Current Projects

To give you an idea of what research is undertaken IBAS, we've listed some of the projects that are currently underway.   To help you if you have a more specific area of interest, the projects are listed separately depending on whether they have a respiratory or sleep focus.

Respiratory

Respiratory research focuses on conditions including asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer and the treatment of dyspnoea caused by a range of conditions.

Sleep

Sleep research focuses on circadian rhythm disturbances (including shiftwork), insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea.



SHiQ - COSAQSHIQ - COSAQ

Each year in Australia 260 people sustain a SCI, with over half losing full function in their arms and legs (quadriplegia). In addition to the primary disability, there is a very high rate of Obstructive...

Most influential respiratory paper of 2016 goes to Australian researchersMOST INFLUENTIAL RESPIRATORY PAPER OF 2016 GOES TO AUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS

An Australian study has been highlighted by the American College of Physicians as one of the most influential studies in respiratory medicine to be published last year.

Helping Victorians breathe and sleep easy - A New Centre of Excellence in Respiratory and Sleep MedicineHELPING VICTORIANS BREATHE AND SLEEP EASY - A NEW CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN RESPIRATORY AND SLEEP MEDICINE

With your support we will build a life-changing Centre of Excellence in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, improving quality of life and health outcomes for Victorians who struggle to breathe and sleep

Driver-fatigue test could stop drowsy people from getting behind the wheelDRIVER-FATIGUE TEST COULD STOP DROWSY PEOPLE FROM GETTING BEHIND THE WHEEL

A roadside test is being developed by Victorian researchers to identify tired drivers and keep them off the road.

Music is the best medicineMUSIC IS THE BEST MEDICINE

This project is developing a proof-of-concept online virtual reality platform designed to deliver telehealth group singing interventions for people with quadriplegia to improve respiratory function, voice, mood, and social connectedness.

Institute for Breathing and Sleep

Bowen Centre, Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg, Victoria, 3084

(03) 9496 5390

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