Board Members

Dorothy Bruck

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Emeritus Prof Dorothy Bruck, PhD
Chair, Sleep Health Foundation

Professor Dorothy Bruck is a Professor of Psychology at Victoria University (Melbourne) and has been researching sleep and its disorders for over three decades. She has been involved in research on different aspects of sleep with colleagues in Germany, Britain and Canada and has over 100 referred publications covering issues such as narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep inertia, sleep in older adults and arousal thresholds to emergency signals.

Professor Bruck is also a clinician, practicing part-time as a sleep psychologist with a special interest in insomnia and disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness. She founded the Australasian narcolepsy self-help group, NODSS, in the mid 1980s and is current Chair and a founding Board member of the Sleep Health Foundation.

Darren Mansfield

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A/Prof Darren Mansfield

Darren Mansfield is a sleep disorders and respiratory physician who practices in all aspects of sleep disorders. He is the Director of the Sleep Service in the Monash Lung and Sleep Department of Monash Health, the Director of the Epworth Sleep Centre in East Melbourne and an adjunct A/Professor in the School of Psychological sciences Monash University. He has 20 years of experience in sleep medicine, completing a PhD in the field and continues to research in a range of areas within sleep medicine. He is an exponent of the view that multidisciplinary care has the capacity to achieve superior outcomes to that of the lone clinician, hence the creation of this novel service in insomnia.

Michael Rundus

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Michael Rundus - Bachelor of Business (Honours in Accounting), Graduate Diploma of Business (Information Systems), Chartered Accountant.

Michael Rundus is EY’s Advisory leader in Western Australia where he is responsible for developing the talent within his team of 150 professionals as well as ensuring quality service delivery to clients across the mining, education and government sectors. Michael is also EY’s Advisory Mining and Metals Market Segment Leader for Oceania overseeing ensuring that EY is connected, insightful and responsive to mining and metals clients.

Michael is a highly effective communicator who is able to adapt quickly and efficiently to the people and environment in which he is working. A key strength is being able to build rapport with all levels of stakeholder.

As the father of three children in a high paced industry, Michael has a personal interest in health and wellbeing, not only for his own personal work life balance, but also for his colleagues and his team, to which he plays an active mentoring role.

Moira Junge

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Moira Junge BA (Hons), D.Psych

Moira is a registered psychologist, having completed a Doctorate in Health Psychology. Health Psychology focuses on health behaviour change at an individual and population level. It is a unique specialty within psychology as it encompasses both health promotion and clinical health skills. She has over twenty years’ experience in the healthcare sector and has worked in the sleep disorders field since 1994. She is a founding member of the Behavioural Management of Sleep Disorders Committee within the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA). Moira was the recent Chair of the Insomnia and Sleep Health Council (2008-2015), also within the ASA. Moira has a range of clinical skills and a great deal of clinical experience and has complemented these with public education and health promotion skills. Her areas of expertise include sleep disorders, adjustment to illness, grief and loss as well as the psychological management of substance abuse. She is passionate about promoting the importance of good sleep health and this is the main reason for joining the Board of the Sleep Health Foundation.

Siobhan Banks

Dr Siobhan Banks

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sleep in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA.

Dr Siobhan Banks is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Sleep Research at the University of South Australia. Dr Banks received her Ph.D. from Flinders University of South Australia in 2004 and undertook a post doctoral fellowship with Professor David Dinges at the University Of Pennsylvania before joining the faculty in the School of Medicine as a Research Assistant Professor in 2006. In 2009 she returned to Australia with a Fellowship for Women in Science from the University of South Australia, to continue her work investigating the impact of sleep loss on health and performance. Dr Banks’ recent research has focused on the impact of chronic sleep restriction and recovery sleep opportunities on neurobehavioral and physiological functioning in both patient populations and healthy individuals. This research has been funded by the NIH, The US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Space and Biomedical Research Institute through NASA, Beyond Blue, SA Department of Health and Aging and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). Dr Banks is on the editorial board of the specialty journal SLEEP, and has recently been awarded a South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award (2010) and the USA Sleep Research Society Young Investigator Award (2011).

Jennifer Low

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Jennifer Low
Associate Director
Work Health & Safety and Workers’ Compensation Policy
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Jennifer acts as a leading advocate for employers in the design, implementation and operation of Australia's national and state legislative frameworks governing WHS and workers' compensation. She is an appointed member of a number of Federal advisory committees for Workers’ Compensation, Work Health and Safety, Mental Health and Health. With primary qualifications in psychology and safety, Jennifer’s expertise is in workplace psychosocial issues, behavioral safety, workers’ compensation and safety leadership and culture.

Shantha Rajaratnam

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Professor Shantha Rajaratnam

Professor, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University.

Shantha Rajaratnam was awarded his PhD degree from Monash University in 1998, and completed a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2000. He undertook postdoctoral training at the Centre for Chronobiology at the University of Surrey, UK from 2000-2002, where he investigated human sleep-wake regulation, in particular the role of melatonin. In 2004 he took up a visiting academic position at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA. He returned to Monash in 2006 and established the Monash Sleep Network (now serving as the Chair of its Executive Committee), which combines scientific and clinical expertise in sleep research within the University and the affiliated hospitals. He continues to hold an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and holds an adjunct research appointment at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. He is a registered psychologist, Chartered Psychologist in the UK and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Anthony Williams

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Anthony Williams has extensive experience and a proven track record in clinical research and business development.

As a team leader with international, national and regional roles, Anthony has expertise in research management, financial modelling, corporate governance, intellectual property management and contract development. He is an output focused operator with exceptional project management, communication and negotiation skills.

He has worked in the area of sleep and alertness for over fifteen years and has developed extensive networks and relationships across industry and academia, both in Australia and internationally.

Jason van Schie

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Jason van Schie BPsych (Hons) MApp Psych (Org)

Jason van Schie is the founder and Managing Partner of People Diagnostix, a firm of psychologists focused on delivering psychoeducational consulting and training services to organisations across Australia. He holds a Masters of Applied Psychology (Organisational), and has been working as a registered psychologist in Australia since 2005. Since 2007, Jason has presented training courses on the topics of sleep health and fatigue risk management in every state in Australia.

In this time he has personally been able to assist as many as 20,000 people understand more about the importance of sleep and how to improve the sleep they obtain for optimal health, safety and productivity.

Robert Adams

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Professor Robert Adams, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP (London)

Robert Adams is Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Flinders University and Consultant Physician in Respiratory and Sleep Services at Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. He is a specialist respiratory and general physician with extensive experience in public health, clinical epidemiology and health services research. He completed post-doctoral training at the Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School and until recently was Professor in the Discipline of Medicine at The University of Adelaide.

Prof Adams has extensive experience with large population based cohort studies, including The North West Adelaide Health Study (NWAHS) and he leads the Sleep Program in the Male Androgen, Inflammation, Lifestyle, Environment and Stress (MAILES) study, one of the largest studies worldwide of sleep health in the community. He is a Chief Investigator of the NHMRC CRE National Institute for Sleep Health Research, which aims to develop the ability of the healthcare system to manage sleep disorders and improve sleep health, with a  particular focus on enhancing the capacity of primary care. He was the Inaugural Chair of the South Australian Health Literacy Alliance and is a Council Member of the Australian Patient Safety Foundation.