Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

Program Lead

Professor Sean Drummond

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Sleep is increasingly recognised as the third pillar of good health, alongside diet and exercise. Our Sleep Program investigates the role of the internal biological clock in sleep, sleep disorders (like insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea), and a person's ability to adapt to unusual sleep patterns, such as shift work.

We are also investigating how sleep, body-clock disturbances and fatigue contribute to impairments in mood, memory and cognition, and disorders such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury.

Through our clinics we provide advanced treatments for sleep disorders. We are also continuously developing and testing new interventions ensuring that our findings are rapidly translated into improved sleep health.

We work in collaboration with industry to develop technologies to monitor alertness and body clock function in the work and clinical setting.