Sleep4Performance Podcast
Season 6, Episode 12 with Dr Meeta Singh

Season 6, Episode 12 with Dr Meeta Singh

October 13, 2021

In this episode, we welcome back Dr Meeta Singh (MD)

Meeta combines her deep scientific expertise with extensive real-world experience working with world-class performance organizations to produce Integrated Sleep Optimization Programs tailored to the unique needs and conditions of individual clients to help them optimize their personal and professional performance. Dr Singh has served as a consultant for multiple NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, Olympic and college sports teams, as well as large organizations, CEOs and C-suite executives, all seeking to optimize their competitive performance.

Head over to http://www.meetasinghmd.com/

or email Meeta at inquiries@meetasinghmd.com 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au 

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Combat Sports Series: Episode 2 w Chris Kirk & Dr Carl Langham Evans, training load in MMA athletes

Combat Sports Series: Episode 2 w Chris Kirk & Dr Carl Langham Evans, training load in MMA athletes

September 23, 2021

In this episode, I speak with Chris Kirk and Carl Langham Evans. We discuss their recent paper led by Chris titled “Quantification of training load distribution in mixed martial arts athletes: A lack of periodisation and load management.” Read all about it here for free https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0251266

Chris is a PhD student at LJMU researching the training loads and effects of preparing for competition in mixed martial arts (MMA). Chris has published academic journal articles consistently since 2014, looking into the performance and anthropometrical characteristics of MMA participants at the regional, national and international levels. Alongside his PhD studies he is also actively involved in collaboration with researchers based in Sao Paulo (Brazil), focusing on the effects of training in a range of combat sports. He has over a decade of teaching and lecturing experience in FE and HE institutions, specialising in physiology, strength & conditioning and research methods.

He is currently responsible for lecturing on, leading and writing several modules at Sheffield Hallam University on levels 4-7, having previously worked at the University of Derby. Dr Carl Langan-Evans is currently a Post Doctoral Research Fellow and the former Head of Sport Science Support Services/ Strength & Conditioning at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). As a former elite athlete in the sport of Taekwondo, Carl was originally involved with the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences via the LJMU Sport Scholarship programme from 2004 until 2008. During this time, Carl received a number of support services in the areas of strength & conditioning, physiology, psychology and nutrition to aid his competitive goals and this ultimately led to him becoming interested in working within the discipline.

Continuing his affiliation with the School, Carl completed his PhD in applied sport physiology and nutrition with a mixed-method approach undertaking five qualitative and quantitative, laboratory and field-based investigations jointly examining and intervening in making weight strategies for combat sport athletes. Carl’s current post-doctoral research is funded by the sport nutrition company Science in Sport (SiS) and is specifically focused on examining the formulation and modulation of ergogenic nutritional aids for combat sport performance. Alongside his university role, Carl consults with a number of professional and Olympic combat sports athletes inclusive of those in the UFC, Bellator, Cage Warriors mixed martial arts promotions, boxing and taekwondo.

Combat Sports Series Episode 1 w Dr Israel Halperin augmented feedback to fighters

Combat Sports Series Episode 1 w Dr Israel Halperin augmented feedback to fighters

September 9, 2021
Dr Israel Halperin Completed his PhD in 2017 at the School of Medical and Health Sciences in Edith-Cowan University, Australia. His PhD thesis focused on augmented feedback as a tool to improve athletic performance, for which he was awarded the most outstanding PhD thesis in the School of Medical and Health Sciences. During his PhD period, Dr Halperin worked as a sports scientist in the Australian Institute of Sport. His role was to monitor, consult and assist the Olympic combat sports teams prepare for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Dr Halperin then joined Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, as a postdoctoral researcher for one year. He continued investigating the effects of feedback on physical performance. Dr Halperin published over 25 peer-reviewed articles and presented his work in over 15 international conferences. His studies have been cited over 350 times and are regularly covered on popular websites Recently, he was voted as one of the top ten sports scientists who strength coaches should know by Simplifaster.com. Dr Halperin has an extensive coaching background working with many national and international level athletes from a variety of sports. In addition, he works as a sports science consultant for the national Taekwondo and Muay-Thai coaches.
 
