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Research Biography

Professor Peter Eastwood is a Matthew Flinders Fellow; Director of the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI) and Dean (Research), College of Medicine and Public Health (CMPH), having commenced in both roles in November 2020. 

Professor Eastwood has made a significant contribution to research and leadership on sleep disorders and chronic lung disease.  He was the Director of The Raine Study, Deputy Director of the Institute for Respiratory Health and inaugural Director of the Centre for Sleep Science at the University of Western Australia.

Professor Eastwood collaborates with national and international institutes including University of Queensland, University of Sydney, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, University of Newcastle, University of Oxford, Johns Hopkins University, University of California, San Francisco, University of Pennsylvania and Karolinska Institute.  He has authored over 200 papers and is an inventor on 4 patents.

Professor Eastwood is the Asia/Australasia representative on the World Sleep Society Governing Council; and the immediate Past President of the Australasian Sleep Association.

Professor Eastwood is the Immediate Past Editor in Chief, Respirology; Deputy Editor, Respirology Case Reports and member of Editorial Board, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.  He is currently a member of several Industry Advisory Boards.

Research Expertise

  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Epidemiology

Research Interests

Professor Eastwood’s program of research focuses on understanding the underlying mechanisms, natural history and consequences of respiratory disease and sleep disorders; improving techniques to diagnose and treat them; and working with industry to translate novel therapies into practice.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Western Australia


Bachelor of Science, Lock Haven University



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