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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.


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, 20 Feb

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, 10 Feb

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

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, 09 Dec

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, 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

2023 Dec

Regional associations between inspiratory tongue dilatory movement and genioglossus activity during wakefulness in people with obstructive sleep apnoea

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1113/JP285187

2023, 01 Nov

Central sleep apnea treated by a constant low-dose CO2 supplied by a novel device

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00312.2023