A/Prof Gillian Nixon is a paediatric respiratory and sleep physician with a 50% research appointment and 50% clinical practice. A/Prof Nixon's clinical practice at Monash Children’s Hospital is centered on the management of children with respiratory and sleep disorders, placing her in an ideal situation to both raise clinical questions for research and to translate research into practice directly. A/Prof Nixon's academic appointment is in the Department of Paediatrics, Monash University. She is also the Head of Paediatric Sleep Research in the Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre. A/Prof Nixon's research is focussed on improvements in the diagnostic and treatment pathway for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea in children, including developing simplified diagnostic tools and driving improvements in evidence-based treatment pathways. She has built cross-disciplinary collaborations and work with state government on related quality improvement projects regarding the management of the large number of children with snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea, a condition with significant negative effects on learning and development.
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