Improving sleep health: the need for an interdisciplinary approach
|Starts:||16:00 19 Apr 2013|
|Ends:||17:00 19 Apr 2013|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Psychological Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, University staff|
|Speaker:||Professor Ron Grunstein|
Manchester Centre for Health Psychology Research Seminar
Speaker: Professor Ron Grunstein (University of Sydney)
Hosted by: Dr Simon Kyle
Venue: Turing seminar room, Coupland I building
The first in the series of 'Manchester Centre for Health Psychology' research seminars on Friday 19 April 2013 at 4.00 pm.
All are welcome and tea/coffee and biscuits will be available.
'Improving sleep health: the need for an interdisciplinary approach':
In 2006, the Institute of Medicine in the US produced a landmark report highlighting the impact of sleep loss and sleep disorders in society and how this challenge had to be answered by interdisciplinary research and clinical care. We established a Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS) in 2008 at the University of Sydney and examples of this interdisciplinary approach will be given in 3 disorders – sleep apnea, insomnia and parasomnias. The public health importance of sleep disorders will be emphasised as well as the importance of behavioural approaches in all these disorders.
Ron Grunstein is currently Professor of Sleep Medicine and head of the NHMRC Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS) at the Woolcock Institute, University of Sydney and the NHMRC Australasian Sleep Trials Network. He has been a Practitioner Fellow of the NHMRC since 2002.
Professor Grunstein is a consultant physician in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. He was awarded the Nathaniel Kleitman Award of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in 2011 and the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Australasian Sleep Association in 2010. He has Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degrees and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Sydney and a PhD from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Professor Grunstein was the President of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies (2007-11) that represents over 12,000 researchers and sleep clinicians globally and was President of the Australasian Sleep Association 1994-1997.
Professor Ron Grunstein
Role: Professor os Sleep Medicine
Travel and Contact Information
Turing seminar room
Coupland Building 1