With common sleep disorders affecting growing numbers of Australians, Flinders researchers looking into affordable treatments are being recognised for their contributions.
PhD student Hannah Scott won the Young Investigator Award at the 2018 Adelaide Sleep Retreat earlier this month for her presentation on ‘The validity of the THIM wearable device for estimating sleep onset’.
As part of her PhD, Ms Scott is focused on developing and testing the accuracy of THIM for measuring sleep as well as its effectiveness for administering a novel treatment for insomnia called Intensive Sleep Retraining, and for delivering the optimal power nap.
Her aim is to develop a device that people can use in their homes to accurately measure their sleep and treat their insomnia.
She has just returned from Sydney where she was also a finalist in the AMP Amplify Ignite competition. The competition provides twenty students from across Australia with an opportunity to convince a business audience that their research deserves funding – but they are only allowed 150 seconds to achieve their goal.
Ms Scott expects to complete her PhD in 2021.