Board Members

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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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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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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Michael Rundus

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

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Dr Moira Junge

Dr 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

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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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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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Dr Gemma Paech

Dr 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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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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Dr Alex Wolkow

Dr 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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Helen Burdette

Helen Burdette

Executive Officer

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 extensive experience

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Dr Andrew Tucker

Dr Andrew Tucker

Director, Australian Sleep and Alertness Consortium

Andrew has over 17 years’ experience spanning institutional R&D, industry innovation and commercialisation, developing solutions and capabilities in the areas of sleep health, wellbeing, performance and workplace safety.

Andrew is currently

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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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