Fiona Knapman


Research Assistant

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Fiona is a biomedical engineer working on two large-scale sleep apnea studies, led by Professor Lynne Bilston. These projects aim to investigate how the upper airway muscles work to stay open during sleep and whether these mechanisms are influenced by the electrical activity in the muscles, the sensation in the airway, and/or the size and shape of the muscles. The group is also examining whether or not new magnetic resonance imaging methods can predict whether a mandibular advancement splint will be an effective treatment for individuals suffering from obstructive sleep apnea prior to them committing to an expensive custom splint and lengthy trial time.