Australasian Sleep Association Board 2014 / 2015

Please contact a board member through the Executive Officer:

Australasian Sleep Association
114/30 Campbell St
Blacktown, NSW 2148

or

Email: stephanie@sleep.org.au

President:

Prof Nicholas Antic
Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health & Flinders Medical Centre, SA

President Elect:

Dr Maree Barnes
Institute for Sleep & Breathing, Vic


Clinical Chair:

Dr Garun Hamilton
Monash Medical Centre


Conference Chair:

Dr Sarah Biggs
The Ritchie Centre, Vic


Education Chair:

Dr Alan Young
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Box Hill Hospital, Vic


Finance Chair:

Dr Mark Howard
Austin Health, Vic


Membership Chair:

Dr Sadasivam Suresh
Mater Childrens Hospital, Qld


Research Chair:

Dr Danny Eckert
Neuroscience Research Australia, NSW


ASTA Representative:

Dr Angela Campbell
Bowen Hospital, Wellington, NZ


New Zealand Representative:

Dr Michael Hlavac
Christchurch Hospital, NZ


Secretariat


Executive Officer/Company Secretary:

Stephanie Blower
Australasian Sleep Association, NSW
stephanie@sleep.org.au


Administrative Officer:

Helen Burdette
Australasian Sleep Association, NSW
admin@sleep.org.au


Communications Officer:

Gaurika Bhalla
Australasian Sleep Association, NSW
communications@sleep.org.au


Conference/Membership Officer:

Mischka Yates
Australasian Sleep Association, NSW
conference@sleep.org.au
membership@sleep.org.au

Latest News

  • Cognitive Strategies in the Treatment of Insomnia: Why and When?

    19th Mar 15

    Registration for the next ASA webinar is now open! The webinar will be presented by Dr Melissa Ree.

    For more information click here

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  • Drinking alcohol before going to sleep reduces chances of feeling rest

    17th Mar 15

    Although drinking alcohol before bed can induce drowsiness, it is proven to disrupt the quality of rest and have negative effects on brain function the next day, according to new research.

    Scientists say that, although drinking alcohol can act as a sedative, it can increase activity in the frontal section of the brain and hamper the chances of deep restorative sleep.

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  • Melatonin and Children

    16th Mar 15

    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research paediatric sleep specialist Dr Chris Seton said melatonin was a better alternative to the antidepressants and blood pressure medication that some parents are using and which caused severe side effects.

    Australasian Sleep Association board member Sadasivam Suresh said studies had been conducted into melatonin and none had found it to be unsafe, but more evidence into its long term effects was needed. As a paediatrician, he prescribed it for short-term use.

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