Pearlene Antoine-Pitterson BSc, MRes, MCSP

Pearlene Antoine-Pitterson

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Assistant Professor Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Pearlene Antoine-Pitterson is a Respiratory Physiotherapist at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS foundation trust. Her specialist interest is in Respiratory care and Non-Invasive ventilation.


  • Bsc in Physiotherapy
  • Mres in Clinical research


Pearlene Antoine-Pitterson Received her BSc in Physiotherapy from Keele University.  She was awarded an NIHR Masters in Clinical Research and she has progressed to work alongside the British Thoracic Society contributing to national guidance on the management off patients with complex ventilation needs.

Other activities

  • Associate at Education for Health a delivering teaching session to help health care professions continue their professional development.
  • Chartered society of Physiotherapy.
  • British Thoracic society and is an active member of the Critical Care specialist advisory group. As part of the role she is asked to comment on national guidance and help to create national guidance of the care of patients with complex ventilation needs.
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation lead Physiotherapist at Heartlands Hospital part of the University hospitals Birmigham NHS trust.


  • P125 The effect of preventative hydrocolloid nasal dressings in acute Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV)-related nasal bridge pressure ulceration
  • December 2017Thorax 72(Suppl 3):A150.2-A151, DOI10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210983.267 Conference: British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2017, QEII Centre Broad Sanctuary Westminster London SW1P 3EE, 6 to 8 December 2017, Programme and Abstracts
  • Ward-based Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) as Ceiling of Care in Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure (AHRF). Alana Livesey, Pearlene Antoine-Pitterson, Amy Oakes, Biman Chakraborty, Rahul Mukherjee, European Respiratory Journal 2018 52: PA2356; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.congress-2018.PA2356
  • A Systematic Review of the Effect of High-Pressure Ventilation Compared to Low pressure Ventilation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Submitted version deposited in Coventry University’s Institutional Repository
  • Evolving indications and demographics for domiciliary Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) at an acute hospital-based NIV service. September 2018ERS International Congress 2018 abstracts
  • Temporal trends in the initiation of domiciliary non-invasive ventilation (NIV). September 2018ERS International Congress 2018 abstracts
  • The effect of Post-acute domiciliary non-invasive ventilation (NIV) on hospital admissions and length of stay (LOS). September 2018ERS International Congress 2018 abstracts

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