|Professor Rosemary Horne
Peter Blair, Chair of ISPID
Congratulations to Professor Rosemary Horne, who has received the Distinguished Researcher Award for 2018 at the meeting of the International Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant and Neonatal Death in Glasgow last week.
The award is made for outstanding contributions to research in the area of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy research as evidenced by the awardee’s international reputation in the area and publications in the field over a number of years.
Professor Horne heads the Infant and Child Health theme within the Ritchie Centre, Department of Paediatrics Monash University and Hudson Institute of Medical Research. Her research focuses on sleep in infants and children.
“My current projects are investigating mechanisms involved in the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), development of cardio-respiratory control in preterm infants and the effects of sleep disordered breathing on daytime performance and the cardiovascular system in children,” she said.
Professor Horne has an international reputation in her field and is the Chair of the Physiology working group of the International Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Deaths, Secretary of the International Paediatric Sleep Association, immediate past Chair of the National Scientific Advisory Group of Red Nose (formerly SIDS and Kids) and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sleep Research, Sleep and Sleep Medicine.
Professor Horne said she is extremely proud to be part of the leading paediatric sleep research group in Australasia (and second in the world), in terms of publications. Prof Horne has published more than 170 papers, and successfully supervised 15 PhD students and over 40 honours students.