Prof Robert Adams

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MBBS, FRACP, FRCP (London), MD
Professor in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine

Professor Robert Adams, MBBS, FRACP, FRCP (London), MD is a specialist respiratory and general physician with extensive experience in public health, clinical epidemiology and health services research. He is Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health at Flinders University, and a Staff Consultant in the Respiratory and Sleep Service, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. He is a board member of The Sleep Health Foundation.

Prof Adams has extensive experience with large population based cohort studies. He is Principal Investigator of The North West Adelaide Health Study (NWAHS) and co-led the process of harmonisation with the Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study (FAMAS), such that there are now over 2000 men aged over 35 being followed in the Male Androgen, Inflammation, Lifestyle, Environment and Stress (MAILES) study with a further 2000 women in the cohort. He was responsible for the conduct of sleep studies in almost 850 men in the MAILES cohort, one of the largest studies worldwide of sleep health in the community.