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Developing biomarkers of alertness: Biological determinants of vulnerability to alertness failure and biomarkers of alertness state

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posted on 17.07.2018, 04:44 by LEILAH KRISTINE GRANT
Sleep and circadian disruption are increasingly prevalent in today’s 24-hour society, due to sleep disorders, shift work and pressures on our time. These challenges have a profound impact on our safety and health, including an increased risk of sleepiness-related accidents. These negative outcomes could be prevented, however, if we had tools to measure and predict alertness levels more accurately. This thesis therefore aimed to develop biomarkers of alertness. The ability to predict alertness and intervene before an alertness failure occurs could directly reduce the risk of accidents and injuries, and their associated costs, and improve safety, performance and productivity.

History

Principal supervisor

Clare Anderson

Additional supervisor 1

Steven Lockley

Additional supervisor 2

Shantha Rajaratnam

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

Psychological Sciences

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences