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Adjunct Clinical Professor Garun Hamilton is a Respiratory and Sleep Disorders physician at Monash Health and with the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash University. He is Director of Sleep Research at Monash Health, where he has built Monash into one of Australia’s most productive sleep research centres in collaboration with the physiology team at the Turner Institute at Monash University. He leads the Respiratory Failure and Non-Invasive Ventilation service at Monash Health, and holds an appointment with the Victorian Respiratory Support Service (VRSS), running the Monash Health satellite service for the VRSS.  His research interests encompass: 1) the utility of sleep apnoea phenotypes to direct personalised sleep apnoea treatment; 2) the cardiovascular and metabolic consequences of sleep apnoea; 3) life course epidemiology of respiratory and sleep disorders (he is a chief investigator on the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health (TAHS) study; 4) respiratory control mechanisms; 5) sleep and cognitive decline; 6) non-invasive ventilation for respiratory failure; 7) clinical trials in sleep medicine, 8) obstructive lung disease.

He contributes significantly to the profession and has had substantial impact in areas such as: 1) Clinical guideline development and implementation, 2) National health policy impact and government interaction.

He is a Board member, and currently the President-elect, of the Australasian Sleep Association taking over the position of President in November 2023.

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 and sleep disorders
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Sleep apnoea pathogenesis
  • COPD

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