This Connect Week, as part of sleep awareness week we are running two sessions to get your Semester 2 sleep routine off to a good start. Join our panel of experts from the Institute of Social Science Research to learn about the science of sleep and how our sleep (or lack of it) impacts our everyday performance.


You can attend this event either Online or On Campus

Online: UQ Life Facebook LIVE

On Campus: International Arrival Lounge (Kingham Room, St Lucia) - Enjoy a delicious pastry with a hot chocolate or chamomile tea and learn about the science of sleep. What happens to our bodies during sleep and how sleep impacts how we feel. This will be followed by a relaxing meditation session.

You must register to attend On Campus and capacity is strictly limited

Register to Attend On Campus


Dr Kalina Rossa

Dr Kalina Rossa is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Science Research, with an interest in the neural, behavioural and emotional consequences of sleep loss. She completed her PhD at QUT investigating sleep-related processes, and the interplay between healthy sleep, resilience, self-regulation and risk-taking in young people. Dr Rossa completed postdoctoral training with the Centre for Clinical Trials in Rare Neurodevelopmental Disorders at QLD Health, where she was involved in the design of a range of trials aimed at improving social, physical and psychological outcomes for children and their families. Dr Rossa is currently a member of the NHMRC funded Young Adult Health Study research team.

Dr. Dwayne Mann

Dr Dwayne Mann recently completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Queensland and is now a postdoctoral research fellow at UQ’s Institute for Social Sciences Research. His thesis developed non-invasive methods to measure airway obstruction severity, bridging the gap between highly interventional physiology sleep studies and the clinical sleep environment. He is currently focussing on improving analysis techniques and interpretation of actigraphy defined sleep periods. His research interests include sleep-disordered breathing and the effects upon health.

Don't miss Part 2 of this event: Sleep and Performance

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  • Have not been in close contact with an active COVID-19 case and are required to quarantine
  • You are feeling weel and have not had a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, distorted sense of taste, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting or any cold/flu like symptoms within the last 24 hours.

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