Dr Bastien Lechat is a Research Associate at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health under the supervision and mentoring of Professor Danny Eckert. His PhD work addressed important knowledge gaps regarding the consequences of disrupted sleep on health, as well as using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence algorithms to detect and treat sleep disorders and their pathology more efficiently. He specifically focused on the impact of sleep fragmentation on health and developed new biomarker of brain activity during sleep predictive of all-cause mortality, sleepiness and cardiovascular health. Dr Lechat is <2 year post doctorate, yet his research program is rapidly developing, and aims to improve diagnostic and management of sleep disorders for all, using technology including machine learnings and wearables. He has collaborated with researchers and industry globally to find new ways of refining and improving clinical sleep medicine. He is particularly interested in understanding the physiological mechanisms, consequences and potential treatment target arising from night-to-night variability in obstructive sleep apnoea.
2018 – 2021 Doctor of Philosophy. Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University
2014 – 2017 B.Eng Engineering Science/Acoustics, Université du Maine, France
2022 Helen Bearpark Scholarship, Sleep Down Under, Brisbane
2021 Emerging Research Leader Award, College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University
2021 Best poster award, Emerging Leader showcase, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University
2021 PhD/Postdoctoral Award, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University
2021 Congress Grant, International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise
2020 New Investigator Award Finalist, Australasian Sleep Association
2020 Travel Grant, International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise
2019 Young investigator award, Adelaide Sleep Retreat
2019 Early Career Researcher Award, Adelaide Sleep Retreat
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