The Woolcock Clinic is a private medical facility.We specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep and breathing disorders. Many of the Woolcock Clinic doctors are leading-edge researchers who investigate new treatments, causes and ways to prevent these diseases occurring, putting them at the forefront of medicine. The following doctors work at the Woolcock Clinic. All of our doctors are available for consultation at Glebe.
Dr Delwyn Bartlett Psychologist and Insomnia Specialist
Delwyn is the Co-ordinator, Medical Psychology, Sleep and Circadian Group, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research. She is also a Health Psychologist at St Vincent’s Clinic and Hornsby Sleep Centres. Originally trained in nursing, Delwyn graduated with honours in Psychology from Macquarie University and is recognised as a specialist in behavioural sleep medicine. She completed her PhD in neurobehavioural and neurobiological effects of sleep apnea at the University of Sydney. Delwyn has a strong interest in behavioural management of insomnia. Her current research and clinical interests include the treatment of insomnia with individual and group intervention programs.
Dr Chris Blackwell Psychiatrist
Dr. Chris Blackwell is general adult psychiatrist in private practice with eclectic interests and a long standing interest in sleep and insomnia and their intimate relationships with all psychiatric illness and general psychological development. Chris trained at the University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and has worked for the Central Sydney Area Health Service (as it was then) including Rozelle Hospital and in the community, particularly in Canterbury
Dr Peter Buchanan Sleep and Respiratory Physician
Dr Buchanan is a Senior Staff Specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Liverpool Hospital and a Consultant Sleep Physician at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Peter completed his undergraduate training at the University of NSW, had post-graduate training in Auckland, New Zealand and the Southampton General and Brompton Hospitals, United Kingdom. He also completed an MD degree at the University of NSW. He has research interests across a range of sleep disorders.
Dr Andrew Chan Sleep and Respiratory Physician
Dr Andrew Chan is a Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician, and a member of the Sleep and Circadian Research Group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research. He is a Staff Specialist in the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. Dr Chan is a graduate of the University of Adelaide. He completed specialist training at the St George Hospital and the Royal North Shore Hospital. He has a PhD from the University of Sydney for his research into the use of oral appliances for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea.
Professor Peter Cistulli Oral Appliances, Sleep and Respiratory Physician
Dr Cistulli is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of Discipline of Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney and Head of the Centre for Sleep Health & Research at Royal North Shore Hospital. He has 18 year’s experience in clinical and research sleep medicine and has developed an international reputation for his research on the inter-relationships between upper airway disorders and oral biology (dentistry), resulting in novel approaches for diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea (e.g. oral appliances). His academic contributions to the field have earned him the Pierre Robin and Honorary Member awards from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr Amanda Gamble Clinical Psychologist
Amanda is a research fellow and a clinical psychologist specialising in the treatment of sleep disorders in children and adolescents. Amanda’s research is focused on understanding the links between sleep and emotional disorders in young people, and on developing effective treatment and prevention programs. Amanda completed her Masters degree, PhD and post-doctoral training at the Centre for Emotional Health (Macquarie University) where she worked for 10 years in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and insomnia. Amanda has authored papers investigating the overlap of sleep problems and anxiety in young people and currently runs the Insomnia Program for Young People at the Woolcock Institute.
Professor Ron Grunstein Sleep Medicine Physician
Dr Grunstein is the Head of Sleep and Circadian Research Group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and has been involved in sleep medicine, both in hospital and private practice, for more than 20 years. He is also Co-Chief Investigator, NHMRC Centre for Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney; President of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies; Head, NHMRC Australasian Sleep Trials Network; and, Consultant Physician at Royal Prince Alfred and St Vincent’s Hospitals. Ron has Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degrees, a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Sydney; and a PhD from the University of Göteborg, Sweden. He is an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow with clinical and research interests in epidemiology and treatment outcomes in sleep disorders.
Dr Megan Kalucy General Adult Psychiatrist
Dr Kalucy is a general adult psychiatrist. She studied medicine at the Flinders University of South Australia, graduating with honours and the University Medal. Since completing postgraduate training in psychiatry at Prince of Wales Hospital she has worked in a variety of clinical and research roles in Sydney and the UK. She has a strong interest in epidemiological research and is currently completing a PhD in population mental health. Other clinical interests include early psychotic illness and the interactions between physical and mental illness.
Dr Richard Lee Sleep and Respiratory Physician
Dr Richard Lee is a Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician. He is a Staff Specialist in the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Gosford Hospital. He is also a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in the Sleep and Circadian Research Group. Dr Lee completed specialist training at the St George Hospital and the Royal North Shore Hospital. He has a PhD from the University of Sydney for his research about craniofacial phenotyping in obstructive sleep apnoea.
Ms Dianne Richards Psychologist and CPAP Specialist
Dianne Richards is a Consultant Psychologist at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and Woolcock Clinic. Dianne has worked closely with Delwyn Bartlett to pioneer the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to increase acceptance of and adherence to CPAP as a treatment for sleep apnea. Dianne also contributes to the delivery of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research’s group Insomnia Workshops and sees individuals with Insomnia who require a behavioural treatment.
Dr Nicholas Stow Ear Nose Throat Surgeon, Nasal and Sinus Surgeon
Dr Nicholas Stow is an Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon who trained throughout NSW. He has recently returned to Sydney after completing 2 years of subspecialty Fellowship training in Sinus and Nasal Surgery (Rhinology) in Switzerland and New Zealand. His main interests are sinusitis, allergic rhinitis and sleep-disordered breathing."
Dr Keith Wong MBBS MMed (Clin Epi) PhD FRACP
Dr Wong is a sleep and respiratory physician, affiliated with the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. At the Woolcock Multidisciplinary Clinic Dr Wong sees patients who are participants of research studies with the Woolcock Institute. His interests include the design and interpretation of research studies that evaluate the diagnosis and treatment of sleep and respiratory disorders.
Associate Professor Brendon Yee Sleep and Respiratory Physician
Dr Yee is a staff specialist in respiratory and sleepmedicine and Medical Director of the Respiratory Failure Services at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He is also Consultant, Rural Outreach Services in Sleep and Respiratory Medicine in Central Western NSWand Chair of the Professional Standards Committee of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Brendon is a graduate of the University of Otago, New Zealand, and completed a sleep fellowship in Wellington,New Zealand and then Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He has a PhD from his research on the metabolic effects of sleep apnea and the effect of weight loss and is a previous Young Investigator Award Winner of the Australasian Sleep Association.