Meet Clare Ladyman. Clare is the Sleep Health Foundations inaugural winner of the Emerging Sleep Hero Award, which showcases up and coming sleep researchers. The Emerging Sleep Hero Award is a Sleep Health Foundation initiative which took place during the Sleep Health Foundation symposium at the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA)’s “Sleep Week 2020”.
We are excited to share Clare's research and presentation.
But first let's tell you something about Clare Ladyman.
Clare joined the Sleep/Wake Research Centre at Massey University, Wellington, on a doctoral scholarship in 2016. Prior to joining Sleep/Wake, Clare completed an undergraduate in Sports Science (Edith Cowan University) and a post-graduate diploma in Sleep Science (University of Western Australia). Clare’s PhD research findings highlighted the strong relationship between sleep and mental health throughout the extended perinatal period and the longitudinal sleep education pregnancy intervention for women at risk of depression relapse showed promise for improving sleep and minimising depression. The education material used in the intervention has been published as a book, titled “Sleeping Better in Pregnancy”, which provides sleep information and practical strategies to help women get the best sleep possible throughout pregnancy. In 2019, Clare won Massey University’s 3 Minute Thesis competition and progressed to the Asia Pacific 3MT final.