Dr Linda Schachter, Medical Director of Sleep Services Australia, has been a sleep and respiratory specialist for 16 years with an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders. Linda has a long-term research interest in the effects of obesity on sleep apnoea, lung function, asthma and the effects of weight-loss on these conditions. Linda has just finishing a trial in conjunction with Monash University, the Alfred hospital and Baker IDI looking at surgical vs medical weight loss in obese patients with severe obstructive sleep apnoea. Current ongoing trials include looking at causes of hypertension in obesity and changes with weight loss. She is a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australasian Sleep Association, American Sleep Association, American Thoracic Society and the Obesity Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Associate Professor Michael Stubbs has trained as a dentist and then specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with facial or jaw pain that is not derived from the teeth. Assoc. Stubbs also diagnoses and manages any disorder or disease involving the mouth or jaws and sleep apnoea/snoring disorders with the use of custom made dental devices.