 
Twitter @Israel_Halperin
 

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Special Series on Sleep Disorders and Problems: Episode 3 Remote Polysomnography Technology with Dr Amy Bender

Special Series on Sleep Disorders and Problems: Episode 3 Remote Polysomnography Technology with Dr Amy Bender

August 13, 2021

In this episode, Amy and I discuss Remote Polysomnography Technology. Specifically, we discuss the technology available at Cerebra Health https://www.cerebra.health/ Amy is a past guest on S4P and I would highly recommend checking out her previous episode in relation to sleep and sports. 

Dr. Bender is Director of Clinical Sleep Science at Cerebra Medical and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. She received her PhD and Master of Science degrees in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University specializing in sleep EEG. She has helped develop the only validated sleep screening tool for athletes and has implemented sleep optimization strategies for numerous Canadian Olympic and professional teams. Her current interests focus on how to help people sleep better by improving sleep disorder treatments with more precise digital sleep metrics. She was a former college basketball athlete, did an Ironman in 2009, and currently chases her 3 young kids around.    

Follow Amy @sleep4sport on Twitter or on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dramymbender/ 

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Sleep4Performance Seminar, Session 4 Speaker line up and overview of talks

Sleep4Performance Seminar, Session 4 Speaker line up and overview of talks

July 27, 2021

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Sleep4Performance Seminar, Session 3 Speaker line up and overview of talks

Sleep4Performance Seminar, Session 3 Speaker line up and overview of talks

July 27, 2021

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Sleep4Performance Seminar, Session 1 Speaker line up and overview of talks

Sleep4Performance Seminar, Session 1 Speaker line up and overview of talks

July 27, 2021

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Special Series on Sleep Disorders and Problems: Episode 2 wearables and technology with Dr Michael Grandner

Special Series on Sleep Disorders and Problems: Episode 2 wearables and technology with Dr Michael Grandner

July 22, 2021

Dr. Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UA College of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Psychology (UA College of Science), Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), and Clinical Translational Science. In addition, he is a faculty member of the Neuroscience and Physiological Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. He is certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

His research focuses on how sleep and sleep-related behaviors are related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurocognitive functioning, mental health, and longevity. Current and recently-completed research projects were funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the American Heart Association (AHA), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and other organizations. Read more about his research or see his publications.

Find out more about Michael here https://www.michaelgrandner.com/about.html 

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Special Series on Sleep Disorders and Problem: Episode1 with Sleep Technologist and Educator Mr. Brendan Duffy

Special Series on Sleep Disorders and Problem: Episode1 with Sleep Technologist and Educator Mr. Brendan Duffy

July 14, 2021

The legend of Long Island, Mr Brendan Duffy. With a special interest in the realm of sports and fatigue management. Brendan Duffy has over 20 years of experience in sleep medicine as both a sleep tech and a sleep centre manager. He speaks and authors articles nationally on the impact of sleep on athletic competition and preparation.

He is an RPSGT and NY State licensed sleep technologist and educator. In addition, he has spoken at several community and industry sleep meetings on several sleep topics and has a special interest in research and information with regard to sleep and athletic performance.

Season 6, Episode 11 with Ronan Doherty on sleep and nutrition interactions for athletes.

Season 6, Episode 11 with Ronan Doherty on sleep and nutrition interactions for athletes.

July 1, 2021

Rónán lectures at Letterkenny Institute of Technology and is also a member of the Sport Ireland Institute, Performance Nutrition team.  He currently works predominantly with Irish Sailing having previously worked across a range of national teams including Hockey, Rowing, Boxing, and Paralympics sports. Rónán was the Performance Nutritionist to Irish Olympic medalists Annalise Murphy (Sailing) and Gary and Paul O'Donovan (Rowing). He was also the lead Performance Nutritionist for Donegal GAA from 2015-2019.

Rónán is in the final months of a PhD in sleep and athlete recovery at Northumbria University. The research team is made up of academics from Northumbria University (Professor Jason Ellis), the Sport Ireland Institute (Dr. Sharon Madigan) and the University of Limerick (Dr. Giles Warrington).  The research focuses on nutrition, sleep and athlete recovery.  

