Position/s

Academic Staff
School of Psychology

Qualifications

B.A. (Stanford), Ph.D. (Adelaide)

Topic Coordinator:

  • PSYC3010  Psychobiology of Sleep and Cognition

Research interests

My research interests are in sleep, circadian rhythms, bright light therapy, and treatments for insomnia.  Recent research projects include insomniacs' perception of sleep, evaluating a new behavioural treatment for sleep onset insomnia and exploring the recuperative effects of brief naps.  We have developed a new portable light device in conjunction with Flinders Partners for administration of bright light therapy.

Supervisory interests

  • Bright light therapy
  • Circadian rhythms, sleep and insomnia
  • Non-drug treatment for insomnia

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Circadian Rhythm Disorders (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Circadian Rhythms, Sleep, Insomnia, Napping benefits (11) ;

Publications

  • Wright, H. and Lack, L. (2014). Epworth Sleepiness Scale. In Michalos, Alex C, ed. Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. N/A: Springer, pp. 1950-1952.
  • Wright, H. and Lack, L. (2014). Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. In Michalos, Alex C, ed. Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. N/A: Springer, pp. 4814-4816.
  • Lack, L. (2013). You need eight hours of continuous sleep each night. In Helen Sykes & Fron Jackson-Webb, ed. 99 & Counting Medical Myths Debunked. Australia: Future Leaders, pp. 46-49.
    [Web Link]
  • Lack, L. and Wright, H. (2012). Circadian Rhythm Disorders: Phase-Advanced and Phase-Delayed Syndromes. In CM Moran & CA Espie, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders. New York, USA: Oxford University Press, pp. 597-625.
    [Web Link]
  • Harris, J. and Lack, L. (2011). Intensive sleep retraining: Conditioning treatment for primary insomnia. In Michael Perlis, Mark Aloia, Brett Kuhn, ed. Behavioral treatments for sleep disorders. A comprehensive primer of behavioral sleep medicine treatment protocols. London, UK: Academic Press, pp. 127-131.
    [10.1016/B978-0-12-381522-4.00013-4]
  • Lack, L.C. and Wright, H.R. (2011). Sleep Disorders. In Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed, ed. General practice: The integrative approach. Chatswood, NSW: Churchill Livingstone, pp. 623-636.
  • Lack, L. and Wright, H. (2011). The use of bright light in the treatment of insomnia. In Michael Perlis, Mark Aloia, Brett Kuhn, ed. Behavioral treatments for sleep disorders. A comprehensive primer of behavioral sleep medicine treatment protocols. United Kingdom: Elsevier, pp. e1-e6.
    [10.1016/B978-0-12-381522-4.00053-5]
  • Lack, L.C. and Wright, H.R. (2010). Circadian rhythms and insomia. In Hrayr P. Attarian, MD, Catherine Schuman PhD, ed. Clinical Handbook of Insomnia. 2nd ed. London: Springer, pp. 243-253.
    [10.1007/978-1-60327-042-7_18]
  • Wright, H.R. and Lack, L.C. (2006). The effect of different wavelengths of light in changing the phase of the melatonin circadian rhythm. In S.R. Pandi-Perumal, Daniel Cardinali, ed. Melatonin: Biological Basis of Its Function in Health and Disease. Texas, USA: Eurekah.com, pp. 170-183.
  • Brooks, A. and Lack, L.C. (2005). Naps. In Clete A. Kushida, ed. Sleep Deprivation: Clinical Issues, Pharmacology, and Sleep Loss Effects. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, pp. 457-474.
  • Lack, L.C. and Bootzin, R.R. (2003). Circadian rhythm factors in insomnia and their treatment. In Michael L. Perlis, Kenneth L. Lichstein, ed. Treating Sleep Disorders: Principles and Practice of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, pp. 305-343.
  • Lack, L.C. and Barnier, A. (2001). Consciousness, Hypnosis and Sleep. In Psychological Science: An Introduction. Sydney, NSW: McGraw Hill, pp. 98-135.
  • Lack, L. and Thorn, S. (1992). Sleep disorders: Their prevalence and behavioral treatment. In Glen R. Caddy and D. G. Byrne, ed. Behavioral Medicine International Perspectives Volume 2. Norwood, New Jersey: Ablex Publishing Corporation, pp. 347-393.
  • Lack, L. and Wright, H. (2010). Sleep Well, Live Better : Three Steps to Good Sleep. Double Bay, NSW, Australia: Media21 Publishing Pty Ltd.
    [Web Link]
  • Lack, L.C., Wright, H.R. and Bearpark, H. (2003). Insomnia : how to sleep easy. Sydney, NSW: Australian Consolidated Press.
  • Lack, L. (1978). Selective attention and the control of binocula rivalry. The Hague: Mouton Publishers.
  • Lack, L. (2014). From epidemiology to dissemination of evidence-based therapeutic approaches: Circadian factors and bright light therapy. 5th World Congress on Sleep Medicine. Valencia, Spain. Sep 2013.
