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Prof

Danny Eckert


Current Appointments

Principal Research Scientist (Honorary)
Associate Professor, UNSW R.D. Wright Fellow, NHMRC

Key Research Areas

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Professor Danny Eckert has been actively involved in human sleep and respiratory physiology research since 2001. In 2006, he completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide, based at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health. He was awarded the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Allen and Hanburys Respiratory Research Fellowship, followed by an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral studies.

After three years of postdoctoral training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, he was promoted to Faculty as Assistant Professor. In late 2011 Assoc Prof Eckert returned to Australia to establish a comprehensive sleep and respiratory physiology research program at NeuRA. His dedicated team continues to advance knowledge into the causes of sleep apnoea and develop new treatments. He currently serves on the board of the Australasian Sleep Association, the peak profession body and is Chair of the Research Committee.


Publications

2024 May

Content Comparison of Quality-of-Life Instruments Used in Economic Evaluations of Sleep Disorder Interventions

View full journal-article on https://researchnow.flinders.edu.au/en/publications/c41651e3-4346-4422-a9c0-35f8e7ed048c

2024 May

Effects of the antipsychotic quetiapine on sleep and breathing: a review of clinical findings and potential mechanisms

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/jsr.14051

2024, 13 Mar

Low-Dose Morphine Does Not Cause Sleepiness in COPD: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Trial

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.202310-1780OC

2024, 01 Mar

A novel TASK channel antagonist nasal spray reduces sleep apnea severity in physiological responders: a randomized, blinded, trial

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.00541.2023

2024 Mar

Plant-based and vegetarian diets are associated with reduced obstructive sleep apnoea risk

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00739-2023

2024, 17 Feb

Regular snoring is associated with uncontrolled hypertension

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-024-01026-7

2024 Feb

Are we getting enough sleep? Frequent irregular sleep found in an analysis of over 11 million nights of objective in-home sleep data

View full journal-article on https://researchnow.flinders.edu.au/en/publications/aebef856-3f7b-4c3b-9c78-9635f4c4bc2c

2023, 12 Dec

Pharmacological management of co-morbid obstructive sleep apnoea and insomnia

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1080/14656566.2023.2292186

2023, 01 Dec

Ventilatory Burden: Development of a New Approach to Better Quantify Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity and Its Impacts

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.202310-1718ED

2023 Dec

Multi-night measurement for diagnosis and simplified monitoring of obstructive sleep apnoea

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2023.101843