Researcher biography

Dr Jasneek Chawla undertook her specialist training in Edinburgh UK, followed by a Paediatric Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the Mater Children's Hospital in Brisbane. She is now a Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and Senior Lecturer with the School of Medicine, University of Queensland. Dr Chawla is actively involved in clinical research and has been awarded a Queensland Advancing Clinical Research Fellowship for 2020 towards her PhD, evaluating the impact of sleep interventions on outcomes in children with Down syndrome. Her areas of research interest include sleep in children with disability, the relationship between sleep and long-term cognitive & behavioural outcomes in children and optimisation of the utilisation of continuous oximetry in infants with chronic neonatal lung disease. Dr Chawla is the deputy chair of the ASA conference committee and a member of the ASA Paediatric Council. She is the paediatric representative on the ASA/NATA Accreditation Advisory Committee and the ASA GP Education Sub-Committee. She is currently leading the revision of the TSANZ/ASA paediatric home ventilation guidelines and was involved in the recent working party developing a guideline relating to oximetry use for paediatric sleep disordered breathing.