Dr Alex Wolkow

Board Member

PhD, Research Fellow, Psychology, Monash University

Alex Wolkow 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 populations such as shift workers, with the overarching goal of leading research that aids these high-risk occupations in optimising the health of workers. Alex was awarded his PhD in 2016 from Deakin University where he investigated the impact of physical firefighting work and sleep restriction on firefighters’ acute physiological and psychological stress responses. After submitting his PhD, Alex was employed as a Project Officer with the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC). In 2016, Alex moved to Monash University to begin his postdoctoral training, which is where he is currently based. He currently manages the updating of the Sleep Health Foundation's catalogue of Fact Sheets, of which he is also a key contributor.