Associate Professor Danny Eckert has been actively involved in human sleep and respiratory physiology research since 2001. In 2006, he completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide, based at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health. He was awarded the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Allen and Hanburys Respiratory Research Fellowship, followed by an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral studies. After three years of postdoctoral training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, he was promoted to Faculty as Assistant Professor. In late 2011 Assoc Prof Eckert returned to Australia to establish a comprehensive sleep and respiratory physiology research program at NeuRA. Initially as a NHMRC Career Development Fellow and now as a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow he leads a dedicated team who continue to advance knowledge into the causes of sleep apnoea and develop new treatments. He currently serves on the board of the Australasian Sleep Association, the peak professional body and is Chair of the Research Committee.