Honours Opportunity - Sleep and Respiratory Physiology and Medicine

BMedSci Honours Project 2019

Project Subject Area(s):- Sleep and Respiratory Physiology and Medicine


Brief Outline of Project: The Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health (AISH) is one of the leading sleep research laboratories in Australia with major research interests in clinical sleep research, respiratory physiology, sensory and reflex processes in sleep, neurocognitive performance, insomnia and noise disturbance effects on sleep. Through collaborations with the College of Science and Engineering, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (www.alertnesscrc.com), and other initiatives, AISH research is focussed on understanding mechanisms underpinning sleep and respiratory problems, and developing new methods to improve outcomes for patients through better personalised treatments tailored to individual variability in underlying problem causes and consequences.

Potential Honours projects could:
a) use a new quantitative method for assessing breathing effort to better understand interactions between respiratory disturbances and fragmented sleep
b) examine physiological disturbances associated with noise exposure during sleep
c) investigate other aspects of sleep physiology.

Students interested in clinical sleep research and/or human respiratory/sleep physiology are encouraged to check the website for more information, and to contact one of the AISH research team members to discuss potential honours projects in more detail.


For more information about this specific project please contact Professor Peter Catcheside

E: peter.catcheside@flinders.edu.au

T: 08 7221 8305