  • Micic, G., Lack, L., Turvey, P., Ferguson, S. and Burgess, H. (2013). Circadian temperature and melatonin period lengths in delayed sleep phase disorder. 5th World Congress on Sleep Medicine. Valencia, Spain. Sep 2013.
  • Lack, L. (2013). Delayed sleep phase disorder and the treatment of common circadian rhythm disturbances. 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Brisbane, Australia. Oct 2013.
  • Lack, L. (2013). DSM5 and ISCD-3: Implications for research and clinical practice. 5th World Congress on Sleep Medicine. Valencia, Spain. Sep 2013.
  • Johansson, K. and Lack, L. (2013). Long term effects of caffeine withdrawal. 27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Maryland, USA. Jun 2013.
  • Johansson, K. and Lack, L. (2013). Caffeine withdrawal: Cost or benefit? 5th World Congress on Sleep Medicine. Valencia, Spain. Sep 2013.
  • Bruck, D., Dolan, C. and Lack, L. (2013). Community misperceptions of the 'shape' of adult sleep as a function of age. 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Brisbane, Queensland. Oct 2013.
  • Lack, L. (2013). The value of light therapy in the treatment of insomnia. 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Brisbane, Australia.
  • Lack, L. and Johansson, K. (2013). Long term effects of caffeine withdrawal. 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Brisbane, Queensland. Oct 2013.
  • Lovato, N., Jarrad, T., Lack, L. and Micic, G. (2013). The alerting effects of ad-libitum daytime naps. 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Brisbane, Australia. Oct 2013.
  • Lovato, N., Lack, L., Wright, H. and Kennaway, D. (2013). A randomized controlled trial of brief, group-administered CBT for the treatment of insomnia in older adults. 27th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies: Baltimore. Maryland, USA. Jun 2013.
  • Lovato, N., Lack, L., Wright, H. and Kennaway, D. (2013). Evaluation of a brief treatment program of cognitive-behaviour therapy for insomnia in older adults. 27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Maryland, USA. Jun 2013.
  • Lovato, N., Lack, L., Wright, H. and Kennaway, D. (2013). Predictors of improvement in subjective sleep quality reported by older adults following group based cognitive behaviour therapy for sleep maintenance insomnia. 27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Maryland, USA. Jun 2013.
  • Micic, G., Lack, L., Lovato, N., Ferguson, S. and Burgess, H. (2013). Period lengths of temperature and melatonin circadian rhythms in delayed sleep phase disorder. 5th World Congress on Sleep Medicine. Valencia, Spain.
  • Micic, G., Lack, L., Lovato, N., Ferguson, S., Gradisar, M., Burgess, H., et al. (2013). Melatonin profiles in delayed sleep phase disorder compared with normal sleepers. 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Brisbane, Australia. Oct 2013.
  • Micic, G., Lack, L., Lovato, N., Turvey, P., Ferguson, S. and Burgess, H. (2013). Endogenous circadian temperature and melatonin period lengths in patients with delayed sleep phase disorder. 27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Maryland, USA. Jun 2013.
  • Micic, G., Lack, L., Lovato, N., Wright, H. and Gradisar, M. (2013). Circadian period lengths of core temperature and sleepiness rhythms in patients with delayed sleep phase disorder. 27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Maryland, USA. Jun 2013.
  • Lack, L. (2013). The correlation of daytime functioning to prior night sleep in insomnia: Implications for treatment. 27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Jun 2013.
  • Lack, L. (2013). Exploring paradoxical insomnia through home based PSG. 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Brisbane, Australia. Oct 2013.
  • Lack, L. (2012). What causes delayed sleep phase disorder. In 21st Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Paris, France. 21st Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Paris, France. Sep 2012.
  • Lack, L. (2012). Sleep disorders in Australia: A nation-wide survey. In 21st Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Paris, France. 21st Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Paris, France. Sep 2012.
  • Lack, L. (2012). Intensive sleep retraining: Evaluation of a rapid non-drug treatment for chronic insomnia. In Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Conference, Boston, USA. Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Conference. Boston, USA. Jun 2012.
  • Lack, L. (2012). Do the terms sleepy, tired and fatigued have different meanings for those with insomnia? In Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Conference, Boston, USA. Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Conference. Boston, USA. Jun 2012.
