Commenting on Sleep Research

Dr Alex Bartle’s team of health professionals at the SLEEP WELL CLINIC comment on current sleep research.

The commentary is available through subscription to a free e-mail newsletter service with a particular focus on relevance  for GP’s and family doctors.

The SLEEP WELL CLINIC was founded in 2000…

…to help people achieve quality sleep, and to promote the importance of good sleep to the New Zealand public, industry, and health professionals.

Senior Clinical Team

Dr Alex Bartle

Dr Alex Bartle MB, BS, FRNZCGP, Dip Obst,MM(Sleep Medicine)

Dr Bartle has been a General Practitioner for over 30 years and has a Masters degree in Sleep Medicine (Sydney University). Dr Bartle is a member of the Australasian Sleep Association and has been an invited speaker at their international conferences. Dr Bartle has presented research at the World Federation of Sleep Research Congress, is actively involved in developing Sleep Medicine education programmes for GP’s in Australia and New Zealand and is the NZ representative on the Asia Pacific Paediatric Sleep Association. Dr Bartle continues to research sleep disorders, lecture to national and international conferences, and publish on sleep issues. He regularly presents seminars to many NZ wide interest groups including government organisations and industry.

Associate Professor Lutz Beckert

Associate Professor Lutz Beckert MD, FRACP, MRCP (UK) Respiratory and Sleep Specialist Physician

Associate Professor Lutz Beckert is a Respiratory Specialist and registered Sleep Physician at Christchurch Hospital. He is also the Academic Head, Department of Medicine, and a Senior Lecturer at the Otago University Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is the Clinical Advisor at the Sleep Well Clinic and has a wide range of current research interests. Associate Professor Beckert is a member of the Australasian Sleep Association.


Alex MortlockAlex Mortlock BA(Hons), MA(Psyc), PG Dip(Clin.Psyc.)

Alex Mortlock is a registered clinical psychologist trained at the University of Canterbury. He specialises in cognitive-behavioural therapies for insomnia and other sleep disorders. His experience in a number of rehabilitation and health settings has given him the background to understand the biological, psychological, and interpersonal factors involved in sleep disorders. Alex is a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists and the New Zealand Pain Society.

Bryn Sparks

Bryn Sparks BSc, PG DipSc (neurophysiology)

As one of New Zealand’s few Sleep Physiologists Bryn established the first remote sleep service in 1995. Bryn has 20 years experience as a Sleep Technologist, including 7 years as Technical Director of Christchurch Hospital Sleep Disorders Unit. Bryn is a member of the Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association. Bryn is currently completing a PhD through Victoria University investigating the medicalisation of snoring and sleep apnoea.

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One Response to Commenting on Sleep Research

  1. Sleep Well Clinic August 6, 2013 at 5:06 am #

    Hi. This is a reply to your comment.

    Does that make sense?

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