- To promote research collaboration and clinical practice in chronobiology including circadian physiology and its influence on the sleep-wake cycle, symptomology of circadian disruption, and the diagnosis and treatment of circadian rhythm sleep disorders.
- To provide expertise to colleagues and the general public on biological rhythms as they relate to sleep and waking alertness for the identification, management and prevention of circadian disruption.
- To contribute to the organisation of Annual Scientific Meetings of the Australasian Sleep Association.
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome [link]
19th Jan 15
Having a drink before bedtime might make you fall asleep a little faster. But the sleep you get after imbibing may not be so restful, finds a new paper in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
Building upon earlier research, Christian Nicholas and his colleagues at the University of Melbourne found that alcohol just before sleep can lead to poorer quality slumber.
10th Dec 14
“There is good evidence that sleep acts like a glue that holds memories together – that it’s important for memory consolidation, and the flip side, forgetting,” says Associate Professor Kurt Lushington, director of the Centre for Sleep Research at the University of South Australia.
24th Oct 14
On 17 October 2014, the outcomes of several major National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia funding schemes were announced. A total of 8 sleep and circadian related project grants were awarded.