  • Lack, L. (2012). DSPD period length determined in an 80-hour ultradian bed-rest routine. In 21st Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Paris, France. 21st Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Sep 2012.
  • Lack, L. (2012). Bright light therapy for the treatment of insomnia. In Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Conference, Boston, USA. Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Conference. Boston, USA. Jun 2012.
  • Lack, L. (2012). A survey of sleep disorders in Australia. In Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Conference, Boston, USA. Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Conference. Boston, USA. Jun 2012.
  • Aiyappan, V., Catcheside, P., Lack, L., Ahmer, V., Antic, N. and McEvoy, R. (2012). Does the presence of insomnia affect treatment decisions and treatment outcomes in patients with sleep disordered breathing. In 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Northern Territory, Australia. 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Northern Territory, Australia. Oct 2012.
  • Lack, L., Micic, G., De Bruyn, A., Wright, H. and Lovato, N. (2012). Circadian rhythm period length in delayed sleep phase disorder. In Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Conference. Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Conference. Boston, USA. Jun 2012.
  • Short, M., Gradisar, M., Lack, L., Wright, H., Dewald, J., Wolfson, A., et al. (2012). A cross-cultural comparison of sleep duration between U.S. and Australian adolescents: The effect of school start time, parent-set bedtimes, and extra-curricular load. In 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Northern Territory, Australia. 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Oct 2012.
  • Micic, G., Lack, L., Lovato, N. and Wright, H. (2012). Circadian rhythms of core body temperature and melatonin in persons with delayed sleep phase disorder. In 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Northern Territory, Australia. 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Northern Territory, Australia. Oct 2012.
  • Micic, G., Lack, L. and Lovato, N. (2012). Circadian rhythms of central executive functioning in good sleepers and people with delayed sleep phase disorder. In 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Northern Territory, Australia. 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Northern Territory. Oct 2012.
  • Lovato, N., Lack, L. and Wright, H. (2012). Predictors of improvement in subjective sleep quality reported by older adults with sleep maintenance insomnia following group-based CBT-1. In 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Northern Territory, Australia. 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Northern Territory, Australia. Oct 2012.
  • Lovato, N., Lack, L. and Wright, H. (2012). A randomized controlled trial of a combined treatment of cognitive behaviour therapy and evening bright light therapy for insomnia in older adults. In 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Norther Territory, Australia. 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Northern Territory, Australia. Oct 2012.
  • Lack, L., Micic, G., De Bruyn, A., Wright, H. and Lovato, N. (2012). Delayed sleep phase disorder period length. In 21st Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Paris, France. 21st Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Paris, France. Sep 2012.
  • Lack, L., Wright, H., Lovato, N. and Smith, R. (2011). Day to day functioning is related to prior night sleep in insomniacs but not good sleepers. In 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis, USA. 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Minneapolis, USA. Jun 2011.
  • Lack, L., Hunter, M., Harris, J. and Gradisar, M. (2011). Is the treatment of insomnia impaired when OSA is also present. In 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis, USA. 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Minneapolis, USA. Jun 2011.
  • Lack, L., De Bruyn, A., Micic, G., Wright, H. and Lovato, N. (2011). The endogenous circadian period in delayed sleep phase disorder. In 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Sydney, Australia. 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Sydney, Australia. Oct 2011.
  • Lovato, N., Lack, L. and Wright, H. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of a combined treatment of cognitive behaviour therapy and evening bright light therapy for insomnia in older adults. In 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis, USA. 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Minneapolis, USA. Jun 2011.
