Professor Lynne Bilston
Senior Principal Research Scientist
Sleep apnoea is one of the most common sleep disorders, affecting approximately 5% of the Australian population. Led by Professor Lynne Bilston, our sleep researchers are dedicated to advancing our knowledge of the biomechanical factors that contribute to obstructive sleep apnoea and developing better ways to treat it, with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes for individuals affected.
Biomechanics of the upper airway in obstructive sleep apnoea
New treatments for obstructive sleep apnoea
Novel MR imaging and computational modelling techniques
Biomechanical factors in cerebrospinal fluid flow disorders
Magnetic resonance elastography and in vivo viscoelastic properties of the human brain, tongue, and skeletal muscles
Role of the glymphatic system in sleep
It is increasingly understood that sleep has wide-ranging impacts across our day-to-day lives – from memory, attention and decision-making to learning, mood and even influencing what we eat. Understanding what influences sleep disorders and how to help people get the sleep they need to function effectively each day, has the potential to have life-changing implications for the 936 million people impacted by sleep apnoea around the world.
Sleep is a fundamental biological requirement for human health. Poor sleep quality and increased sleep fragmentation increases the risk of dementia and cognitive decline. More specifically, poor sleep quality is considered to be an underlying cause of cerebral small…
Sleep and circadian rhythm disruption represent a major risk factor for cancer progression and its associated side-effects such as mood disorders and cognitive impairment. Using mouse models of sleep and circadian rhythm disruption of shift workers, we are identifying…
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is characterised by the recurrent collapse or narrowing of the upper airway during sleep. OSA is also associated with adverse cardiovascular, metabolic, neurocognitive, quality of life and safety consequences. The first line treatment…
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