Project Staff

Project Staff are involved with the day to day running of projects.

Joanne AvraamResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Danielle BaxterResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Janet BondarenkoProject Co-ordinator
Lauren BookerResearch Assistant
Bruna Borges WageckResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Helen BoursinosResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Kelly BrownResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Allison CollinsIBAS Project Officer
Dr Jennifer CoriPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Eve DentonResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Cassandra FongHonorary Project Student
Lisa FuhrmeisterNurse (ICU)
Melissa GlosterNurse
Marnie GracoSHiQ (Sleep Health in Quadriplegia) Program Manager and Coordinator of 'SpinalCARE'
Megan HawkinsPhysiotherapist - Research Assistant
Kim HopkinsonResearch Nurse
Ruth HoskingResearch Assistant
Dr Esha JoshiHonorary Research Fellow
Devaang KevatCRC Project Staff
Katerina KiburgResearch Assistant (Casual)
Dr Michelle MageePost Doctorate
Karen McCrohanNurse (ICU)
Niamh McDonaldResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Luke McDonaldPhysiotherapist - Research Assistant
Hailey MeaklimResearch Assistant
Aqsa NaqviResearch Assistant (Casual)
Rebecca NdongoResearch Assistant
Carmel NichollsResearch Assistant
Cristino OliveiraHonorary Research Assistant
Emily PattisonResearch Assistant
Tracy RooneyResearch Nurse
Jacqueline RossResearch Assistant
Nikki RotondoResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Denise SammutStudy Co-ordinator
Shamsi ShekariPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Biruktayt ShiferawPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Lucy SommersResearch Assistant
Tyler YodgeeResearch Assistant


Each year in Australia 260 people sustain a SCI, with over half losing full function in their arms and legs (quadriplegia). In addition to the primary disability, there is a very high rate of Obstructive...

Notch monitoring in sleepNOTCH MONITORING IN SLEEP

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...

IBAS Director Anna Burke unveiling of her portrait at Canberra's Parliament HouseIBAS DIRECTOR ANNA BURKE UNVEILING OF HER PORTRAIT AT CANBERRA'S PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Anna Burke had barely got into the swing of her speech at the unveiling of her portrait at Canberra's Parliament House when the ringing of bells caused half her audience to hurry away

Thunderstorm asthma expected to return in 2017THUNDERSTORM ASTHMA EXPECTED TO RETURN IN 2017

The Morning Show - Thunderstorm asthma expected to return in 2017. The Daily Edition - Thunderstorm Asthma is an unexpected killer. Better Health Channel - Thunderstorm asthma explained. Professor Christine McDonald

National study offers hope for breathlessnessNATIONAL STUDY OFFERS HOPE FOR BREATHLESSNESS

A national medication study is aiming to help thousands of Australians who struggle every day with shortness of breath

Helping Victorians breathe and sleep easy - A New Centre of Excellence in Respiratory and Sleep MedicineHELPING VICTORIANS BREATHE AND SLEEP EASY - A NEW CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN RESPIRATORY AND SLEEP MEDICINE

With your support we will build a life-changing Centre of Excellence in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, improving quality of life and health outcomes for Victorians who struggle to breathe and sleep

Institute for Breathing and Sleep

Level 5, Harold Stokes Building, Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg, Victoria, 3084

(03) 9496 5390

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