  • Lovato, N., Lack, L., Wright, H., Cant, M. and Humphreys, J. (2011). Do older adults with insomnia have impaired working memory performance. In 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis, USA. 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Minneapolis, USA. Jun 2011.
  • Short, M., Gradisar, M., Lack, L., Wright, H. and Carskadon, M. (2011). The discrepancy between actigraphic and sleep diary measures of sleep in adolescents. In 6th World Congress of the World Sleep Federation, Kyoto, Japan. 6th World Congress of the World Sleep Federation. Kyoto, Japan. Oct 2011.
  • Short, M., Gradisar, M., Wright, H., Lack, L. and Carskadon, M. (2011). A cross-national comparison of teen sleep between Australia and the US: The role of school start time, parental limit-setting and extra-curricular activities. In 6th World Congress of the World Sleep Federation, Kyoto, Japan. 6th World Congress of the World Sleep Federation. Oct 2011.
  • Lack, L.C., Harris, J. and Gradisar, M.S. (2010). The treatment of insomnia with co-morbid OSA. In 20th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. 20th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Lisbon, Portugal. Sep 2010.
  • Lack, L.C. (2010). Is co-morbid insomnia confined to less severe obstructive sleep apnoea? In 20th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. 20th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Lisbon, Portugal. Sep 2010.
  • Cant, M., Lack, L.C., Wright, H. and Lovato, N. (2010). Is working memory performance impaired in older adults with insomnia? In 20th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. 20th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Lisbon, Portugal. Sep 2010.
  • Lovato, N., Lack, L.C. and Wright, H.R. (2010). The evaluation of cognitive behaviour therapy and evening bright light for insomnia in older adults. In Adelaide Sleep Retreat. Adelaide Sleep Retreat. Adelaide, South Australia. Jan 2010.
  • Short, M., Gradisar, M.S., Wright, H.R., Lack, L.C., Dohnt, H.K. and Carskadon, M.A. (2010). The relationship of sleep to depression, academic performance and daytime functioning in adolescents: The semi-tangled web. In 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Slelep Technologists Association. 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Slelep Technologists Association. Christchurch, New Zealand. Oct 2010.
  • Lovato, N., Lack, L.C. and Wright, H.R. (2010). The working memory performance of older adults with insomnia. In Adelaide Sleep Retreat. Adelaide Sleep Retreat. Adelaide, South Australia. Jan 2010.
  • Lovato, N., Lack, L.C. and Wright, H.R. (2010). The working memory performance of older adults with insomnia. In 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association. 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association. Christchurch, New Zealand. Oct 2010.
  • Andrews-Cooper, C.L., Lack, L.C., Wright, H.R. and Gradisar, M.S. (2009). The relationship between insomnia and OSA severity. In Sleep 2009 : 23rd annual meeting of the associated professional sleep societies. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Seattle, USA. Jun 2009.
  • Lovato, N., Lack, L.C. and Wright, H.R. (2009). The napping behaviour of Australian university students. In Sleep and Biological Rhythms : Visions of the night : sleep, science and research on the world stage. Australia: Wiley Blackwell. 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association/21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association. Adelaide, South Australia. Oct 2009, pp. A47-A47.
  • Lack, L.C., Andrews-Cooper, C.L., Hennessy, C. and McEvoy, R.D. (2009). OSA and insomnia co-morbidity. In Sleep and Biological Rhythms : Visions of the night : sleep, science and research on the world stage. Australia: Wiley Blackwell. 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of Australasian Sleep Association/21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association. Adelaide, South Australia. Oct 2009, pp. A19-A19.
  • Lack, L.C. and Mercer, J. (2009). The cognitive discrepancy between "healthy" sleep and that perceived by the insomnia sufferer : impact on insomnia and implications for treatment. In 44th Australian Psychological Society annual conference : individual paper abstracts. 44th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Darwin, Australia. Sep 2009, pp. 25-25.
  • Dalmeyer, M.A., Lack, L.C., Gradisar, M.S., Wright, H.R. and Harris, J. (2009). Is non-drug treatment of insomnia impaired by the presence of co-morbid OSA [Poster] In Sleep 2009. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Seattle, USA. Jun 2009.
