Congratulations to Prof Doug McEvoy and Dr David Stevens on receiving Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant funding. Doug's research will look at evaluating long-term clinical effectiveness of multi-level upper airway surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea and David will be working on assessment of a falls risk in untreated and treated obstructive sleep apneoa.
Congratulations also to PhD student Hannah Scott on winning the Young Investigator Award at the 2018 Adelaide Sleep Retreat. Hannah's winning presentation was entitled ‘The validity of the THIM wearable device for estimating sleep onset’.
AISH on the move
In early November 2018 the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health team moved to a brand new lab and office space on level 2 of the Mark Oliphant Building at Bedford Park.
The new lab consists of six specially constructed, meticulously-deisgned bedrooms to allow world-class research to continue to be conducted.
The new office space is also a huge improvement and allows room to grow our multi-disciplinary team.
Centre of Research Excellence New Project Grant
The National Sleep Health Services Research Centre of Excellence was officially launched at the AISH symposium, held at Flinders Victoria Square, Adelaide on the 1stof November 2017.
At the end of October 2017, Flinders University announced it is leading a major new five year, $2.5 million NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence project grant, the “National Centre for Sleep Health Services Research” - Positioning Primary Care at the Centre of Sleep Health Management.
Congratulations to Chief Investigator Prof Doug McEvoy, along with Prof Peter Catcheside, Dr Ching Li Chai-Coetzer, Dr Andrew Vakulin, Emeritus Prof Leon Lack, Dr Nicole Lovato, Assoc Prof Sutapa Mukherjee and the rest of the CRE Team Members in obtaining the Centres of Research Excellence grant.
This five-year NHMRC project will bring together expertise from the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, primary health specialists and health services researchers to redesign, test and reorganise health care practices to better manage sleep problems both in Australia and internationally.
CRE Media coverage - Flinders in Touch today, 24 October 2017