Denise O'Driscoll


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Denise is the Chief Sleep Scientist for Eastern Health and is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. She was awarded the inaugural Nick Antic Career Development Award from the Australasian Sleep Association in 2017, and served as a Board Director of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand from 2015-2019.

After completing her PhD at the University of London, Denise was awarded 2 successive fellowships to complete her post-doctoral studies at Monash University. Denise's research program focuses on the cardio-metabolic consequences of sleep apnoea, and its subsequent treatment, in the settings of obesity, aging and ethnicity.


  • Sleep
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep and sleep disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • cardiovascular control
  • arousal from sleep

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Projects 2006 2011

Research Output 2004 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., Aug 2019, In : Respirology. 24, 8, p. 740-751 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Importance of urinary drug screening in the multiple sleep latency test and maintenance of wakefulness test

Anniss, A. M., Young, A. & O'Driscoll, D. M., 2016, In : Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 12, 12, p. 1633-1640 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Overnight motor skill learning outcomes in obstructive sleep apnea: Effect of continuous positive airway pressure

Landry, S., O'Driscoll, D. M., Hamilton, G. S. & Conduit, R., 2016, In : Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 12, 5, p. 681-688 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Daytime sleep in Parkinson's disease measured by episodes of immobility

Kotschet, K., Johnson, W., McGregor, S., Kettlewell, J., Kyoong, A., O'Driscoll, D. M., Turton, A. R., Griffiths, R. I. & Horne, M. K., 2014, In : Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 20, 6, p. 578 - 583 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review