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About Queensland Lung and Sleep Specialists (QCLASS)

QCLASS is a group of professionals who aim to provide accessible, comprehensive care to children with respiratory and sleep problems, in a multidisciplinary setting.


Dr Beth Shirley works with other health professionals when needed to provide holistic care all available under the one roof. 


The QCLASS team includes:


  • Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Specialists who are expert in treating asthma, cough and sleep issues such as sleep apnoea. These specialists require GP referral for an appointment and can organise specialist investigations such as sleep studies or bronchoscopy if necessary.

  • Psychologist

  • Practice nurse and educator

  • Physiotherapist

  • General paediatrician



Dr Beth Shirley, BSc, MBBS, FRACGP


Dr Shirley is a GP with a special interest in baby and child sleep and she has been working in this area for over 10 years. Dr Shirley did her medical qualifications at the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has done further training in breastfeeding medicine. She also has an interest in medical education and teaches medical students at the University of Queensland.


Sleep issues are complex and impact on the whole family. My aim is to work with families to develop a plan that will address their sleep concerns while also taking into account their parenting style and values. 

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