A nationwide, randomised controlled trial that will determine if the use of an overnight, in-laboratory sleep study can increase NIV usage in people with MND.

Our Team

  • 1. Professor David Berlowitz

    Chief Investigator (A)

    Professor of Physiotherapy University of Melbourne 
    Research Fellow Institute for Breathing and Sleep 
    Physiotherapist Victorian Respiratory Support Service
  • 2. Dr Yasmin Ahamed

    Trial Manager

    Trial Manager University of Melbourne
    Institute for Breathing and Sleep 
  • 3. Dr Marnie Graco

    Implementation Scientist and Chief Investigator (E)

    Implementation Scientist Institute for Breathing and Sleep 
  • 4. A/Professor Mark Howard

    Chief Investigator (C) and Site Principal Investigator (Austin Health)

    Director Victorian Respiratory Support Service Austin Health
    Clinical Associate Professor The University of Melbourne
    Adjunct Associate Professor Monash University
    IBAS Lead in the Australian Sleep and Alertness Consortium
  • 5. Professor Dominic Rowe

    Chief Investigator (B)

    Foundation Professor of Neurology Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University
    Chairman Macquarie Neurology
    Consultant Neurologist Macquarie University Hospital
  • 6. A/Professor Amanda Piper

    Chief Investigator (D)

    Senior physiotherapist and Manager Home Ventilation Service Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • 7. Ms Sabine Braat

    Chief Investigator (F) and Biostatistician

    Senior Research Fellow (Biostatistics) Melbourne School of Population and Global Health University of Melbourne 
  • 8. Professor Bhajan Singh

    Chief Investigator (G)

    Consultant Physician Department of Pulmonary Physiology Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital 
  • 9. Professor Natasha Lannin

    Chief Investigator (I)

    Professor of Neuroscience Monash University 
  • Clin A/Professor Paul Talman

    Associate Investigator

    Neurologist Barwon Health
    Chair Australian MND Registry 

  • Dr Bec Sheean

    Associate Investigator

    Research Director FightMND
  • Dr Chris Kosky

    Associate Investigator (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital)

    Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
  • Dr Deanne Curtin

    Principal Investigator (The Prince Charles Hospital)

    Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Dr Gethin Thomas

    Associate Investigator

    Executive Director Research MND Australia
  • Dr Kate Carey

    Health Service Evaluation Researcher

    Health Service Evaluation Researcher Institute for Breathing and Sleep
    Honorary Fellow University of Melbourne
  • Dr Vinod Aiyappan

    Principal Investigator (Flinders Medical Centre)

    Respiratory & Sleep Physician Flinders Medical Centre
  • Ms Krisha Saravanan

    Research Assistant

    Research Assistant Institute for Breathing and Sleep
  • Professor Anne Holland

    Associate Investigtor - Implementation Science

    Professor of Physiotherapy Monash University & Alfred Health 
  • Professor John Wheatley

    Prinicipal Investigator (Westmead)

    Clinical Professor Sleep Medicine Westmead Clinical School Director Ludwig Engel Centre for Respiratory Research The Westmead Institute for Medical Research Sleep and Cancer Group
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