Dawn Elder

Professor Dawn Elder MB ChB, DCH, FRACP, PhD. 

Dawn is Head of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand and works as a paediatrician at Capital & Coast DHB Wellington. Dawn has clinical paediatric specialist qualifications in both neonatal medicine and paediatric sleep medicine and research interests in sleep and breathing in preterm and term infants as well as in the older paediatric age range.  Current active areas of research are measurement of sleep in primary school children in deprived and non-deprived environments and assessment of cardiorespiratory stability at neonatal discharge of preterm infants. Dawn also has research interests in SUDI and is a co-investigator on the New Zealand HRC-funded national SUDI case-control study. She is a member of the Paediatric Sleep Clinical Network associated with the Paediatric Society of New Zealand.


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