After graduating in medicine from the University of Melbourne, Dr Barnes undertook post-graduate training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne which was completed in the US.
On her return to Australia, Dr Barnes took up a research appointment at the Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre and the Institute for Breathing and Sleep.
Dr Barnes’ current research focuses are: improving and simplifying the approach to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnoea, with an emphasis on involving community health practitioners; evaluating the cardiovascular risk associated with sleep apnoea; and risks of sleep disordered in pregancy.
In addition to these research interests, Dr Barnes runs a busy Sleep Clinic, has appointments to both the Senior Medical Staff at Austin Health and the University of Melbourne Department of Medicine, and is actively involved in supervision of post-graduate students. She has been a member of the Board of the Australasian Sleep Association since 2008 and is currently chairperson of the Conference Committee. She is also a founding Board member of the Sleep Health Foundation.
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