Updated: Jun 16, 2020
The CRE is delighted to welcome our newest PhD student, Kylie Russo who has joined the CRE team at Bond University with CRE Chief Investigator Professor Nick Zwar. Kylie is an experienced sleep physiologist, specialising in paediatric sleep medicine. She has worked for over ten years managing a busy tertiary paediatric sleep centre in London, UK before returning to Australia at the start of 2020 to embark on her PhD journey. She is a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) and was an active member of the British Sleep Society, British Paediatric Sleep Society and the Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology before returning home.
She maintains her position on the British Thoracic Society group producing a Guideline for Paediatric Sleep Disorders in the UK. Her main research interests and expertise are investigating paediatric sleep related breathing disorders in all populations including children with underlying medical conditions, the utility and efficacy of sleep investigations, the development of sleep guidelines and investigating the role of healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and management of sleep related breathing disorders.
Her current research focus is to understand how paediatric sleep health issues are recognised within primary care in Australia and explore whether a resource for primary care practitioners to support recognition and management of paediatric sleep related breathing disorders can be feasibly implemented and can improve practice.