In our last Sleep Seminar Series event for the year of 2022 before Christmas break, Prof Peter Cistulli hosted a discussion on "The Future of Sleep." This webinar placed a focus on how the sleep field is evolving within the health and wellbeing sector, especially as a preventative health measure, and how we can expect technological advancements to more accurately identify and measure sleep and sleep disorders.
Professor Peter Cistulli is a clinician researcher with 30 years’ experience in the fields of respiratory and sleep medicine. He is Professor of Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney, and holds the ResMed Chair. He leads the Sleep Research Theme within the multidisciplinary Charles Perkins Centre, and holds a prestigious NHMRC Leadership Fellowship to support his research. He is also Clinical Director of the Sleep Medicine Program in the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.
His thematic research has focussed on the causes of sleep related breathing disorders and their treatment, with particular reference to oral appliance therapy. He has received national and international awards for his academic contributions to the sleep field including his recent election in 2021 to Fellowship of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand, in 2020 to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and in 2019, election to Fellowship of the American Thoracic Society and received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Lifetime Honorary Membership as Fellow of the European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is a former President of the Australasian Sleep Association and a former board member of the Sleep Health Foundation