 

Related publications

Doherty, R., Madigan, S.M., Nevill, A., Warrington, G. and Ellis, J.G. (2021) The sleep and recovery practices of athletes. Nutrients, 13(4), p.1330. Link: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1330

Doherty, R., Madigan, S., Warrington, G. and Ellis, J. (2019) Sleep and nutrition interactions: Implications for athletes. Nutrients, 11(4), p.822.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6520871/

Twitter: @theronandoherty

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ronan-Doherty-3

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Listener question 1 : How do I get sleep after working the night shift?

Listener question 1 : How do I get sleep after working the night shift?

June 14, 2021

In this episode, I attempt to answer the question How do I get to sleep after working the night shift?"

Ian Dunican

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Season 6, Episode 10 with Dr Spencer Roberts; Sleep Extension and Performance in Athletes

Season 6, Episode 10 with Dr Spencer Roberts; Sleep Extension and Performance in Athletes

June 2, 2021

Spencer is a Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University. His research focuses on characterising the sleep of athletes and understanding the effects of sleep and circadian rhythms on performance and health. He has consulted with elite and professional sporting organisations on strategies for improving and monitoring athlete sleep.

Go to Sleep4Performance playlist Friends of S4P Lectures and Talks on YouTube to see Spencer's great lecture on his work (~15 mins) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpLRQE4OVCvku0xUCOmIiuA/playlists 

Twitter @SSHRoberts

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencer-roberts-01841292/?originalSubdomain=au 

Deakin University link and his research outputs: https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/spencer-roberts#tab__1--2 

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Season 6, Episode 9 with Kendal Yonomoto, Golf Coach, Athlete and Entrepreneur

Season 6, Episode 9 with Kendal Yonomoto, Golf Coach, Athlete and Entrepreneur

May 19, 2021

Kendal Yonomoto is the author of "The Athletic Fundamentals of Golf" a golf instruction book based on my experience training with Olympic sprinters. The book describes a small number of universal terms (principles) for movement and technique, demonstrated with simple Med Ball exercises.
Kendal is a coach and consultant to PGA Tour Players: Ryan Moore, David Duval, Stephen Ames, Paul Casey, Vijay Singh, Fred Funk. The objective with all these players was the same, improve their performance by improving their understanding and feel for movement - without disrupting their natural feels. 

Contact Kendal or grab his book or enrol in his course at https://www.coachkendal.com 

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Cheers Ian Dunican 

 

Season 6, Episode 8 with Pat Byrne “Inconvenient Sleep: Why Teams Win and Lose”

Season 6, Episode 8 with Pat Byrne “Inconvenient Sleep: Why Teams Win and Lose”

May 10, 2021

Patrick pioneered sleep and fatigue analysis and solutions in professional sports beginning in 2008. His systems have proven to increase performance for athletes, teams and workers, globally. Patrick has improved performance in teams in the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, AFL and Olympic and National Teams. His systems have also reduced accidents in the industry from the USA to Europe, Asia and Australia. With over 30 years of experience in health, safety and performance optimization, Patrick brings a unique and successful approach to fatigue management.

Check us out at www.sleep4performance.com 

Contact Pat at http://byrne-co.com/ Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter or better still, pick up a copy of his new book https://www.amazon.com.au/Inconvenient-Sleep-Why-Teams-Lose-ebook/dp/B08DMBJLDC 

Season 6, Episode 7 with Nicholas Buc; Composer, Conductor and Arranger

Season 6, Episode 7 with Nicholas Buc; Composer, Conductor and Arranger

April 8, 2021

In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking to the great Mr Nicholas Buc. Nic is a composer, conductor, arranger, violinist and pianist. He studied Composition with Brenton Broadstock and Dr. Stuart Greenbaum at the University of Melbourne, where he received the inaugural Fellowship of Australian Composers Award. As the recipient of the Brian May Scholarship for Australian film composers, he completed a Master's degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia at New York University, studying with Ira Newborn and Paul Chihara as well as receiving the Elmer Bernstein Award for Film Scoring.

