Associate Professor Amy Reynolds is a clinical epidemiologist and provisional psychologist with research expertise in the relationships between non-standard work schedules (particularly shift work), health and safety. She is the current co-lead of the insomnia, shift work and body clock disruption theme at FHMRI Sleep Health (formerly Adelaide Institute of Sleep Health).
Her key research focus is the experiences of shift workers living with sleep problems, many of which go undiagnosed and untreated for extended periods of time. These include obstructive sleep apnoea, insomnia, and shift work disorder. She uses mixed research methodologies in her research program, including working with large datasets, such as the multigenerational Raine Study, qualitative approaches, and intervention trials.
A/Professor Reynolds works closely with industry partners, and has prior expertise working with emergency services, mining and minerals, transport and healthcare sectors. Her research focusses on solution-based approaches to managing the health consequences associated with non-standard work schedules, and working in partnership with industry and workers to identify feasible solutions which support healthy workforces.
In addition to her own research interests, A/Professor Reynolds is a patient research partner, working alongside experts in the Rheumatology field to amplify the voice of patients living with autoimmune disease. She currently serves as an Australian representative for the BMJ's International Patient Advisory Panel.
Master of Professional Psychology (2023-current): Monash University
Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) (2018): University of Sydney
Doctor of Philosophy (2015): University of South Australia
Bachelor of Psychology Honours (2009): University of South Australia
2022: Student-led nomination for the Deputy Vice Chancellor's Award for HDR Supervision excellence (College of Medicine and Public Health)
2021: Safework SA Augusta Zadow Award to use lived experience of shift work, sleep disorders and fatigue in early career Australian paramedics to inform better education, training and support.
2021: Flinders University College of Medicine and Public Health Mid Career Researcher award for research excellence
2021: Australasian Sleep Association Nick Antic Career Development Award to facilitate development as a leader in the sleep research field
2019: CQUniversity Australia Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Research (Early Career)
2017: Australasian Sleep Association Rob Pierce Award and Grant in Aide to support a new investigator in the field of sleep research
2016: Australasian Sleep Association Helen Bearpark Memorial Scholarship to facilitate international travel and exchange in order to develop skills in sleep research
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