Prof David Berlowitz

Board Director

David Berlowitz is a physiotherapist with the Victorian Respiratory Support Service who holds The University of Melbourne Chair in Physiotherapy at Austin Health. David was awarded his PhD in 2004, in which he discovered that acute cervical spinal cord injury results in sudden and severe obstructive sleep apnoea. David leads an international team of research collaborators, students and staff who examine the causes and treatments of sleep and breathing disorders in neuromuscular disease, especially in Spinal Cord Injury and Motor Neurone Disease. David has published more than 100 papers and attracted over $19 million in research funding support. David's other research interests include chronic disease management, registry development and program evaluation. David serves on the Boards of both the IBAS and the Spinal Research Institute.


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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.

Professor David Berlowitz receives over 7 million in grantsPROFESSOR DAVID BERLOWITZ RECEIVES OVER 7 MILLION IN GRANTS

University of Melbourne Chair of Physiotherapy at Austin Health, Professor David Berlowitz has had quite a memorable week.

Do you have Spinal cord injury? Tired?  Get treated!DO YOU HAVE SPINAL CORD INJURY? TIRED? GET TREATED!

Melbourne researchers have found that 80 percent of people with quadriplegic spinal injuries have sleep apnoea. It's having a big effect on their lives but they don't know they have it, and they don't know it can be treated.

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