  • Lack, L.C. (2009). Light therapy for the treatment of circadian insomnias. In Sleep and Biological Rhythms : visions of the night : sleep, science and research on the world stage. Australia: Wiley Blackwell. 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association/21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association. Melbourne, Australia. Oct 2009, pp. A3-A3.
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  • Lack, L.C. (2009). The diagnosis and treatment of circadian rhythm disorders. In Sleep and Biological Rhythms : Visions of the night : sleep, science and research on the world stage. Australia: Wiley Blackwell. 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of Australasian Sleep Association/21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association. Adelaide, Australia. Oct 2009, pp. A11-A11.
  • Short, M., Wright, H.R., Lack, L.C., Dohnt, H.K. and Carskadon, M.A. (2009). Time for bed: the impact of parent-set bedtimes on the sleep and daytime functioning of a representative sample of adolescents. In Sleep and Biological Rhythms : Abstracts of visions of the night : sleep, science and research on the world stage. Wiley Blackwell. 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of Australasian Sleep Association/21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association. Adelaide, SA, pp. A22-A22.
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  • Harris, J., Lack, L.C., Kemp, K.L., Wright, H.R. and Bootzin, R.R. (2008). Intensive sleep retraining (ISR) and stimulus control therapy (SCT) for chronic primary insomnia: a randomised controlled treatment trial. In Sleep on it - healthy functions of sleep: the 20th ASA/ASTA Annual Scientific Meeting. Wiley Blackwell. 20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association and the 20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association. Adelaide, SA. Oct 2008, pp. a16-a16.
  • Lack, L.C. (2008). The cognitive discrepancy between "healthy" sleep and that perceived by the insomnia sufferer. In Abstracts of the 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society in Journal of Sleep Research. Wiley Blackwell. 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Glasgow, UK. Sep 2008, pp. 87-87.
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  • Lovato, N., Lack, L.C., Wright, H.R. and Ferguson, S. (2008). The effects of a brief nap during night shift. In P. Lavie, ed. Journal of Sleep Research: Abstracts of the 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Wiley Blackwell. 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Glasgow, UK. Sep 2008, pp. 21-21.
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  • Lovato, N., Lack, L.C., Wright, H.R. and Ferguson, S. (2008). The effects of a brief nap during night shift. In Sleep and Biological Rhythms: 20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association and the 20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association. Wiley Blackwell. 20th ASM of Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association. Adelaide, Australia. Oct 2008, pp. A33-A33.
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  • Short, M., Lack, L.C. and Wright, H.R. (2008). Assessing the relationship between subjective and objective sleepiness. In Sleep and Biological Rhythms. Wiley Blackwell. 20th ASM of Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association. Adelaide, Australia. Oct 2008, pp. A17-A17.
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  • Short, M., Lack, L.C. and Wright, H.R. (2008). Investigating the relationship between subjective and objective sleepiness. In Abstracts of the 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Wiley Blackwell. 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Glasgow, UK. Sep 2008, pp. 266-267.
  • Sukovic, A., Lack, L.C. and Wright, H.R. (2008). Quantifying the differences in meaning between "sleepy", "tired", and "fatigued" In Journal of Sleep Research: Abstracts of the 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Wiley Blackwell. 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Adelaide, Australia. Sep 2008, pp. 176-176.
  • Sukovic, A., Lack, L.C. and Wright, H.R. (2008). What do the terms "sleepy", "tired", and "fatigued" mean? In Sleep on it - healthy functions of sleep: the 20th ASA/ASTA Annual Scientific Meeting . Wiley Blackwell. Sleep on it - healthy functions of sleep: the 20th ASA/ASTA Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide, SA. Oct 2008, pp. a41-a42.
