Sleep Seminar Series: Improving Sleep in School-Aged Children

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November 22, 2023 7:30 PM
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Is your child struggling to go to sleep or stay asleep at night?

Parenting can be challenging at the best of times, but pair its everyday struggles with a child with sleep issues and bedtime can be an overwhelming experience. In this webinar, Professor Harriet Hiscock and Dr Mandie Griffiths hope to give some context as to why your child may be struggling with sleep, why sleep is so important, and how to approach sleep challenges or improve sleep, whether at home or with professional assistance.

Professor Harriet Hiscock

Professor Harriet Hiscock is a consultant paediatrician and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. She is Associate Director, Research at the Centre for Community Child Health, Director of The Royal Children's Hospital Health Services Research Unit and Group Leader, Health Services at Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Harriet’s research focuses on developing, testing and implementing new approaches to (i) keep children out of hospital; (ii) reduce low-value (wasteful) care; and (iii) integrate health, social and education services to improve health and wellbeing for children, including those living with family adversity.

Dr Mandie Griffiths

Mandie Griffiths is a paediatric respiratory and sleep physician, working actively in both sleep disorders medicine as well as respiratory medicine. Mandie sees patients with all kinds of sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnoea, narcolepsy and the hypersomnias, behavioural sleep disorders, periodic limb movement disorder and children requiring respiratory support during sleep. Mandie is the current clinical lead in sleep medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital and runs the Sleep Unit there. She is also the Paediatric Clinical Lead at the Cabrini Brighton Sleep Unit.