Jennifer Walsh:

Use of medicinal cannabis for sleep & sleep disorders

Dr Jen Walsh leads the research and education teams at the Centre for Sleep Science (CSS) at the University of Western Australia and the sleep physiology research team at the West Australian Sleep Disorders Institute at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. 

Jen’s research focuses on investigating the causes of, and treatments for, sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnoea and insomnia. Since 2016 her research has included investigating the use of medicinal cannabis for the treatment of sleep disorders. 

Jen coordinates several post-graduate courses in sleep science and dental sleep medicine at CSS and has contributed to the training of more than 200 sleep scientists, sleep physicians and dentists who have completed these courses. Jen regularly consults on sleep health to a range of organisations including schools, private and government organisations, and community groups. She is a Board member of the Australasian Sleep Association is a proud and active member of the Australian Sleep Health Foundation.