Continuing his passion for music and film, he conducted the live-in-concert world premieres of John Williams' Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Hans Zimmer’s The Lion King (2019), Alan Menken's Beauty and the Beast (2017), Nicholas Hooper's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Alexandre Desplat’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, as well as the North American premiere of John Powell’s How To Train Your Dragon. Other live film concerts he has conducted include Pixar In Concert, Star Trek, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Back to the Future, Casino Royale, Skyfall, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Psycho, The Godfather, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Little Mermaid, Star Wars: Episodes IV, V, VI and VII and all eight Harry Potter films. He has conducted all of the major Australian symphony orchestras as well as the Minnesota Orchestra, Houston, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Austin, Grand Rapids and Madison symphony orchestras in the US. He also makes regular appearances in Asia, conducting the Tokyo, Hong Kong, Malaysian, Osaka and Taipei Philharmonic orchestras. 

Nicholas has worked with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Chris Botti, Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds and was conductor/arranger for Tina Arena on six Australian tours. He has also written arrangements for the Birds of Tokyo, Missy Higgins, Passenger, Eskimo Joe, Vera Blue and The Whitlams, as well as working on five seasons of The Voice Australia. In 2019 he teamed up with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, arranging their film music for a new show with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Nicholas is regularly commissioned and some of his works have been premiered by the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, The Australian Voices, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Benaud Trio and Concordis Chamber Choir. He has also written for film and television, with some of his work being screened at festivals and theatres around Australia, Asia and the US. In 2007 he was nominated for "Best Original Song Composed for the Screen" in the APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards, and in 2015 was a winning finalist of the NYU Film Scoring Competition.

https://www.nicholasbuc.com/

 

Season 6, Episode 6 with Dr Brandon Marcello Advisor to Elite Athletes and the Military

Season 6, Episode 6 with Dr Brandon Marcello Advisor to Elite Athletes and the Military

March 25, 2021

With over 20-years experience in the performance enhancement industry, Brandon Marcello, PhD brings innovation, education, and proven application to the worlds of sports performance, health, fitness, and wellness. Originally from Sarasota, FL, Marcello has worked in the professional, Olympic and top collegiate settings.  He has also served as a consultant to various organizations and media groups. Having extensive involvement in both the applied and research worlds, he has implemented successful, high-performance training programs for professional, Olympic and collegiate athletes. For the last 22 years, Dr Marcello has taken individuals and organizations to the next level through multi-year and time-limited human performance consulting projects in the United States and abroad. His work in conjunction with Draper Laboratories for the U.S. Special Forces has provided a deep, multivariate understanding of the drivers of performance in the battlefield, while projects for professional teams and elite athletes include performance solutions for nutrition, training, recovery, and high-performance team development.

Check out his work and get in contact via his website https://www.brandonmarcellophd.com/

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Season 6, Episode 5 with Dr Ross DiCorleto on Occupational/Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace

Season 6, Episode 5 with Dr Ross DiCorleto on Occupational/Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace

March 11, 2021

Director/Principal Consultant Ross Di Corleto is an occupational health professional and a certified occupational hygienist with a diverse international and professional background across Africa, Europe, Canada, US and Australia. He has provided companies with advice and expertise on occupational health risk management systems and processes including problem-solving in existing & potential occupational exposure situations. 

Recognised by the professional community for his ability to review and identify key issues in occupational health systems both globally & regionally. He is an expert in various health-related fields including heat stress, exposures in the mining, refining and smelting industries with extensive experience in the management of airborne contaminants.

Ross’s professional career spans 40 years, with 15 years in the power industry sector and more than 25 years in mining, refining and smelting. This has equipped him with a unique understanding of occupational exposure risks and issues associated with the industrial activities across the full spectrum of the resources sector. 

Check out Ross and his work at the following websites

http://www.thethermalenvironment.com

https://monitorcs.com.au/

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Season 6, Episode 5: Special Episode with Jason van Schie from the Psych Health and Safety Podcast

Season 6, Episode 5: Special Episode with Jason van Schie from the Psych Health and Safety Podcast

February 25, 2021

Jason van Schie is a registered psychologist (MApp Occupational Psychology) and managing Director of health technology business People Diagnostix.

Over the past decade, Jason has focused his attention on preventative health initiatives for the purpose of increasing wellbeing, productivity, safety, and academic outcomes. In recent years, he has turned to developing technological solutions with the intent to make psychological health, safety, and wellbeing accessible at scale and globally.

