Denise O'Driscoll

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Denise is the Chief Sleep Scientist for Eastern Health and is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. She is a current Board Director of the Australasian Sleep Association - Research Chair.

She was awarded the inaugural Nick Antic Career Development Award from the Australasian Sleep Association in 2017, and was awarded Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand in 2019. She 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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

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

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