David White


Affiliation: Auckland Universoty of Technology
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Biomedical Engineer.
Research interest in the human upper airway and the nose in particular.
Recent research themes include modeling nasal air-conditioning during augmented air pressure breathing.
Multiple patent holder for respiratory devices, therapies and patient interfaces.


  1. White D, Al Jumaily A, Bartley J, Lu J. Correlation of nasal morphology to air-conditioning and clearance function. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2011;179:137-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Factors identified within the congested airway that favour enhanced mucocillary clearance were also identified. ..
  2. White D, Nates R, Bartley J. A pilot study of an in-vitro bovine trachea model of the effect of continuous positive airway pressure breathing on airway surface liquid. Biomed Eng Online. 2014;13:12 pubmed publisher
    ..716). These findings provide preliminary data that ASL supply is reduced by CPAP therapy which may explain the airway drying symptoms associated with this therapy. ..
  3. White D, Bartley J, Shakeel M, Nates R, Hankin R. Nasal airway responses to nasal continuous positive airway pressure breathing: An in-vivo pilot study. J Biomech. 2016;49:1887-1890 pubmed publisher
    ..During awake breathing, nCPAP disturbs the normal inter-nasal airflow partitioning. This could partially explain the adverse nasal drying symptoms frequently reported by many users of this therapy. ..
  4. White D, Nates R, Bartley J. Model identifies causes of nasal drying during pressurised breathing. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2017;243:97-100 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings from this investigation demonstrate that both nasal airways simultaneously experience severe ASL dehydration during pressurised breathing. ..

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