He is the lead developer of innovative psychological health/wellbeing products including FlourishDx (www.flourishdx.com), and Flourishing at School (www.flourishingatschool.com).

Jason is also the co-host of the Psych Health and Safety podcast - where the goal is to rapidly progress the capabilities of OHS professionals globally. Check out the podcast wherever you get your podcasts or at https://www.psychhealthandsafety.com/ 

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Season 6, Episode 4 with Ultra Endurance Athlete Shane Finn

Season 6, Episode 4 with Ultra Endurance Athlete Shane Finn

February 25, 2021

Shane Finn is crazier than me. He has run 12 marathons in 12 days, 24 marathons in 24 days and has cycled and ran across America >5000kms. In this episode, we discuss how Shane got into running and endurance activities, what drives him and motivates him, his awesome contribution to charity and how he has seen the direct impact of his work. Shane has a great website with an excellent podcast all of which can be accessed here https://www.shanefinn.com/ Shane also offers online coaching and a host of information and services for his clients. Head over to his website to learn more and maybe set your new challenge.

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Season 6, Episode 3 with Danny Lennon on Scientific Evidence, Nutrition and Dietetics

Season 6, Episode 3 with Danny Lennon on Scientific Evidence, Nutrition and Dietetics

February 11, 2021

Danny is the founder of Sigma Nutrition https://sigmanutrition.com/ and head of content creation for the company. Known for hosting the top-ranked podcast Sigma Nutrition Radio https://sigmanutrition.com/podcasts/ with over 360 episodes. Danny is also a respected educator in the field. He has spoken at conferences and events all over Europe (including London, Dublin, Amsterdam and Vienna), as well as the United States and Australia. Danny has a master’s degree (MSc.) in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork, during which time Danny took classes in biochemistry, clinical nutrition, micronutrient interactions and physiology. Previous to this Danny also completed a BSc. Degree in Biology and Physics Education and spent a year teaching these subjects. In the past, Danny has worked as a nutrition practitioner with a wide variety of clients. He became well known for his role as a performance nutritionist to professional mixed martial artists & boxers. Outside of the nutrition world, Danny has competed as a powerlifter, is a BJJ blue belt and is a life-long Arsenal fan.

Go to Sigma Nutrition to avail of many free resources such as sigma statements, podcasts, free downloads and lots more. If you are interested in nutrition and dietetics this is the place to start.

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Season 6, Episode 2 with Ben Hutchinson on Safety Science and Systems

Season 6, Episode 2 with Ben Hutchinson on Safety Science and Systems

January 28, 2021

In this episode, Ben and I discuss his PhD thesis and his vast work experience in this area. Ben's PhD is focussed on seeking to understand how, in high-risk environments, we build up false assurance and false senses of confidence (fantasy planning) in our safety systems, plans, controls and practices which are not aligned to the actual or likely degree of harm/vulnerability.

Download: Fantasy planning: the gap between systems of safety and safety of systems

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325395758_Fantasy_planning_the_gap_between_systems_of_safety_and_safety_of_systems 

Contact/Connect with Ben on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/benhutchinson2/

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Season 6 Episode 1 with Dr Arthur Lynch on Strength and Conditioning

Season 6 Episode 1 with Dr Arthur Lynch on Strength and Conditioning

January 14, 2021

Arthur Lynch is an exercise physiology researcher who recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Limerick. 

Arthur is an accomplished drug-free powerlifter, representing Ireland at the last two IPF World Championships and heading there again this year. He is the current Irish Powerlifting Federation national champion in the -93kg class.

Arthur coaches at Sigma Nutrition, working with powerlifters of all levels, and hosts the NO LIFT podcast, a light-hearted take on many topics loosely related to Powerlifting. We cover training advice, coaching, nutrition, injury management, performance-enhancing drugs, psychology, general sports science as well as featuring some of the finest strength athletes in Ireland and the world. Subscribe to the podcast here https://open.spotify.com/show/1G4op8xrLaBJuI4Hd4GK6L?si=PcSrVqSKRea6nA1g5mhDLw 

 

Episode 9: Listener question-Sleep Disturbances Before Competition in Athletes with Dr Ian Dunican

Episode 9: Listener question-Sleep Disturbances Before Competition in Athletes with Dr Ian Dunican

December 9, 2020

In this episode, I address a common question "Why can't I sleep before a competition?". In this episode, I discuss what we know, what we can do and if it really affects our performance.

