Sleep Research Society &
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Training Opportunities
in Basic and Clinical Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine
2001 - V Edition
School of Psychology
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide, S.A. 5001
Faculty (Name, Email address)
Types of Training Available
Types of Funding Available
Possibility of graduate student scholarship for a Psychology 'Honors graduate' or M.A./M.S. degree holder. Some research assistant money and part-time teaching money often available but dependent on time of year and merits of applicant.
Current Trainees (Names and Email address)
Helen Wright firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Mercer email@example.com
Trainees who have completed training [in the past five years] and current status (Name, Title, Institution, Email)
Kurt Lushington, Dr. The University of South Australia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory
Technical Capabilities of Lab
Primary Training Focus
Other Training Opportunities
Representative Publications For the Last Five Years
Lack, L. & Lushington, K.(1996). The rhythms of human sleep propensity and core body temperature. Journal of Sleep Research, 5: 1-11.
Lack, L., Mercer, J. & Wright, H. (1996) Circadian rhythms of early morning awakening insomniacs. Journal of Sleep Research. 5, 211-219.
Ranzijn, R. & Lack, L. (1997) The pupillary light reflex cannot be used as a measure of sleepiness. Psychophysiology, 34(1), 17-22.
Lushington, K., Pollard, K., Lack, L., Kennaway, D.J., and Dawson, D. (1998). Daytime melatonin administration in elderly good and poor sleepers: effects on core body temperature and sleep latency. Sleep , 20(12),1135-1144.
Lushington, K., Dawson, D., Kennaway, D.J., and Lack, L. (1999). The relationship between 6-sulphatoxymelatonin and polysomnographic sleep in good sleeping controls and sleep maintenance insomniacs, aged 55-80 years. Journal of Sleep Research , 8, 57-64.
Kennaway, D. J., Lushington, K., Dawson, D., Lack, L., van den Heuvel, C. and Rogers, N. (1999). Urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin excretion and aging: New results and a critical review of the literature. Journal of Pineal Research, 27, 210-220.
Lushington, K., Dawson, D. and Lack, L. (2000). Core body temperature is elevated during constant wakefulness in elderly poor sleepers. Sleep, 23, 504-510.
www link for the Lab
Associate Professor Leon Lack’s research interests include: Circadian Rhythms and sleep, bright light treatment of insomnia, sleep misperception and re-training of insomniacs, benefits of brief naps, cognitive/behavior therapy for insomnia.