Professor Peter Catcheside


College of Medicine and Public Health

place Mark Oliphant Building
Box 15, Mark Oliphant Building, Laffer Drive, BEDFORD PARK SA 5042

Prof Catcheside is a sleep and respiratory physiologist at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health: A Flinders Centre of Research Excellence located in a new 6 bed sleep research facility in the Mark Oliphant Building. His training and background provide a unique mix of clinical research, technical and computing skills fundamental to the success of a broad range of detailed investigations into mechanisms and consequences of disturbed breathing and sleep. His current work is predominantly focussed on improving treatments and diagnostic methods for sleep breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea, problem snoring and central sleep apnoea, and on understanding mechanisms and consequences of disturbed sleep through respiratory problems or environmental noise exposure. Related interests in respiratory physiology and mechanics also seek to improve the understanding and assessment of increased inspiratory effort in other settings such as in asthma, COPD and in patients requiring ventilation in intensive care.


BSc(Hons), PhD

Teaching interests
  • Respiratory/Sleep Medicine
  • Human Physiology
    • Respiratory
    • Sleep
    • Neuromuscular
    • Cardiovascular
    • Exercise
Supervisory interests
Cardiovascular physiology
Circadian rhythms, sleep and insomnia
Neuromuscular physiology
Respiratory sensory processing
Respiratory/sleep physiology
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Physiology (1)
Associate supervisor: Psychology (4), Medicine (2), Engineering (2)
Principal supervisor: Physiology (3)
Associate supervisor: Physiology (3), Engineering (2), Medicine (3), Psychology (1)
Further information

Further details on current projects and PhD scholarship opportunities are available via the Research and Volunteering page of the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health website. Current scholarships alre also available via a broad program of research currently being undertaken as part of the Commonwealth Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness Safety and Productivity outlined in the following attachment.

PhD Scholarship-CRC-Adelaide (docx)