TEDX Perth 2018
How well do you sleep? In an age of electrical lighting, shift work, and 24-hour news cycles, many of us have sacrificed and compromised our sleep. Yet, to perform at our best, Ian Dunican believes we must approach sleep as a serious matter. In this talk, Ian concentrates our minds on the need for sleep and shares some tips on how to sleep better – and therefore perform better. Ian Dunican is a sleep researcher who helps business, industry and elite sports teams to achieve more through fatigue management and improved sleep. He is also an ultra-runner and has completed the Leadville 100 mile, a continuous off-road foot race in the Colorado Rockies where he ran for 27 hrs 42mins. He has completed numerous mountain ultra-runs in Australia and is a Brazilian jiu jitsu practitioner. Ian combines scientific research and operational leadership to work with industry and elite sports to manage fatigue and maximise productivity and performance. He has worked on projects all over the world including Mozambique, South Africa, Canada, USA, Australia and Mongolia. He also works with elite athletes in the Australian Institute of Sport, Western Force, Greater Western Sydney Giants and Perth Lynx. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community
UWA helping the Western Force battle jet lag
Researchers from the Centre for Sleep Science at The University of Western Australia are using novel technology to help the Western Force rugby union team reduce the effects of long-distance travel and optimise their performance in the upcoming Super Rugby competition.
Channel 9 News, “Let Teenagers Sleep in” Click here Jan 24th 2017
UWA media, “Let Teenage Athletes Sleep”
UWA media, ”Sleep in and Win”
Australian Institute of Sport “Water loading study launched at AIS”