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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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Honourary Fellow, Monash Health
2015 → …
Associate Physiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital Inc
2012 → …
Instructor in Medicine , Harvard Medical School
2012 → 2014
Research Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital Inc
2009 → 2012
Sleep technician, Monash Health
2006 → 2009
Research area keywords
- Sleep apnoea pathogenesis
- respiratory control
- loop gain
- personalised therapy
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1/01/22 → 31/12/22
Body composition changes and their relationship with obstructive sleep apnoea symptoms, severity: The Sleeping Well TrialDay, K., Nguo, K., A. Edwards, B., M O'Driscoll, D., C Young, A., P Haines, T., S Hamilton, G., Ghazi, L., Bristow, C. & Truby, H., Sept 2023, In: Clinical Nutrition. 42, 9, p. 1661-1670 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen Access
Oronasal vs Nasal Masks: The Impact of Mask Type on CPAP Requirement, Pharyngeal Critical Closing Pressure (Pcrit), and Upper Airway Cross-sectional Areas in Patients With OSALandry, S. A., Mann, D. L., Beare, R., McIntyre, R., Beatty, C., Thomson, L. D. J., Collet, J., Joosten, S. A., Hamilton, G. S. & Edwards, B. A., Sept 2023, In: Chest. 164, 3, p. 747-756 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Hamilton, G. S. & Edwards, B. A., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Respirology. 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment / Debate › Other › peer-reviewOpen Access
Edwards, B. A. & Joosten, S. A., Jan 2023, In: Sleep and Biological Rhythms. 21, 1, p. 5-6 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › Other › peer-reviewOpen Access
Understanding the Physiological Endotypes Responsible for Comorbid Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients with Interstitial Lung DiseaseJoosten, S. A., Landry, S. A., Mann, D. L., Sands, S. A., Ryerson, C. J., Sidhu, C., Hamilton, G. S., Howard, M. E., Edwards, B. A. & Khor, Y. H., 1 Sept 2023, In: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 208, 5, p. 624-627 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter › Research › peer-review
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Science Early Career Fellows Publication Prize for Clinical Sciences
Edwards, Brad (Recipient), 2015
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
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