Dr Yun Hwang

Following his neurology training in Australia, Yun completed a cognitive neurology fellowship at Dementia Research Centre, University College London, primarily working with Profs Martin Rosser and Jason Warren. Yun commenced his PhD at the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney, examining sleep disturbances as a biomarker in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia.

Forefront Group: FRONTIER Research Group


Prof James Burrell, Prof Olivier Piguet, and Prof John Hodges

Affiliate Organisations

University of Sydney, Central Coast Local Health District, Central Coast Neurosciences, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, American Academy of Neurology European Academy of Neurology, Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists, Health Education and Training Institute, Specialist Medical Review Council

Neurodegeneration of interest:

AD, bvFTD, PPA, Parkinson’s Disease, parkinsonian+ syndromes, sleep disorders, leukodystrophy


  • Cognition
  • Neuropathology

Specific Skills:


Project - FuTONS: FrontoTemporal dementia – Observational Notes on Sleep

Project tag with a disease

Sleep disorders and bvFTD

Research Project Description

  • Examining sleep disturbances and assessing its impact on the patients with bvFTD and their carers utilising
    • Sleep questionnaire
    • Actigraphy
    • Formal polysomnography

Key Publications from this project

  • Yun Tae Hwang, Olivier Piguet, John R. Hodges, Ron Grunstein, James R. Burrell. Sleep and orexin: A new paradigm for understanding behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia? Sleep Medicine Reviews, Volume 54, 2020