  • Vu, T., Lack, L.C., Gradisar, M.S., Harris, J. and Richards, H.A. (2007). Cognitive-behavioural treatment of insomnia with co-morbid depression. In Sleep and Biological Rhythms. Blackwell Publishing. WorldSleep07: 5th World Sleep Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies. Cairns, QLD. Sep 2007, pp. A189-A189.
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  • Dawson, S.A., Gradisar, M.S. and Lack, L.C. (2007). The effect of brief and long daytime naps on subsequent nocturnal sleep and daytime functioning. In Sleep and Biological Rhythms. Blackwell Publishing. WorldSleep07: 5th World Sleep Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies. Cairns, QLD. Sep 2007, pp. A96-A96.
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  • Harris, J. and Lack, L.C. (2007). Intensive sleep retraining (ISR) treatment for chronic insomnia: a randomized controlled comparative evaluation. In 5th Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies. Australasian Sleep Association (ASA). WorldSleep07: 5th Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies. Cairns, QLD. Sep 2007.
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  • Harris, J., Lack, L.C. and Bootzin, R. (2007). Randomized controlled trial of an accelerated insomnia therapy. In Sleep: Journal of Sleep and Sleep Disorders Research. Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Sleep 2007: 21st Annual Meeting, Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Jul 2007, pp. A261-A261.
    [Web Link]
  • Lack, L.C. (2007). The Potential for Bright Light Therapy in the Treatment of Insomnia. In Scientific Program for WorldSleep07: The 5th Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies. WorldSleep07: The 5th Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies. Cairns, QLD. Jul 2007, pp. 45-45.
    [Web Link]
  • Lack, L.C. (2007). The concept of normal sleep held by the general public. In Sleep: Journal of Sleep and Sleep Disorders Research. APSS. SLEEP 2007: 21st Annual Meeting Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Jun 2007, pp. A378-A378.
  • Lack, L.C. (2007). The general public's concept of normal sleep. In Sleep and Biological Rhythms. Blackwell Publishing. WorldSleep07: The 5th World Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies. Cairns, QLD. Sep 2007, pp. A155-A155.
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  • Lack, L.C. and Churches, O. (2007). Can a 5 minute nap be recuperative? Investigating the role of slow wave activity. In Sleep and Biological Rhythms. Blackwell Publishing. WorldSleep07: The 5th World Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies. Cairns, QLD. Sep 2007, pp. A49-A49.
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  • Taylor, A.M., Lack, L.C. and Wright, H.R. (2006). Is 'sleeping-in' on weekend mornings a good idea? In 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Perth, WA. Oct 2006.
  • Richards, H.A., Lack, L.C., Harris, J. and Gradisar, M.S. (2006). An evaluation of a cognitive behavioural treatment program for insomnia. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Assn. Gold Coast, QLD. Oct 2005.
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  • Richards, H.A., Lack, L.C., Gradisar, M.S., Harris, J. and Vu, T. (2006). Co-morbid insomnia and sleep apnea: Is treatment for insomnia impaired by severe obstructive sleep apnea? In 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Perth, WA. Oct 2006.
  • Lack, L.C., Prior, K.N. and Luszcz, M.A. (2006). Does insomnia kill the elderly? In Sleep Abstract Supplements: 20th Annual Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. 20th Annual Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. Salt Lake City, USA. Jun 2006, pp. A240-A240.
    [Web Link]
  • Lack, L.C., Prior, K.N. and Luszcz, M.A. (2006). Does insomnia kill the elderly? In 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Perth, WA. Oct 2006.
  • Lack, L.C. (2006). Treatment of circadian disorders. In 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Perth, WA. Oct 2006.
    [Web Link]
  • Lack, L.C. (2006). Blue light is better for the treatment of delayed sleep phase syndrome. In 20th Annual Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. 20th Annual Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. Salt Lake City, USA. Jun 2006.
  • Harris, J., Lack, L.C., Gradisar, M.S., Richards, H.A., Vu, T., McEvoy, R.D., et al. (2006). Does co-morbid OSA impact on insomnia treatment outcome? In Sleep Abstract Supplement. 20th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Salt Lake City, USA. Jun 2006, pp. A233-A233.
    [Web Link]
