Dr Sarah Jay -

Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow

B Soc. Sci (Hons), PhD (Psychology)

Contact Details

Email: s.jay@cqu.edu.au

Phone: 08 83784528 - Ext: 54528

Office Location

Appleton Institute

44 Greenhill Rd, Wayville SA 5034

Adelaide, SA

About Me

I am Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science in Adelaide. I completed my undergraduate honours degree in Social Science at the University of Adelaide in 2003 and then began my PhD at the University of South Australia in 2004. For my PhD I investigated the time course of recovery in both laboratory and field settings. Specifically, my interest was to investigate the recovery of sleep, physiological sleepiness and waking function following sleep loss. Since completing my PhD in 2007, my research interests and publications have largely focused on understanding the impact of shift-work on sleep, performance, safety and the management of fatigue related risk in the workplace. I have experience in conducting laboratory research and also working with the mining, aviation, healthcare and rail industries.
Universities Studied At

University of Adelaide

University of South Australia

Universities Worked At

University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia

Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

CQUniversity, Adelaide, South Australia

Professional Memberships

Australasian Sleep Association

Working Time Society

Sleep Health Foundation

Journal article

Jay, S. M., Carley, D. M., Aisbett, B., Ferguson, S. A., & Paterson, J. L. (2019). Can stress act as a sleep inertia countermeasure when on-call?. Biological Rhythm Research, 50(3), 429-439. doi:10.1080/09291016.2018.1464245

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Sprajcer, M., Jay, S. M., Vincent, G. E., Vakulin, A., Lack, L., & Ferguson, S. A. (2018). The effects of anticipating a high-stress task on sleep and performance during simulated on-call work. Journal of Sleep Research, 27(6), 1-9. doi:10.1111/jsr.12691

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Sprajcer, M., Jay, S. M., Vincent, G. E., Vakulin, A., Lack, L., & Ferguson, S. A. (2018). How the chance of missing the alarm during an on-call shift affects pre-bed anxiety, sleep and next day cognitive performance. Biological Psychology, 137, 133-139. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2018.07.008

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Vincent, G. E., Jay, S. M., Sargent, C., Kovac, K., Lastella, M., Vandelanotte, C., . . . Ferguson, S. A. (2018). Does breaking up prolonged sitting when sleep restricted affect postprandial glucose responses and subsequent sleep architecture? - A pilot study. Chronobiology International, 821-826. doi:10.1080/07420528.2018.1466789

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Sprajcer, M., Jay, S. M., Vincent, G. E., Vakulin, A., Lack, L., & Ferguson, S. A. (2018). Uncertain call likelihood negatively affects sleep and next day cognitive performance while on-call in a laboratory environment. Chronobiology International, 35(6), 838-848. doi:10.1080/07420528.2018.1466788

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Sprajcer, M., Jay, S. M., Vincent, G. E., Lack, L., Vakulin, A., & Ferguson, S. A. (2018). The effects of anticipating a high stress task on sleep and performance during simulated on-call work. Journal of Sleep Research, 1-9. doi:10.1111/jsr.12691

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Vincent, G. E., Kinchin, I., Ferguson, S. A., & Jay, S. M. (2018). The cost of inadequate sleep among on-call workers in Australia: A workplace perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(3), 1-12. doi:10.3390/ijerph15030398

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Jay, S. M., Paterson, J. L., Aisbett, B., & Ferguson, S. A. (2018). No rest for the women: Understanding the impact of on-call work for women in the emergency services. Chronobiology International, 35(6), 827-837. doi:10.1080/07420528.2018.1466793

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Vincent, G. E., Aisbett, B., Wolkow, A., Jay, S. M., Ridgers, N. D., & Ferguson, S. A. (2018). Sleep in wildland firefighters: What do we know and why does it matter?. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 27(2), 73-84. doi:10.1071/WF17109

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Vincent, G. E., Jay, S. M., Sargent, C., Kovac, K., Vandelanotte, C., Ridgers, N. D., & Ferguson, S. A. (2018). The impact of breaking up prolonged sitting on glucose metabolism and cognitive function when sleep is restricted. Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, 4, 17-23. doi:10.1016/j.nbscr.2017.09.001

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Vincent, G. E., Jay, S. M., Sargent, C., Vandelanotte, C., Ridgers, N. D., & Ferguson, S. A. (2017). Improving cardiometabolic health with diet, physical activity, and breaking up sitting: What about sleep?. Frontiers in Physiology, 8, 1-7. doi:10.3389/fphys.2017.00865

