Season 3, Episode 6 of Sleep4Performance welcomes Dr Raymond Matthews, a sleep and fatigue researcher at the Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre at the University of South Australia.
Dr Matthews’ research interests in sleep and fatigue stem from a background in the military. He completed his PhD in Psychology at the Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, as well as a BSc and BHSc with Honours in Psychology at the University of Adelaide.
After being awarded the Tony Winefield PhD Prize for the best PhD thesis, Dr Matthews undertook simulation-based research at the Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science, Central Queensland University. This was followed by a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Sweden. During his time in Sweden, Dr Matthews was also integral in the development, validation and deployment of cutting edge sleep technologies.
Dr Matthews leads research programs focused on the interactions of the sleep and circadian systems, the effects of sleep loss and shift work and the ways people protect themselves against fatigue-related errors using scheduling and countermeasures.
You can check out this extract from Rays’ PhD thesis titled: Sleep, Wake and the Internal Body Clock: Homeostatic and Circadian Interactions on Performance or email him for any further questions!