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Research Biography

Prof Catcheside is a respiratory and sleep physiologist at the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute Sleep Health (formerly the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health) located in a 6 bed sleep research facility in the Mark Oliphant Building. His training and background provide a unique mix of clinical research, technical and computing skills fundamental to the success of a broad range of detailed investigations into mechanisms and consequences of disturbed breathing and sleep. His current work is predominantly focussed on improving treatments and diagnostic methods for sleep breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea, problem snoring and central sleep apnoea, and on understanding mechanisms and consequences of disturbed sleep through respiratory problems or environmental noise exposure. Related interests in respiratory physiology and mechanics also seek to improve the understanding and assessment of increased inspiratory effort in other settings such as in asthma, COPD and in patients requiring ventilation in intensive care.

Research Interests

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Respiratory control
  • Arousal from sleep
  • Environmental noise effects on sleep
  • Upper airway neuromuscular control, reflexes and function
  • Cardiovascular disturbances to arousal from sleep
  • Central nervous system depressent effects of hypoxia
  • Daytime performance (such as driving)
  • Breathing sensations and cortical sensory processing of respiratory signals
  • Circadian physiology and tracking methods

Research Expertise

  • Sleep and respiratory physiology and measurements
  • Circadian physiology
  • Exercise and cardiovascular physiology

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Physiology (3)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Medicine (3)
  • Physiology (3)
  • Engineering (2)
  • Psychology (1)

Team Members

Education/Academic qualification


13 Apr 2000 → …

Certified Respiratory Function Scientist, Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science

1996 → …

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

3 May 1990 → …


  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Medical biosciences
  • Clinical

Supervisory Interests

  • Respiratory/sleep physiology
  • Neuromuscular physiology
  • Respiratory sensory processing
  • Cardiovascular physiology
  • Circadian rhythms, sleep and insomnia


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