Adjunct Associate Professor Joy Lee

National Allergy Centre of Excellence Respiratory Allergy Stream Co-chair

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  • Respiratory, Sleep and Allergy Physician - Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology (AACI), Alfred Health
  • Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Health
  • Monash Lung, Sleep, Allergy and Immunology (MLSAI)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor - Central Clinical School, Monash University
  • Research Fellow - School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
  • Consultant, Melbourne Allergy Asthma & Immunology Consultants

Adjunct Associate Professor Joy Lee leads the Asthma and Allergy Unit at the Austin Hospital and consults for Melbourne Allergy Asthma & Immunology Consultants, as well as in the public sector at the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. She has a special interest in the management and treatment of allergic diseases, including allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma. She has experience in the use of immunotherapy for grass pollen and dust mite allergy as well as monoclonal antibody treatments for severe asthma and urticaria. 

Dr Lee has a PhD with the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. Her thesis focus was on improving asthma inhaler usage and difficult to control asthma.  She has also undertaken research on epidemic thunderstorm asthma.

Dr Lee is an investigator in clinical trials for therapies in asthma and allergic nasal disease. Her research has been recognised with awards from both the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the National Asthma Council. She is a sought-after speaker, media expert and medical educator.


Laryngoscopy diagnosis of inducible laryngeal obstruction during supervised challenge for suspected anaphylaxis. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. Aug 2022

Laryngeal hypersensitivity and abnormal cough response during mannitol bronchoprovocation challenge. Respirology. Jan 2022

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Outcomes Following Systematic Assessment of Patients with Concurrent Suspected Vocal Cord Dysfunction and Asthma. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. Oct 2021

Dynamics of inhaled corticosteroid use are associated with asthma attacks. Scientific reports. Jul 2021

Epidemic thunderstorm asthma susceptibility from sensitization to ryegrass ( Lolium perenne ) pollen and major allergen Lol p 5. Allergy. Apr 2020



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