Bhajan Singh

Dr, Clinical Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M309), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Bhajan obtained a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery from the University of Queensland, Australia in 1986. He trained as a General Physician at the Greenslopes Hospital in Brisbane and as a Respiratory Physician at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1995. He moved to Perth in 1996 where he trained as a Sleep Physician and completed a PhD (Distinction) in respiratory muscle physiology in 2003. He has been a recipient of the Australian Lung Foundation-Boehringer Ingelheim Chronic Airflow Limitation Fellowship and, on two occasions, the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ) John Reid prize for physiological research. His current appointments are (1) Head of Department, Pulmonary Physiology & Sleep Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, (2) Clinical Professor, School of Human Sciences, University of Western Australia, and (3) Director, West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute. He leads a productive academic clinical sleep disorders service. He publishes widely and speaks regularly at scientific meetings on various aspects of respiratory physiology and sleep medicine.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Physiology, PhD, The function of the human diaphragm as a volume pump and measurement of its efficiency

Award Date: 1 Apr 2014

Medicine, MBBS, University of Queensland

Award Date: 31 Dec 1986

External positions

Head of Department, Pulmonary Physiology & Sleep Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

1 Apr 2014 → …

Chairman, West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute

1 Apr 2014 → …


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