Associate Professor Craig Phillips (Macquarie University – Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie Medical School) is an NHMRC Research Fellow at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research. Most of his research has focussed on understanding how obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment impacts cardio-metabolic health using rigorously-designed randomised controlled trials.
New clinical trial work is focussing on weight loss as an alternative treatment for OSA and whether CPAP treatment reduces the risk for Type 2 diabetes. Other mechanistic studies are exploring how OSA impacts brain vascular function and cognition. A new NHMRC-funded study is also exploring how OSA might inhibit the clearance from the brain of toxic waste products that cause dementia.