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Vincent, G. E., Jay, S. M., Vandelanotte, C., & Ferguson, S. A. (2017). Breaking up sitting with light-intensity physical activity: Implications for shift-workers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(10), 1-8. doi:10.3390/ijerph14101233

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Vincent, G., Jay, S., Vandelanotte, C., Sargent, C., Kovac, K., Ridgers, N., & Ferguson, S. (2017). Does sleep restriction attenuate the benefits of interrupting sitting on glucose metabolism? A pilot study. Journal of Sleep Research, 26(suppl. 1), 43-44. doi:10.1111/jsr.28_12619

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Jay, S. M., Gander, P. H., Eng, A., Cheng, S., Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, L., . . . tMannetje, A. (2017). New Zealanders working non-standard hours also have greater exposure to other workplace hazards. Chronobiology International, 34(4), 519-526. doi:10.1080/07420528.2017.1307850

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Jay, S. M., Aisbett, B., & Ferguson, S. A. (2016). Expectation of a loud alarm is not associated with changes in on-call sleep in the laboratory. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 14(3), 279-285. doi:10.1007/s41105-016-0053-y

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Jay, S. M., Smith, B. P., Windler, S., Dorrian, J., & Ferguson, S. A. (2016). Does suspected sleep disordered breathing impact on the sleep and performance of firefighting volunteers during a simulated fire ground campaign?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(2), 1-11. doi:10.3390/ijerph13020173

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Ferguson, S. A., Paterson, J. L., Hall, S. J., Jay, S. M., & Aisbett, B. (2016). On-call work: To sleep or not to sleep?: It depends. Chronobiology International, 33(6), 678-684. doi:10.3109/07420528.2016.1167714

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Jay, S., Aisbett, B., Sprajcer, M., & Ferguson, S. (2015). Sleeping at work : not all about location, location, location. Sleep medicine reviews., 19, 59-66. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2014.04.003

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Cvirn, M. A., Dorrian, J., Smith, B. P., Jay, S. M., Vincent, G. E., & Ferguson, S. A. (2017). The sleep architecture of Australian volunteer firefighters during a multi-day simulated wildfire suppression: Impact of sleep restriction and temperature. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 99(Part B), 389-394. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2015.11.013

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Gander, P. H., Signal, T. L., van den Berg, M. J., Mulrine, H. M., Jay, S. M., & Mangie, J. (2013). In-flight sleep, pilot fatigue and Psychomotor Vigilance Task performance on ultra-long range versus long range flights.. Journal of Sleep Research, 22(6), 697-706. doi:10.1111/jsr.12071

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Paterson, J., Dorrian, J., Ferguson, S., Jay, S., & Dawson, D. (2013). What happens to mood, performance and sleep in a laboratory study with no sleep deprivation?. Sleep and biological rhythm., 11(3), 200-209. doi:10.1111/sbr.2013.11.issue-3

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Paterson, J., Dorrian, J., Lamond, N., Murphy, P., Ferguson, S., Jay, S., . . . Dawson, D. (2011). Changes in structural aspects of mood during 39-66h of sleep loss using matched controls. Applied ergonomics : human factors in technology and society., 42, 196-201. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2010.06.014

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Ferguson, S., Roach, G., Dorrian, J., Paech, G., & Jay, S. (2011). Performance on a simple response time task : is sleep or work more important for miners?. Applied ergonomics : human factors in technology and society., 42, 210-213. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2010.06.010

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Paech, G., Jay, S., Lamond, N., Roach, G., & Ferguson, S. (2010). The effects of different roster schedules on sleep in miners. Applied ergonomics., 41(4), 600-606. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2009.12.017

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Weissenfeld, A., Dawson, D., Dorrian, J., Thomas, M., Ferguson, S., & Jay, S. (2010). Work hours and sleep/wake behaviour of Australian Hospital Doctors. Chronobiology international., 27(5), 997-1012. doi:10.3109/07420528.2010.489439

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Ferguson, S., Lamond, N., Kandelaars, K., Jay, S., & Dawson, D. (2008). The impact of short, irregular sleep opportunities at sea on the alertness of marine pilots working extended hours. Chronobiology international : the journal of biological and medical rhythm research., 25(2-3), 399-411. doi:10.1080/07420520802106819

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Lamond, N., Jay, S., Dorrian, J., Ferguson, S., Roach, G., & Dawson, D. (2008). The sensitivity of a palm-based psychomotor vigilance task to severe sleep loss. Behavior research methods., 40(1), 347-352. doi:10.3758/BRM.40.1.347

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