UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO'S WELLSLEEP RESEARCH GROUP AND IS AN ASSOCIATED INVESTIGATOR AND RESEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE NH AND MRC FUNDED AUSTRALASIAN SLEEP TRIALS NETWORK
Alister directs the University of Otago's WellSleep Research Group and is an Associated Investigator and Research Committee member of the NH and MRC funded Australasian Sleep Trials Network.
His research expertise and interests are:
The epidemiology and ethnic distribution of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in New Zealanders and its relationship to cardiovascular disease.
Improving access to sleep services and the evaluation of home based diagnosis and treatment pathways for OSA.
The use of randomised controlled research methodology to assess new treatment technologies including: oral appliance studies; heated humidification of CPAP and new modes of positive airway pressure (C-flex and Auto CPAP) and non-invasive ventilation.
Improving the understanding and awareness of sleep disorders.