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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.


2023, 31 Jan

The scent of love is in the air(way): a potential drug target for sleep apnea?

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsad019

2023 Jan

Single-Night Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea Contributes to Inconsistent Cardiovascular Outcome Findings

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2023.01.027

2022, 15 Oct

Opioid Use Disorder, Sleep Deficiency, and Ventilatory Control: Bidirectional Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.202108-2014CI

2022 Oct

All-Cause Mortality in People with Co-Occurring Insomnia Symptoms and Sleep Apnea: Analysis of the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.2147/NSS.S379252

2022 Oct

The association of co‐morbid insomnia and sleep apnea with prevalent cardiovascular disease and incident cardiovascular events

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/jsr.13563

2022, 01 Sep

Regional genioglossus reflex responses to negative pressure pulses in people with obstructive sleep apnea

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00083.2021

2022, 01 Jul

Reply to Martinez-Garcia et al. and to Abreu and Punjabi

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.202201-0116LE

2022 Jul

Comorbid insomnia and sleep apnoea is associated with all-cause mortality

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01958-2021

2022, 13 Jun

The relationship between mandibular advancement, tongue movement, and treatment outcome in obstructive sleep apnea

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsac044

2022 Jun

Novel avenues to approach non-CPAP therapy and implement comprehensive obstructive sleep apnoea care

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01788-2021

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