Gillian Nixon

Assoc Professor

19962021
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Clinical activities

I am a paediatric respiratory and sleep physician with a 50% research appointment and 50% clinical practice.  My clinical practice at Monash Children’s Hospital is centered on the management of children with respiratory and sleep disorders, placing me in an ideal situation to both raise clinical questions for research and to translate research into practice directly. My academic appointment is in the Department of Paediatrics, Monash University. I am also the Head of Paediatric Sleep Research in the Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre. My research is focussed on improvements in the diagnostic and treatment pathway for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea in children, including developing simplified diagnostic tools and driving improvements in evidence-based treatment pathways. I have built cross-disciplinary collaborations and work with state government on related quality improvement projects regarding the management of the large number of children with snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea, a condition with significant negative effects on learning and development. 

Keywords

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Children
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  • Oximetry
  • Screening Tests

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Projects 2007 2021

Research Output 1996 2019

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

Cardiovascular Autonomic Control Is Altered in Children Born Preterm with Sleep Disordered Breathing

Thomas, B., Thillainathan, K., Delahunty, M., Weichard, A., Davey, M. J., Nixon, G. M., Walter, L. M. & Horne, R. S. C., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 206, p. 83-90

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

CPAP treatment for asthma? A question worth pursuing further

Hamilton, G. S. & Nixon, G. M., 1 Apr 2019, In : Respirology. 24, 4, p. 296-297 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Oximetry knowledge in neonatal units in Victoria, Australia: can we do better?

Jamieson, K., Davey, M. J. & Nixon, G. M., 1 Mar 2019, In : Acta Paediatrica. 108, 3, p. 468-472 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pollen levels on the day of polysomnography influence sleep disordered breathing severity in children with allergic rhinitis

Walter, L. M., Tamanyan, K., Nisbet, L., Weichard, A. J., Davey, M. J., Nixon, G. M. & Horne, R. S. C., Jun 2019, In : Sleep and Breathing. 23, 2, p. 651–657 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review