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Episode 8 with Dr Adam Fletcher- Peak Alert

Episode 8 with Dr Adam Fletcher- Peak Alert

December 2, 2020

We welcome back Dr Adam Fletcher. Adam is an international researcher and consultant. He is best known for applying sleep, fatigue, and performance sciences in workplace settings. His research Ph.D., completed in 1999, investigated the measurement and prediction of human performance in higher-risk work environments. Adam has held research roles with the US Army (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research), and the Universities of Adelaide and South Australia.

Adam's previous episode on the podcast: https://meliusperformance.podbean.com/e/episode-008-dr-adam-fletcher-fatigue-management-for-on-call-stand-by-call-out/

In this episode, we discuss two applications offered by Adam.

FatigueSafe App helps you to quickly evaluate your personal fatigue levels. It can be used for work or personal purposes and considers factors such as your current fatigue state as well as your recent sleep quantity & quality, physical & mental signs of fatigue, and more. FREE via this link https://www.integratedsafety.com.au/fatiguesafe-app/ available on both the App Store on iOS devices and the Google Play Store for Android. 

PeakAlert is a revolutionary App that uses an AI-powered algorithm licensed from the US Department of Defense. It tracks and predicts performance, sleep, and other crucial personal factors. The App uses your objective performance, sleep, and other data to create a custom algorithm to support peak alertness whenever you need it. PeakAlert allows you to integrate with most smartphone health and sleep trackers to help provide you with more accurate sleep and alertness data. PeakAlert is being developed to automatically use permission data from the iOS/Apple HealthKit and Android Google Fit. Functionality is also being built to allow you to push data from PeakAlert to other apps/platforms based on your user preferences. Download here for your free month and pay only $5 for the year after that https://www.integratedsafety.com.au/peakalert-app/ available on both the App Store on iOS devices and the Google Play Store for Android. 

 

Contact details for Adam and Integrated Safety Support

adam@integratedsafety.com.au

+65 (0) 9039 8880 (Singapore)
 

+61 (0) 416 231 456 (Australia)

 https://www.youtube.com/user/IntegratedSafe

https://twitter.com/AdamFletcherPhD

http://www.integratedsafety.com.au/ 

https://www.facebook.com/integratedsafetysupport

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Episode 7 with Dr Fiona Martin MP-House of Representatives

Episode 7 with Dr Fiona Martin MP-House of Representatives

November 25, 2020

Today I am joined by Dr Fiona Martin

Prior to entering Parliament, Fiona worked as a psychologist, academic researcher and small businesswoman.
 
Like many people who live in Reid, Fiona attended school locally, firstly at Santa Sabina College and then Rosebank College, before graduating from the University of Sydney and undertaking specialised training at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
 
In 2006, Fiona founded her own psychology practice. In the following year, she completed her Ph.D., which focused on improving the social functioning of young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Fiona has previously worked as an expert consultant and ambassador for a variety of organisations including Only About Children, SafeWork NSW, Little Blue Dinosaur and Life Education.
 
Fiona became the first female Member for Reid in 2019. She continues her work to support small business, health, education and the most vulnerable members of our community.

https://nsw.liberal.org.au/FionaMartin

Twitter @FionaMartinMP and on Instagram @Fionamartinmp

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Episode 6 with the legend Sonny Brown from the Sonny Brown Breakdown

Episode 6 with the legend Sonny Brown from the Sonny Brown Breakdown

November 23, 2020

Its time to break it down with the MAN...the Myth ....The legend....the one and only Sonny Brown 

Sonny started training martial arts seriously in 2007, beginning with Shoot Fighting, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling all at the same time at Langes MMA in Sydney. Sonny was able to be victorious in 3 MMA title bouts becoming a 3 time Australian Mixed Martial Arts Champion in the lightweight division beating standouts Dan Hooker and Damien Brown.

And he had one MMA victory via Gogoplata choke and at this stage am still the only person in Australia to do so which puts him in the company of Nick Diaz. He was awarded a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in 2017 by my coach, 4th Degree Black Belt Anthony Lange and has continued to train, teach and still compete in grappling competitions. I also had a renewed interest in American Folkstyle wrestling. 

