Associate Professor Rosemary HorneProfessor Rosemary Horne

Senior Scientist
Deputy Director, The Ritchie Centre
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow

Professor Rosemary Horne is one of four Deputy Directors of The Ritchie Centre. She is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and heads the Infant and Child Health Theme within The Ritchie Centre.

Her research interests focus on sleep in infants and children and current research 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 has received funding from the NHMRC and both national and international SIDS organisations to support her research. Findings of her studies have been incorporated into advice to parents for reducing the risk of SIDS.

Professor Horne has an international reputation in her field and is the Chair of the Physiology working group of the International Society for the Prevention of Infant Death. She is a Director of the International Paediatric Sleep Association and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sleep Research, Sleep and Sleep Medicine.

She has published more than 100 research and review scientific articles and has been an invited speaker at a number of national and international sleep and Sudden Infant Death research conferences.

Further information about Professor Horne can be accessed here.