Epidemiology is the study of how often health issues, such as diseases or conditions, occur in different groups of people and why. Knowing how a person is likely to be afflicted with a sleep disorder and how to prevent or manage these conditions is an essential part of sleep health research.
Our researchers are conducting innovative longitudinal population research studies and clinical trials to learn how initiatives to promote prevention work best, lead to early detection and better management of sleep disorders, and improve quality of life, wellbeing, and physical and mental health in our communities. We study the relationship between sleep and diet, nutrition and food timing. We are also investigating how people interact with health services and identifying opportunities for more effective health care and management that will maximise health outcomes.