Dr Jason Amatoury

Research Fellow
Westmead Clinical School
Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research

Telephone 02 8627 3333

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Biographical details

Dr Jason Amatoury has a background in computer and biomedical engineering (UNSW) with a PhD from the University of Sydney (Ludwig Engel Centre for Respiratory Research, Westmead Millennium Institute) in upper airway physiology and modelling. Upper airway dysfunction (collapse leading to airflow reduction/cessation) is the ultimate cause of a spectrum of sleep and breathing disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnoea. Jason’s doctoral work involved developing and utilising a variety of approaches to investigate the biomechanics of the upper airway and its surrounding tissues, including: physiological experimentation, imaging, and physical and computational finite element modelling. Jason continues to be involved in research on understanding the physiology/biomechanics of the upper airway using novel imaging, physiological measurement and analysis techniques.Jason also has a particular research interest in the measurement and quantification of snoring-associated neck tissue vibrations and their potential pathological impact on the carotid artery and surrounding pharyngeal tissues.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2014). Peri-pharyngeal tissue deformation and stress distributions in response to caudal tracheal displacement: Pivotal influence of the hyoid bone? Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(7), 746-756. [More Information]
  • Sowho, M., Amatoury, J., Kirkness, J., Patil, S. (2014). Sleep and Respiratory Physiology in Adults. Clinics in Chest Medicine, 35(3), 469-481. [More Information]
  • Narayan, J., Amatoury, J., Verma, M., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2013). Resetting the baroreflex during snoring: Role of resistive loading and intra-thoracic pressure. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 185(3), 489-496. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Amatoury, J., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2013). The upper airway’s next top model? Letter to the Editor in response to CrossTalk: The human upper airway does/does not behave like a Starling resistor during sleep. Journal of Physiology-Paris, 2013, 1-2.
  • Kairaitis, K., Verma, M., Amatoury, J., Wheatley, J., White, D., Amis, T. (2012). A threshold lung volume for optimal mechanical effects on upper airway airflow dynamics: studies in an anesthetized rabbit model. Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(7), 1197-1205. [More Information]
  • Narayan, J., Amatoury, J., Cho, J., Verma, M., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2012). Snoring effects on the baroreflex: An animal model. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 180(2-3), 342-351. [More Information]
  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2010). Onset of Airflow Limitation in a Collapsible Tube Model: Impact of Surrounding Pressure, Longitudinal Strain and Wall Folding Geometry. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109(5), 1467-1475. [More Information]

2014

  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2014). Peri-pharyngeal tissue deformation and stress distributions in response to caudal tracheal displacement: Pivotal influence of the hyoid bone? Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(7), 746-756. [More Information]
  • Sowho, M., Amatoury, J., Kirkness, J., Patil, S. (2014). Sleep and Respiratory Physiology in Adults. Clinics in Chest Medicine, 35(3), 469-481. [More Information]

2013

  • Narayan, J., Amatoury, J., Verma, M., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2013). Resetting the baroreflex during snoring: Role of resistive loading and intra-thoracic pressure. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 185(3), 489-496. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Amatoury, J., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2013). The upper airway’s next top model? Letter to the Editor in response to CrossTalk: The human upper airway does/does not behave like a Starling resistor during sleep. Journal of Physiology-Paris, 2013, 1-2.

2012

  • Kairaitis, K., Verma, M., Amatoury, J., Wheatley, J., White, D., Amis, T. (2012). A threshold lung volume for optimal mechanical effects on upper airway airflow dynamics: studies in an anesthetized rabbit model. Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(7), 1197-1205. [More Information]
  • Narayan, J., Amatoury, J., Cho, J., Verma, M., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2012). Snoring effects on the baroreflex: An animal model. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 180(2-3), 342-351. [More Information]

2010

  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2010). Onset of Airflow Limitation in a Collapsible Tube Model: Impact of Surrounding Pressure, Longitudinal Strain and Wall Folding Geometry. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109(5), 1467-1475. [More Information]

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