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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Ben Brockway

PositionConsultant in Respiratory Medicine and Senior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (Dunedin)
QualificationsMB BS BSc(Hons) MRCP(Lond) FRACP
Research summaryBiomarkers and airway diseases; Cystic Fibrosis
TeachingYear 3 ELM, Year 4 Ambulatory, Year 5 Clinical / ward, Year 6 Supervisor (Tis); Dean's Commendations for Teaching 2009, 2012, 2015; Winner Dean's Senior Staff Award for Quality in Teaching 2011.
MembershipsPrior TSANZ (NZ) Treasurer & Executive member, National Lung Cancer Working Group, SI Lung Cancer Working Group. HRC Clinical Trials Panel Reviewer 2014. Member HRS Executive Board, DSM Executive Board. Member of PHSANZ, TSANZ, ATS, ERS, ECFS.
Clinical

Lead for Cystic Fibrosis care, Pulmonary Hypertension, Interstitial Lung Disease. Also parasomnias and non-respiratory sleep disorders as well as sleep disordered breathing, asthma, COPD, and lung cancer services.

Lead for Cystic Fibrosis care, Pulmonary Hypertension, Interstitial Lung Disease. Also parasomnias and non-respiratory sleep disorders as well as sleep disordered breathing, asthma, COPD ,and lung cancer services.

Research

Dr Ben Brockway studied in the UK and was appointed Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine at Dunedin Public Hospital and School of Medicine in 2008. His interests include exhaled breath analysis in disease and health, particularly in the fields of cystic fibrosis, asthma, and COPD. He is PI for numerous studies and his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), and sleep disordered breathing. Clinical trials (commercial or academic) also include bronchiectasis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, insomnia, sleep disordered breathing, pleural disease, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and COPD.

Publications

Beckert, L., Brockway, B., Simpson, G., Southcott, A. M., Lee, Y. C. G., Rahman, N., … Idell, S. (2019). Phase I trial of the single-chain urokinase intrapleural LTI-01 in complicated parapneumonic effusions or empyema. JCI Insight, 4(10), e127470. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.127470

Hannaway, R. F., Wang, X., Schneider, M., Slow, S., Cowan, J., Brockway, B., Schofield, M. R., Morgan, X. C., Murdoch, D. R., & Ussher, J. E. (2019). Mucosal associated invariant T cells and Vδ2+ γδ T cells in community acquired pneumonia: Association of abundance in sputum with clinical severity and outcome. Clinical & Experimental Immunology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cei.13377

McDonald, V. M., Hiles, S. A., Godbout, K., Harvey, E. S., Marks, G. B., Hew, M., … Brockway, B., … Gibson, P. G. (2018). Treatable traits can be identified in a severe asthma registry and predict future exacerbations. Respirology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/resp.13389

Martin, L. W., Robson, C. L., Watts, A. M., Gray, A. R., Wainwright, C. E., Bell, S. C., Ramsay, K. A., … Brockway, B., & Lamont, I. L. (2018). Expression of Pseudomonas aeruginosa antibiotic resistance genes varies greatly during infections in cystic fibrosis patients. Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy, 62(11), e01789-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01789-18

Hiles, S. A., Harvey, E. S., McDonald, V. M., Peters, M., Bardin, P., Reynolds, P. N., … Brockway, B., … Gibson, P. G. (2018). Working while unwell: Workplace impairment in people with severe asthma. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cea.13153

Journal - Research Article

Beckert, L., Brockway, B., Simpson, G., Southcott, A. M., Lee, Y. C. G., Rahman, N., … Idell, S. (2019). Phase I trial of the single-chain urokinase intrapleural LTI-01 in complicated parapneumonic effusions or empyema. JCI Insight, 4(10), e127470. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.127470

Hannaway, R. F., Wang, X., Schneider, M., Slow, S., Cowan, J., Brockway, B., Schofield, M. R., Morgan, X. C., Murdoch, D. R., & Ussher, J. E. (2019). Mucosal associated invariant T cells and Vδ2+ γδ T cells in community acquired pneumonia: Association of abundance in sputum with clinical severity and outcome. Clinical & Experimental Immunology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cei.13377

McDonald, V. M., Hiles, S. A., Godbout, K., Harvey, E. S., Marks, G. B., Hew, M., … Brockway, B., … Gibson, P. G. (2018). Treatable traits can be identified in a severe asthma registry and predict future exacerbations. Respirology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/resp.13389

Hiles, S. A., Harvey, E. S., McDonald, V. M., Peters, M., Bardin, P., Reynolds, P. N., … Brockway, B., … Gibson, P. G. (2018). Working while unwell: Workplace impairment in people with severe asthma. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cea.13153

Martin, L. W., Robson, C. L., Watts, A. M., Gray, A. R., Wainwright, C. E., Bell, S. C., Ramsay, K. A., … Brockway, B., & Lamont, I. L. (2018). Expression of Pseudomonas aeruginosa antibiotic resistance genes varies greatly during infections in cystic fibrosis patients. Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy, 62(11), e01789-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01789-18

Koffler, K. A., Heeley, E., Freed, R., Anderson, C. S., Brockway, B., Corbett, A., … on behalf of the Save (Sleep Apnea Cardiovascular Endpoints) Investigators. (2017). Effect of obstructive sleep apnea treatment on renal function in patients with cardiovascular disease. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, 196(11), 1456-1462. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201703-0603OC

Amer, M., Cowan, J., Gray, A., Brockway, B., & Dummer, J. (2016). Effect of inhaled β2-agonist on exhaled nitric oxide in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. PLoS ONE, 11(6), e0157019. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157019

McEvoy, R. D., Antic, N. A., Heeley, E., Luo, Y., Ou, Q., Zhang, X., … for the SAVE Investigators and Coordinators, including Epton, M. J., Brockway, B., Cowan, J., Taylor, D. R., Palmay, R., Ferrier, K., & Neill, A. (2016). CPAP for prevention of cardiovascular events in obstructive sleep apnea. New England Journal of Medicine, 375(10), 919-932. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1606599

Piccolo, F., Pitman, N., Bhatnagar, R., Popowicz, N., Smith, N. A., Brockway, B., … Lee, Y. C. G. (2014). Intrapleural tissue plasminogen activator and deoxyribonuclease for pleural infection: An effective and safe alternative to surgery. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 11(9), 1419-1425. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201407-329OC

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Journal - Research Other

Schrieber, J., Xu-Holland, A., Walker, R., & Brockway, B. (2014). A rare pulmonary complication of myeloma therapy. Breathe, 10(3), 243-248. doi: 10.1183/20734735.014713

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