Jen Walsh

Dr, MSc, PhD W.Aust., BSc PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth


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Jen Walsh is the Director of the Centre for Sleep Science in the School of Human Sciences at UWA and also holds a position as a Senior Research Fellow at the West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Her early training included exercise physiology, vascular endothelial function and cardiac rehabilitation.  For the past 20 years however she has focused her career on the physiology of sleep, investigating the causes of, and treatments for, sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnoea and insomnia. 

Since 2009 Jen has also been heavily involved in the development and teaching of post-graduate courses in sleep science and dental 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

External positions

Research Fellow, West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute

Research expertise keywords

  • Sleep physiology
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • OSA
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Sleep disorders
  • Upper airway behaviour
  • Upper airway imaging
  • Head and body posture during sleep
  • Insomnia
  • Cannabis research
  • Exercise physiology
  • Fatigue management
  • Sleep and fatigue
  • Sleep disorder treatment
  • Cannabinoids
  • Medicinal cannabis


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