly, J Stocks, R Tepper, D Vilozni, N Wilson of behalf of the ATS/ERS Working Group on Infant and Young Children Pulmonary Function Testing. An official ATS/ERS statement: Pulmonary function testing in preschool children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 175(12):1304-45 (2007)

G Nolan, S West, D Burton and GL Hall. Guidelines for qualifications of clinical respiratory laboratory scientists. Statement of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science. (Accessed April 2007)

PD Robinson, P Latzi, S Verbanck, GL Hall, A Horsley, M Gapp, C Thamrin, H Arets, Pa Aurora, S Fuchs, GG King, S Lum, K Macleod, M Paiva, JJ Pillow, S Ranganathan, F Ratjen, F Singer, S Sonappa, J Stocks, P Subbarao, B Thompson and PM Gustafsson.  ERA/ATS Consensus Statement for inert gas washout measurement usingh multiple- and single-breath tests.  Eur Respir J. 41:507-522 (2013).

View full list of research publications by Graham Hall

  • 2005: West Australian Premier's Prize for Early Career Achievement in Science
  • 2008: Finalist - WA Healthy Hospitals Award
  • 2010: Fellow, Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science
  • 2011: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research PhD Supervisor of the Year award
  • NHMRC Career Development Fellowship
External Committees


  • Joint American Thoracic Society - European Respiratory Society Working Party on Infant Lung Function Testing (2003- )
  • Joint American Thoracic Society - European Respiratory Society Task Force for Provocation testing guidelines (2010 - )
  • European Respiratory Society - Secretary; Paediatric Respiratory Physiology Group (2012 - )
  • American Thoracic Society - European Respiratory Society Task Force Co-Chair; Gas Transfer Global Lung Initiative (2013 - )
  • USA Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Member; State of Art for measurement of LCI (2013 - )



  • Asthma Australia - Member; Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (2013 - )



  • Asthma Foundation of Western Australia Board member (2010 - )
  • Asthma Foundation of Western Australia Member; Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (2013 - )
  • Telethon Kids Institute Leadership Team (2013 - )
  • Chair, Telethon Kids Institute New Building Oversight Committee (2013 - )
Invited Presentations


  • ANZSRS Progression of Cystic fibrosis lung disease mini-symposium: "Respiratory physiology and Cystic Fibrosis lung health: Which test for what age?"
  • ATS Workshop: Evaluation of respiratory mechanics and function in the ICU "Respiratory Mechanics in the ventilated child: The role of the forced oscillation technique"

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