His breakdowns and technical analysis videos have had high praise from Randy Couture, Matt Lindland, Karo Parisyan, Phil Davis and the coach of the Granby High wrestling school to name a few. In 2019, he started “The Sonny Brown Breakdown” podcast to have discussions on the training, teaching, health and education of mixed martial arts. Check out everything Sonny Brown related at https://www.sonnybrown.net/ and his fight record at https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/21661-sonny-brown 

 

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Episode 5 with Professor Michael Gradisar- pediatric sleep and insomnia

Episode 5 with Professor Michael Gradisar- pediatric sleep and insomnia

November 20, 2020

In this episode, Michael and I discuss insomnia, chronobiology, performance and pediatric sleep.

Michael's overview in his own words.....

My working week consists of being a sleep scientist, a sleep psychologist, teaching Masters and PhD students, and running postgraduate degrees in clinical psychology - oh, and running a start-up on the side ...
I’ve grown from a lone clinical psychologist starting up my own sleep clinic in 2005, helping people and families 1-on-1 to improve their sleep. Now, I lead a team of postdoc researchers, PhD and Masters students, and psychologists, and a sleep clinic that is attracting worldwide recognition. This has allowed me to invent novel evidence-based sleep treatments applicable across the lifespan. But I’m not completely satisfied with the slow pace of helping people 1-on-1. My techniques have expanded to group settings, and to schools. The first self-help book is complete (parents of school-aged children), and the first app for babies’ sleep is on its way. But the pace is still too slow for the ideas I generate and many institutions to ill-equipped to turn ideas into valuable products. Thus, WINK Sleep Online was born -https://winksleep.online

Find Michael at https://researchnow.flinders.edu.au/en/persons/michael-gradisar-2 

Or at LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-gradisar-ba2184b6/ 

Contact me at ian.dunican@meliusconsulting.com.au

www.meliusconsulting.com.au 

Twitter @meliusperform

Instagram @sleep4peform

Episode 4 with F1 Metrics expert Dr Andrew Phillips

Episode 4 with F1 Metrics expert Dr Andrew Phillips

November 13, 2020

In this episode we discuss Andrew's background in maths and physics, why he is a fan of F1, an overview of his blog and the data, what are the most important variables in determining the success of an F1 win? How much is the car and how much is the driver in determining success, is Lewis Hamilton really great or just in a good car, predictions and thoughts for 2021 season and much more.

Follow Andrew over at https://f1metrics.wordpress.com/about/ or on Twitter @ajkphillips.

Follow me on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-c-dunican-phd-115b0a14/ 

Instagram @sleep4perform 

Twitter @Meliusperform 

Email ian.dunican@meliusconsulting.com.au and www.meliusconsulting.com.au

Episode 3 with BJJ blackbelt & Physiotherapist Liv Giles

Episode 3 with BJJ blackbelt & Physiotherapist Liv Giles

November 12, 2020

Livia Gluchowska, known as “Liv”  is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, 3-time BJJ World Champion, 2-time Asian Champion, 11-time Pan-Pacific Champion, 3-time Australian Champion, Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Winner and 2017 IBJJF No-Gi World Championship Silver Medallist...Yip, she is pretty good.

In this episode we talk about BJJ, being a coach, getting older, competing as a female, her role within the combat sports commission and her developing years as an athlete in gymnastics.

Check out Absolute MMA St Kilda YouTube channel with Lachlan and Livia  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVX5F9uZyzzSI9juQRp_2Hw

and follow Liv on Instagram livia_giles

Melius Performance Podcast-Evaluations of Commercial Sleep Technologies for Objective Monitoring

Melius Performance Podcast-Evaluations of Commercial Sleep Technologies for Objective Monitoring

November 9, 2020
In this episode, I break down Jason's Stone's recent paper titled "Evaluations of Commercial Sleep Technologies for Objective Monitoring During Routine Sleeping Conditions" Read the full paper here for free https://www.dovepress.com/evaluations... Contact me at ian.dunican@meliusconsulting.com.au
Instagram @sleep4perform

Watch my breakdown here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNEk6e1J1GE 

 
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