News – December 2011

Adult sleep shortages debunked by study

12 December 2011

CIRUS researchers at The University of Sydney have debunked the widespread belief that technological devices such as computers and mobile phones are increasingly eating into our sleep.

In a paper just published in the December issue of the Medical Journal of Australia, Nicholas Glozier, Associate Professor of Psychological Medicine, and co-authors apply some scientific rigour to the common perception that Australians were sleeping an hour less than they did a decade ago. Read the full story.

CIRUS Funding for Sleep Research Fellows and Scholars in 2012


The Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS) team continues to grow with six post doctoral fellows, three clinical research fellows and nine PhD scholars undertaking novel and exciting sleep research in 2012. Go to the Supported researchers page for a list of our current researchers and their projects.

Centre of Clinical Research Excellence to Improve Sleep Health at Sydney Medical School

Sydney Medical School secured two of the three NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence funded in NSW in 2010. The CRE scheme is highly competitive; the success of research groups in securing the funds is testament to the quality of their research, the ability of their research to be translated to directly improve health, and their international standing. The two CREs awarded in 2010 are in infectious diseases, and maternal and child health. In 2009, a Centre of Clinical Research Excellence was awarded in sleep medicine (CIRUS). To read the RADIUS cover story in full click here