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    Australia

  • 264 Ferntree Gully Road, Building 1

    3164 Notting Hill

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

20062021
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr. Edwards completed his PhD in respiratory physiology at Monash University in 2009. During this time he acquired considerable expertise in the area of respiratory control, with a particular focus on the understanding the mechanisms responsible for unstable breathing in newborn infants. During his PhD, he also held a part-time Medical Scientist position at the Monash Sleep Centre where he became skilled in performing clinical assessments and overnight monitoring of individuals with sleep disorders.

Following his PhD, Dr. Edwards was awarded two successive fellowship (2010-11; Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Allen and Hanburys Respiratory Research Fellowship, 2012-16; NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship) to pursue post-doctoral studies at Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA) focused on understanding the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). During his postdoctoral studies at Harvard, he assisted in the development of the technique to 'phenotype' the underlying causes of OSA and has also been the project leader on several studies that have tested novel therapies targeting these individual phenotypic traits as a potential treatment alternatives, work which saw him promoted to Faculty in 2012.

Dr. Edwards returned to Monash University in 2015 as a Senior Research Fellow where he now leads the Sleep Disorders Research Program.

 

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External positions

Honourary Fellow, Monash Health

2015 → …

Associate Physiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

2012 → …

Instructor in Medicine , Harvard Medical School

20122014

Research Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

20092012

Sleep technician, Monash Health

20062009

Keywords

  • Sleep apnoea pathogenesis
  • respiratory control
  • loop gain
  • phenotyping
  • personalised therapy

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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 2006 2019

Assessing the impact of diet, exercise and the combination of the two as a treatment for OSA: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Edwards, B. A., Bristow, C., O'Driscoll, D. M., Wong, A-M., Ghazi, L., Davidson, Z. E., Young, A., Truby, H., Haines, T. P. & Hamilton, G. S., 22 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Respirology. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

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Assessing ventilatory control stability in children with and without an elevated central apnoea index

Harman, K., Weichard, A. J., Davey, M. J., Horne, R. S. C., Nixon, G. M. & Edwards, B. A., 30 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Respirology. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Exposure to mild intermittent hypoxia increases loop gain and the arousal threshold in participants with obstructive sleep apnoea

Alex, R. M., Panza, G. S., Hakim, H., Badr, M. S., Edwards, B. A., Sands, S. A. & Mateika, J. H., 26 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Physiology. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The combination of atomoxetine and oxybutynin greatly reduces obstructive sleep apnea severity a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover trial

Taranto-Montemurro, L., Messineo, L., Sands, S. A., Azarbarzin, A., Marques, M., Edwards, B. A., Eckert, D. J., White, D. P. & Wellman, A., 15 May 2019, In : American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 199, 10, p. 1267-1276 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Anne Elizabeth Suratt Young Investigator Award

Brad Edwards (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Poster Presentation

Brad Edwards (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

CJ Martin Early Career Fellowship

Brad Edwards (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship

Brad Edwards (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Activities 2015 2017

  • 4 Thesis Examination
  • 2 Editorial responsibility

Honours Thesis Examinations

Brad Edwards (Examiner)
2017

Activity: Examination typesThesis Examination

External Honours Thesis Examination

Brad Edwards (Examiner)
2016

Activity: Examination typesThesis Examination

Internal Honours Thesis Examinations

Brad Edwards (Examiner)
2016

Activity: Examination typesThesis Examination

Sleep (Journal)

Brad Edwards (Editorial board member)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (Journal)

Brad Edwards (Editorial board member)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Press / Media

New drug trial to treat sleep apnea

Brad Edwards

6/11/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research