Board Members

Moira Junge

Moira Junge

CEO Sleep Health Foundation and Director
Australian Sleep and Alertness Consortium (ASAC)
Doctor of Health Psychology, BA, Honours; D.Psych (Health).

Moira commenced her role as the CEO of the Sleep Health Foundation, and Director of ASAC at the beginning of 2022. Moira is a registered Health

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Helen Burdette

Helen Burdette

Executive Officer and
Company Secretary

As the Executive Officer of the Sleep Health Foundation Helen manages the day to day operations of the organisation and reports directly to the Board. She has quickly built an extensive network of experts in the sleep field and industry.

Helen has had

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Robert Adams

Robert Adams

Professor, 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

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Ashley Midalia

Ashley Midalia

Mr Ashley Midalia
Director - Government, Policy & Strategy, Australian Catholic University  

Ashley is Director of Government, Policy & Strategy at Australian Catholic University. Prior to joining ACU, Ashley served as Deputy Chief of Staff to then federal minister The Hon Chris

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Andrew Vakulin

Andrew Vakulin

A/Prof PhD, NHMRC R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellow (2019-2022), Assoc Prof Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health (AISH), Honorary Assoc Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

A/Prof Vakulin has research interest and expertise in investigating the impact of sleep loss and sleep

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Alex Wolkow

Alex Wolkow

PhD, Research Fellow, Psychology
Monash University
is a Research Fellow at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University. A major focus of his research is on understanding the role of sleep in the development of mental and physical health outcomes in high-risk

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Dorothy Bruck

Dorothy Bruck

Emeritus Prof, PhD
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

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Rita Harding

Rita Harding

Senior Marketing and Communication Executive

Rita Harding is a senior marketing and communication executive with more than 20 years’ experience in social change marketing supporting public policy outcomes across a range of areas including health, transport, the environment, education and regional

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Jennifer Low

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'

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Darren Mansfield

Darren Mansfield

Associate Prof, Deputy Chair

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

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Gemma Paech

Gemma Paech

PhD, Senior Sleep Scientist in the Adult Sleep Laboratory,
John Hunter Hospital

Gemma is the Senior Sleep Scientist in the Adult Sleep Laboratory at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle and a conjoint in the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle. In her current role she

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Shantha Rajaratnam

Shantha Rajaratnam

Professor, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University
Chair, Sleep Health Foundation

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

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Sleep Ambassador

Edwina Cornish

Edwina Cornish

AO FTSE

Professor Cornish obtained her PhD for research undertaken in the Biochemistry and Microbiology departments of the University of Melbourne. After working as a post-doctoral fellow in the Botany School of the University of Melbourne she joined the newly established plant biotechnology

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