Dr Nathaniel Marshall
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Nat Marshall is an epidemiologist and clinical triallist specialising in sleep and sleep disorders, mostly sleep apnea, but he also has interests in insomnia, sleepiness, and sleep duration. He uses a wide variety of epidemiological research methods and designs including randomised controlled trials and population-based cohorts. Employing both objective and subjective measurement methods he and his team are attempting to measure the impact of disease, the effectiveness of a variety of treatments and investigate health system activity related to sleep. Nat tries to provide high-quality evidence-based information of direct and immediate benefit to both practicing clinicians and policy-makers.
Nat has undergraduate degrees in psychology and accounting, a postgraduate diploma in health sciences from the University of Otago and a PhD in public health, focused on clinical trials and related methodology from Massey University in New Zealand. He has over 10 years practical experience in designing, running, analysing, reporting and reviewing both pharmacological and non-pharmacological clinical trials and systematic reviews and meta-analyses of clinical trials in his specialist area of sleep medicine.
He continues to supervise and mentor multiple graduate students in epidemiology and clinical trials methodology in a research-led teaching environment through funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). He also publishes observational epidemiological studies using a wide variety of research designs, including from the influential Busselton Sleep Apnea cohort. Nat has authored over 50 published articles in the medical literature since 2003 and is a deputy editor of the Journal of Sleep Research.
He joined Sydney Nursing School in January 2012 as Senior Lecturer in Clinical Trials and is the Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate Clinical Trials Practice program.[Hide detail]
Sleepiness and sleep disorders
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Research student supervision of Honours, Master's and PhD in Sleep Medicine, epidemiology and clinical trials
Course Coordinator Clinical Trials Practice
NURS5066: Foundations of Clinical Trials (S1)
NURS5067: Measurement and Analysis in Clinical Trials (S2)
NURS5068: Clinical Trials in Practice (S2)
NURS5092: Capstone Clinical Trials (S1 & S2)
Current national competitive grants*
Modafinil for neurobehavioural dysfunction in sleep apnea patients who cannot use standard device-based treatments.
Marshall N, Grunstein R, Wong K, Yee B
NHMRC Project Grant ($423,984 over 3 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney
PhD and Masters' project opportunities
Sweden. (University of Gothenburg) Research collaboration in the Swedish Obese Subjects Cohort a controlled trial of weight loss surgery.
New Zealand. (University of Otago at Wellington) WellSleep Clinical Investigation Centre Drs Alister Neill, Angela Campbell and Jessie Bakker.
Sweden. (Karolinska Institute) Import of pediatric snoring with A/Prof Catarina Almqvist Malmros.
United Kingdom. (University of Warwick) A/Prof Saverio Stranges- commentary on epidemiological methodology in sleep medicine.
United Kingdom. (Oxford University and Manchester University) Prof Colin Espie & Drs Simon Kyle. Clinical research in insomnia.