To give you an idea of what research is undertaken IBAS, we've listed some of the projects that are currently underway. To help you if you have a more specific area of interest, the projects are listed separately depending on whether they have a respiratory or sleep focus.
Respiratory research focuses on conditions including asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer and the treatment of dyspnoea caused by a range of conditions.
Sleep research focuses on circadian rhythm disturbances (including shiftwork), insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Interested to participate in a study investigating the effect of fatigue on driving performance?
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a chronic lung condition that causes stiff lungs and restricts sufferers from taking a deep breath. Exercise in a gym, or swimming, walking or riding a bike, can help...
Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is abnormal during sleep. There are two main forms of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. For obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is reduced because the airway...
Dr Anna Ridgers, Respiratory and Sleep Physician and IBAS Associate Researcher, has been awarded best oral presentation at the TSANZ annual scientific meeting in the interventional pulmonology category.
Members of the DRSM and IBAS were well-represented in the medals and prizes awarded by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS).
Prof Anne Holland's research on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is featured as one of the 10 best research topics in the NHMRC publication, Tracker.
This Sleep Awareness Week, Austin Health's sleep experts remind us all that sleep is integral to good health, particularly at times when we're under stress.