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Professor Danny Eckert

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Professor Danny Eckert

Principal Research Scientist, NeuRA

Professor Danny Eckert

Principal Research Scientist, NeuRA


Professor Danny Eckert is Director of the clinical sleep research program at NeuRA and has been actively involved in human sleep and respiratory physiology research since 2001. In 2006, he completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide, based at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health. Professor Eckert was awarded the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Allen and Hanburys Respiratory Research Fellowship, followed by an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral studies.

After three years of postdoctoral training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, he was promoted to Faculty as Assistant Professor. In late 2011, Professor Eckert returned to Australia to establish a comprehensive sleep and respiratory physiology research program at NeuRA. His team is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge into the causes of sleep apnoea, development of new treatments and understanding the bi-directional relationship between sleep and the brain. Professor Eckert serves on the board of the Australasian Sleep Association, the peak profession body and is Chair of the Research Committee.

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