Professor David Berlowitz
David joined the Board in April 2013.
David is a physiotherapist with the Victorian Respiratory Support Service who holds the University of Melbourne Chair in Physiotherapy at Austin Health. David was awarded his PhD in 2004 in which he discovered that acute cervical spinal cord injury results in sudden and severe obstructive sleep apnoea. David leads an international team of research collaborators, students and staff who examine the causes and treatments of sleep and breathing disorders in neuromuscular disease, especially in Spinal Cord Injury and Motor Neurone Disease. David has published more than 80 papers and attracted over $10million in research funding support. David’s other research interests include chronic disease management, registry development and program evaluation. David also serves on the Board of the Institute for Breathing and Sleep in Melbourne.
David holds a PhD, Post-Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Research) and Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy.