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Director, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Professor, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Flinders University

Professor Eckert is a sleep and respiratory physiologist. He is a Matthew Flinders Fellow within the College of Medicine and Public Health, Director of the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health at Flinders University and a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. He also holds adjunct appointments as Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales and Principal Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) in Sydney where he established the clinical and sleep research programs. From 2006 to 2012 he worked within the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston where he was an Assistant Professor. He leads a comprehensive basic sciences and translational research program that focuses on identification of the causes of sleep apnoea, optimisation of existing therapies, and development of new tailored therapies using novel respiratory phenotyping techniques. He has authored >100 peer reviewed publications in the leading sleep and respiratory medicine journals.


  • 2019–present
    Program director, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Flinders University
  • 2012–present
    Program director, Sleep, NeuRA
  • 2018–present
    Professor, University of New South Wales
  • 2017–present
    Senior research fellow, NHMRC


  • 2006 
    The University of Adelaide, PhD, Discipline of Physiology
  • 2002 
    The University of Adelaide, BSc (Hons)
  • 2000 
    University of South Australia, BAppSc (Human Movement)

Research Areas

  • Respiratory Diseases (110203)
  • Physiology (0606)