Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Clinical Research Unit

About Us

Led by Prof Frank Thien, Director of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, and Alan Young Director of Sleep Services, the Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Clinical Research Unit has research interests in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, pneumonia, sleep apnoea, respiratory pharmacology, spirometry, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for respiratory disease.

Research in these areas is being conducted in a number of industry-sponsored as well as investigator-initiated and collaborative studies.

Our study coordinators, Irina Shinkarsky and Sue Dal Sasso have particular expertise in randomised placebo controlled clinical trials in COPD asthma and pulmonary fibrosis, with clinical monitoring, spirometry, bronchial challenges and pharmacokinetic studies.

Contact Us

For further information concerning our services or clinical trials, please contact Irina Shinkasky:
Phone:  +61 3 9094 96515 or +61 3 9094 9517
Fax: +61 3 9899 6810
E-mail: irina.shinkarsky@monash.edu