Associate Professor Amy Reynolds

Associate Professor (Research)

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (Level 3a)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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

Honours, awards and grants

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

Supervisory interests
Circadian rhythms, sleep and insomnia
Occupational health/hygiene
Sleep across the lifespan
Sleep disorders
Sleep psychology
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: sleep (5), paramedicine (3)
Expert for media contact
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Shift work
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