Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Jennifer completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of John Trinder and Amy Jordan. Her project investigated whether arousal in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) predisposes to further obstructive events on return to sleep.
Her expertise is in sleep disordered breathing and sleep and breathing physiology. She has worked as both a sleep scientist and research assistant for over 5 years. She is currently employed as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Hospital, where she coordinates and manages two CRC projects. These projects aim to better understand the pathophysiology of OSA, and better identify individuals who are most vulnerable to the side-effects of OSA.
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The National Transport Commission (NTC) and the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) have released the results of what is hailed as a world-first study into heavy vehicle driver fatigue.
AAMRI released its election statement calling on politicians to commit to three main priorities: ensuring the MRFF reaches $20 billion by 2020-21, provide continued strong support for the NHMRC, and develop sustainable and rewarding career pathways.
IBAS Director 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.