A/Prof Sutapa Mukherjee

Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, SA

Sutapa Mukherjee is a respiratory and sleep physician at the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network and in private practice. She holds an adjunct appointment as Associate Professor, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Flinders University. She is a sleep epidemiologist with particular interest in the genetics of sleep apnoea and sleep health.



Incoming President

Prof Garun Hamilton

Monash Health, VIC

Garun Hamilton is a Respiratory and Sleep Disorders physician at Monash Health, the Epworth Sleep Centre and Monash University. He is Director of Sleep Research at Monash Health, where he is also head of the Respiratory failure and Non-invasive ventilation service.  His research and clinical interests are broad and are spread across a range of sleep disorders.


Clinical Chair

Dr David Cunnington

Sunshine Coast Respiratory and Sleep ,QLD

Dr Cunnington is a specialist sleep physician at Sunshine Coast Respiratory and Sleep and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub ( His clinical practice covers all areas of sleep medicine, including snoring and sleep apnoea, disorders of sleepiness such as narcolepsy and hypersomnia and problems of getting to sleep and staying asleep such as insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders.

Clinical Chair roles and responsibilities

Conference Chair

Ms Teanau Roebuck
Alfred Sleep Service, VIC

Teanau is Chief Scientist at the Sleep Service at Alfred Health in Melbourne. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Neuroscience at Monash University.

Conference Chair roles and responsibilities


Education Chair

A/Prof Jasneek Chawla 

Queensland Children's Hospital, Brisbane

Dr Jas Chawla is a Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Specialist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane and Senior Lecturer with the Children’s Hospital Queensland-Clinical Unit, University of Queensland.  Jas is an active clinician researcher with a specific interest in sleep and ventilation in children with disability, the relationship between sleep and long-term outcomes in children and the development of additional tools for the diagnosis and management of paediatric sleep disordered breathing.

Education Chair roles and responsibilities

Finance Chair

Dr Melinda Jackson

Monash University, VIC

Melinda Jackson is an academic and Director of Research Impact and Engagement in the School of Psychological Sciences and Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health and a registered Psychologist.

Finance Chair roles and responsibilities


Membership Chair

Dr Jennifer Walsh
University of Western Australia & Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital 

Dr Jennifer Walsh Walsh is a Lecturer at the Centre for Sleep Science in the School of Human Sciences at UWA and also holds a position as a Research Fellow at the West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  

Research Chair

A/Prof Denise O'Driscoll
Monash University, VIC

Denise is the Chief Sleep Scientist for Eastern Health and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.

Research Chair roles and responsibilities


President, New Zealand Branch

Prof Barbara Galland

University of Otago, NZ

Barbara is a Research Professor at the Department of Women’s & Children’s Health at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. She has worked in children’s sleep health research since completing her PhD in 1989. Her research focuses on the impact of poor sleep across all paediatric age groups, with a current focus on adolescent sleep and the potential for later school start times to improve the health and wellbeing of senior students. 


Invited ANZSSA Representative

Mr Thomas Churchward
Austin Health, VIC, President ANZSSA

Tom is the Head Respiratory and Sleep Scientist at Austin Health in Victoria. He has diverse research and educational interests including measurement, physiology, and treatment optimisation.