Research Publications

Research Publications

Flynn-Evans EE, Shekleton JA, Miller B, Epstein LJ, Kirsch D, Brogna LA, Burke LM, Bremer E, Murray JM, Gehrman P, Rajaratnam SMW, Lockley SW.
Circadian phase and phase angle disorders in primary insomnia. Sleep. 2017 Oct 3. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx163. PMID: 29029340 [Epub ahead of print] 

Murray JM, Sletten TL, Magee M, Gordon C, Lovato N, Bartlett DJ, Kennaway DJ, Lack LC, Grunstein RR, Lockley SW, Rajaratnam SM; Delayed Sleep on Melatonin (DelSoM) Study Group; Prevalence of Circadian Misalignment and Its Association with Depressive Symptoms in Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder - To examine the prevalence of circadian misalignment in clinically diagnosed DSPD, and compare mood and daytime functioning in those with and without a circadian basis for the disorder; Sleep. 2016 Sep 26. pii: sp-00049-16. (Epub ahead of print)

St Hilaire MA, Rüger M, Fratelli F, Hull JT, Phillips AJ, Lockley SW; Modeling neurocognitive decline and recovery during repeated cycles of extended sleep and chronic sleep deficiency - Intra-individual night-to-night sleep duration is often insufficient and variable. Here we report the effects of such chronic variable sleep deficiency on neurobehavioral performance and the ability of state-of the-art models to predict these changes; Sleep. 2016 Sep 26. pii: sp-00099-16. (Epub ahead of print)

Sullivan JP, O'Brien CS, Barger LK, Rajaratnam SM, Czeisler CA, Lockley SW; Harvard Work Hours, Health and Safety Group; Randomized, prospective study of the impact of a sleep health program on firefighter injury and disability - testing the hypothesis that a workplace-based Sleep Health Program (SHP) incorporating sleep health education and sleep disorders screening would improve firefighter health and safety compared to standard practice; Sleep. 2016 Sep 26. pii: sp-00023-16. (Epub ahead of print)

Miller, C.B., Bartlett, D.J., Mullins, A. E., Dodds, K.L., Gordon, C.J, Kyle, S.D., Kim, J., Lee, R.S.C., Comas, M., Marshall, N.S., Yee, B. J., Espie, C.A., & Grunstein, R.R.  Clusters of Insomnia Disorder - an exploratory cluster analysis of objective sleep parameters reveals differences in neurocognitive functioning, quantitative EEG and heart rate variability, SLEEP, in press, accepted July 2016

Magee M1, Marbas EM, Wright KP Jr, Rajaratnam SM, Broussard JL. Diagnosis, Cause, and Treatment Approaches for Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder. Sleep Med Clin. 2016 Sep;11(3):389-401. doi: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2016.05.004. Epub 2016 Jul 16.

Postnova S, Lockley SW, Robinson PA Sleep Propensity under Forced Desynchrony in a Model of Arousal State Dynamics J Biol Rhythms. 2016 Jul 17. pii: 0748730416658806. (Epub ahead of print)

Dodds, K.L., Miller, C.B., Kyle, S.D., Marshall, N.S. and Gordon, C.J., 2016. Heart rate variability in insomnia patients: a critical review of the literature. Sleep Medicine Reviews. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2016.06.004 (Epub ahead of print)

Miller, C.B., Bartlett, D.J., Mullins, A.E., Dodds, K.L., Gordon, C.J, Kyle, S.D., Kim, J.W., D’Rozario, A.L., Lee, R.S.C., Comas, M., Marshall, N., Yee, B.J., Espie, C.A., Grunstein, R.R. (2016).  Clusters of Insomnia Disorder - an exploratory cluster analysis of objective sleep parameters reveals differences in neurocognitive functioning, quantitative EEG and heart rate variability. SLEEP (Epub ahead of print.)

Rajaratnam SM, Landrigan CP, Wang W, Kaprielian R, Moore RT, Czeisler CA. Teen crashes declined after Massachusetts raised penalties for graduated licensing law restricting night driving. Health Affairs (Millwood) 2015 Jun;34(6):963–70.

Howard ME, Jackson ML, Stevenson M. Who needs sleep apnea treatment for safety critical tasks – are we there yet? Sleep 2015 Mar 1 38(3):331–2.

Postnova S, Postnov DD, Seneviratne M, Robinson PA. Effects of rotation interval on sleepiness and circadian dynamics on forward rotating 3-shift systems. J Biological Rhythms 2014 29:60–70.

Research-based conference presentations

Howard ME and Rajaratnam SM. Towards field-deployable alertness monitoring systems, National Transport Commission & Federal Highways Administration, US Department of Transportation, 2014

Howard ME. Sleep disorders and safety critical work, Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2014.

Howard ME. Individual management of sleep: sleep disorders and napping, Work Hours, Shift and Fatigue Conference, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, April 2015.

Sletten TL, Raman B, Magee M, Ferguson S, Kennaway DJ, Grunstein RR, Lockley SW, Rajaratnam SM. Implementing a novel lighting intervention to improve alertness and performance in night shift workers. 9th International Conference on Managing Fatigue, 2015, March 23–26, Fremantle, Australia.

Sletten TL, Segal AY, Flynn-Evans E, Lockley SW, Rajaratnam SM. The association between circadian rhythm phase and inter-individual differences in neurobehavioural impairment following sleep loss. 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, 2015, June 6 –10, Seattle, USA.

Other invited presentations

Ftouni, S. Definitions of alertness: research and industry perspectives. Invited Plenary Presentation. Alertness Summit 2015: A New Framework Driving Heavy Vehicle Safety, 2015, June 30, Canberra, Australia.

Howard, ME. Managing alertness in industry: minimising risk and optimising productivity - short course. Convenor and speaker. Sleep Down Under 2014, 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Perth, Australia.

Sletten TL. Scheduling and sleep: technology to support development, monitoring and adherence with schedules and manage risk. Short course: Managing alertness in industry – minimising risk and optimising productivity. Sleep Down Under 2014, 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Perth, Australia.

Sletten TL, Rajaratnam SM. Year in review: alertness and fatigue management. Sleep Down Under 2014, 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Perth, Australia.