Jen Walsh

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

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

    6009 Perth


  • 1278 Citations
  • 19 h-Index
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Personal profile


Jen Walsh is a Lecturer at the Centre for Sleep Science in the School of Human Sciences at UWA and also holds a position as a 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 15 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.


External positions

Research Fellow, West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute


  • Exercise physiology
  • Head and body posture during sleep
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Sleep physiology
  • Upper airway behaviour
  • Upper airway imaging

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Research Output 2002 2019

Can upper airway collapsibility predict risk for post-operative adverse respiratory events in adults?

Walsh, J., Jivan, K., Robey, E., Maddison, K., Lawther, B., Hillman, D. R. & Eastwood, P., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Sleep Research. 28, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

Comparison of collapsibility of the human upper airway during anesthesia and during sleep

Maddison, K. J., Walsh, J. H., Shepherd, K. L., Bharat, C., Lawther, B. K., Platt, P. R., Eastwood, P. R. & Hillman, D. R., 14 Mar 2019, In : Anesthesia and Analgesia. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

REM Sleep
Eye Movements
1 Citation (Scopus)
74 Downloads (Pure)

The effect of temazepam on assessment of severity of obstructive sleep apnea by polysomnography

Walsh, J. H., Visser, C., Maddison, K., Bharat, C., Hillman, D. R. & Eastwood, P. R., Mar 2019, In : SLEEP AND BREATHING. 23, 1, p. 49-56 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
2 Citations (Scopus)

Prevalence of sleep disorders and sleep problems in an elite super rugby union team

Dunican, I. C., Walsh, J., Higgins, C. C., Jones, M. J., Maddison, K., Caldwell, J. A., David, H. & Eastwood, P. R., 29 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Sports Sciences. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Restless Legs Syndrome

Accuracy of wrist actigraphy improved by new tri-axial scoring algorithm

Slater, J., Walsh, J., Straker, L. & Eastwood, P., Oct 2017, In : Journal of Sleep Research. 26, p. 17-17 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

Projects 2009 2021