Dr Tracey Sletten is a Senior Lecturer and ARC Industry Fellow with the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health and School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University. Here she is Head of the Circadian Misalignment and Shift Work Laboratory.
Following her PhD, Tracey was awarded an EU Marie Curie Fellowship for postdoctoral training at the University of Surrey (UK). She has held a Visiting Research Fellow position with the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Dr Sletten is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost researchers in sleep and circadian disruption in shift workers, leading large-scale trials of sleep, circadian timing, alertness, and psychological health in multiple unique industry settings. This includes programs in nursing and medical staff, heavy vehicle drivers, manufacturing and expeditioners over-wintering in Antarctica. Dr Sletten is leading globally recognised research in the Australian aviation industry providing world-first sleep, circadian and alertness data in flight and cabin crew during the longest passenger flights in history.
Dr Sletten’s primary research interests focus on the adverse health and safety implications of sleep loss and circadian misalignment in healthy and sleep disordered populations, and on targeted interventions to improve sleep health.