  • Taylor, A.M., Lack, L.C. and Wright, H.R. (2006). The effect of 'sleeping-in' weekend mornings on circadian rhythms, sleep and daytime sleepiness. In Sleep: Journal of sleep and sleep disorders research: 20th Annual Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. 20th Annual Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. Salt Lake City, USA. Jun 2006, pp. A57-A57.
  • Gradisar, M.S., Lack, L.C., Harris, J.K., Richards, H.A., Gallasch, J., Boundy, M., et al. (2006). Psychometric properties of two new scales for measuring daytime functioning for insomnia. In Sleep: Abstract supplement. 20th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Salt Lake City, USA. Jun 2006, pp. A339-A339.
    [Web Link]
  • Lack, L.C. and Harris, J. (2005). FAST: A novel brief behavioural therapy for primary insomnia. In V. Mohan Kumar & M. Okawa, ed. Sleep and Biological Rhythms. Shiga, Japan: Blackwell Publishing. 2nd Interim Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Resears. New Delhi, India. Sep 2005, pp. A3-A3.
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  • Harris, J., Lack, L.C., Gradisar, M.S. and Richards, H.A. (2005). Does depression impact on treatment outcome in CBT for insomnia? In Internal Medicine Journal: Combined Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association and the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association, 2005: Poster Presentation. 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Gold Coast, QLD, pp. A28-A28.
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  • Harris, J., Lack, L.C., Gradisar, M.S. and Richards, H.A. (2005). Comorbid OSA and insomnia: Does comorbid OSA impact on insomnia treatment outcome? In Internal Medicine Journal: Combined Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association and the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association, 2005: Poster presentations. Wiley Interscience. 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association. Gold Coast ,QLD, pp. A28-A28.
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  • Wright, H.R. and Lack, L.C. (2002). Effect of light wavelength on suppression and phase delay of the melatonin rhythm. In Sleep Abstract Supplement. Rochester, USA: American Academy Sleep Medicine. Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Seattle, USA, pp. A125-A125.
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  • Tremaine, R., Dorrian, J., Lack, L.C., Lovato, N., Ferguson, S., Zhou, X., et al. (2010). The relationship between subjective and objective sleepiness and performance during a simulated night-shift with a nap countermeasure. Applied Ergonomics, pp. 52-61.
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  • Lack, L.C. and Wright, H.R. (2007). Chronobiology of sleep in humans. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 64(10) pp. 1205-1215.
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  • Gradisar, M.S., Lack, L.C., Richards, H.A., Harris, J., Gallasch, J., Boundy, M., et al. (2007). The Flinders Fatigue Scale: Preliminary psychometric properties and clinical sensitivity of a new scale for measuring daytime fatigue associated with insomnia. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 3(7) pp. 722-728.
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Professional and community engagement

Associate Editor for the journal Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
Editorial Board for the on-line journal Science and Nature of Sleep.
Advisory Board for the journal Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
Frequent reviewer for a variety of scientific and clinical journals.
Frequent assessor for the Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council project grant applications.
Active member and presenter of papers, symposiums, and workshops for the Australasian Sleep Association, Sleep Research Society,  Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and the European Sleep Research Society.
Director of the Insomnia Treatment Program, Adelaide Institute of Sleep Health, Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park.
Frequent presenter of workshops on the non-drug treatment of insomnia for Psychologists and Medical Practitioners.
Frequent speaker to community groups about sleep, circadian rhythms, and sleep disorders.
Frequent presenter in the electronic and print media on issues of sleep, circadian rhythms, and insomnia.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Biological Rhythms
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Disorders

Interests

  • Brain and Behaviour sleep, biological rhythms, sleep disorders, treatments for insomnia and abnormal biological rhythms

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