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Individual Predictions of Circadian Rhythms, Sleep and Alertness

The overarching goal of this project is to understand the different mechanism of individual variability in biological timing (both endogenous and environmental) and develop tools fo more...

Supervisor(s): Postnova, Svetlana (Dr)

“Local Sleep” in the Awake Brain: An Underlying Cause of Neurobehavioural Deficits in Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Snorers who are easily distracted and struggle to focus on the job might have a new culprit to blame: Napping neurons. We are investigating why so many of the nation’s snore more...

Supervisor(s): D’Rozario, Angela (Dr)

The Physics of Shift Work

This project will investigate how shiftwork affects sleep and cognitive performance and what strategies can be used to optimize shiftworkers’ wellbeing. more...

Supervisor(s): Postnova, Svetlana (Dr)

The Physics of Jetlag

This project will investigate how transmeridian flying affects circadian clocks, sleep and health and develop new strategies to minimize jetlag. more...

Supervisor(s): Postnova, Svetlana (Dr)

Community based study of health effects of infrasound

A team of investigators at the Woolcock Institute have been funded by the NHMRC to evaluate any health effects associated with wind turbine simulated infrasound. Infrasound is belo more...

Supervisor(s): Toelle, Brett (Dr)

Light Colour and the Body Clocks

This project aims to advance our understanding of the effects of light on the body clocks and develop a detailed biophysical model of circadian photoreceptor system that is responsi more...

Supervisor(s): Postnova, Svetlana (Dr)

Clinical and community applications of placebo and nocebo effects

Over the last two decades, a wealth of experimental studies has helped us to uncover the psychological mechanisms of placebo and nocebo effects. But a critical remaining question is more...

Supervisor(s): Colagiuri, Ben (Associate Professor)

Novel metrics to quantify patterns of medication use in asthma

This project explores patterns of medication usage and adherence and their relationship with clinical outcomes in asthma, using novel metrics to describe patterns over time. more...

Supervisor(s): Thamrin, Cindy (Dr), Reddel, Helen (Professor)