Assoc. Prof. Ching Li Chai-Coetzer

Flinders University

Associate Professor Chai-Coetzer is a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Flinders University and a Respiratory and Sleep Physician who is Clinical Lead of the Sleep Health Service, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. Her principal research interests are in sleep medicine clinical trials with a focus on primary care-based, health service delivery models for OSA, limited-channel sleep study testing, and optimising treatment adherence for OSA patients.


Associate Professor Chai-Coetzer completed her PhD in 2012 in which she evaluated a new program for delivering sleep apnoea services by GPs and practice nurses in the community. This work has formed the foundation for the National Centre for Sleep Health Services Research which aims to place primary care at the centre of sleep disorders service delivery. In recognition of her career accomplishments to date and potential significance of her research work to the sleep field internationally, she was awarded the highly prestigious American Thoracic Society 2015 James B. Skatrud New Investigator Award. She has served on the Board of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and as the ASA Education Committee Chair from 2017-2021.


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Assoc. Prof. Ching Li Chai-Coetzer