Professor Danny Eckert

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Research Interests

My research aims to improve understanding of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and respiratory disease pathophysiology, identify novel therapeutic targets, and develop new-targeted therapies. To do this, I lead a comprehensive translational research program. My team uses a variety of experimental approaches to measure upper airway neuromuscular control and respiratory mechanics in humans to advance knowledge of basic mechanisms through to multicentre clinical trials to test new therapies. I am most well-known for my respiratory phenotyping work which has led to a new precision medicine therapeutic framework to understand and treat OSA and for my research on the role of arousal mechanisms and hypnotics in OSA pathogenesis and treatment. This work has had a major impact in advancement of OSA pathophysiology and realignment of the therapeutic agenda for this common, chronic health condition. 

External positions

Director, Flinders University, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health

Senior Research Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council

Principal Research Scientist & Director of the Sleep Program, Neuroscience Research Australia

Conjoint Professor, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales

Honorary Affiliate, Woolcock Institute

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Research Output

An assessment of a simple clinical technique to estimate pharyngeal collapsibility in people with OSA

Osman, A. M., Tong, B. K., Landry, S., Edwards, B. A., Joosten, S. A., Hamilton, G., Cori, J., Jordan, A., Stevens, D., Grunstein, R., McEvoy, D., Catcheside, P. & Eckert, D., 24 Apr 2020, In : SLEEP. 11 p., zsaa067.

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  • Central apnea and decreased drive to upper airway motoneurons during high flow nasal cannula therapy

    Narang, I., Carberry, J. C. & Eckert, D. J., May 2020, In : Sleep Medicine. 69, p. 98-99 2 p.

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    1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Efficacy of a novel oral appliance and the role of posture on nasal resistance in obstructive sleep apnea

    Tong, B. K., Tran, C., Ricciardiello, A., Chiang, A., Donegan, M., Murray, N., Szollosi, I., Amatoury, J., Carberry, J. C. & Eckert, D. J., 15 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 16, 4, p. 483-492 10 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy does not alter tongue protrusion strength and fatigability in obstructive sleep apnea

    Wirth, M., Unterhuber, D., von Meyer, F., Hofauer, B., Ott, A., Edenharter, G., Eckert, D. J. & Heiser, C., 15 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 16, 2, p. 285-292 8 p.

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