Professor Sally Ferguson School of Health, Medical & Applied Sciences / School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences

Deputy Dean - Research

BSc (Hons)MA (Writing)PhD

Contact Details

Email: sally.ferguson@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (08) 8378 4508 - Ext: 54508

Office Location

Appleton Institute

44 Greenhill Road

Wayville SA 5034

About Me

Sally is a Professor with the Appleton Institute in Adelaide and Deputy Dean of Research in the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences. Sally’s background is circadian biology and understanding how the body clock helps keep us synchronized to the world around us and what happens when we work against our clocks.

In the last ten years this key research interest has led to Sally asking questions about the relationship between sleep, wake and work patterns, particularly for those working shiftwork. Sally has worked with industry partners in mining, rail, healthcare, marine pilotage, aviation and the emergency services. Sally's program of research has received funding support from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Bushfire CRC and the CRC for Rail Innovation.

Sally does a lot of work in the area of fatigue risk management and sleeps very well herself.

Background

Sally completed a Bachelor of Science at Flinders University and her PhD from the University of Adelaide. Sally's background is in physiology and her PhD thesis focused on the neurotransmitters involved in transferring the light signal from the eyes to the biological clock in the brain. Since then, Sally has focused on specific systems under the control of the biological clock, namely sleep, melatonin and performance.


Professional Memberships

Australasian Sleep Association

Australasian Chronobiology Society

European Sleep Research Society

Working Time Society (International Commission on Occupational Health)


Professional Interests

A PhD in the field of sleep and circadian biology, and a Masters in Writing mean that when Sally isn't sleeping, she is writing.  More often that not she is writing about sleep but Sally’s expertise and interests extend beyond nocturnal slumber to general health research and the medical sciences.  She is also partial to writing about people, places and journeys.  Sally’s passion is making the complex accessible and useful.

Invited Papers/Speaker

2012 - Invited Symposium Speaker - 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Darwin, Australia. 

2011 - Invited Symposium Speaker – 8th International Conference on Managing Fatigue in Transportation, Resources and Health, Fremantle, Australia . 

2010 – Invited Symposium Speaker - 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Christchurch, New Zealand. 

2009 – Invited Symposium Speaker – 23rd Annual Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Melbourne, Victoria.

2007 – Invited symposium presenter.  International Brain Research Organisation World Congress of Neuroscience, Satellite meeting – “From Molecular Clocks to Human Health”, Adelaide SA..

2002 – Invited Symposium speaker.  Association Professional Sleep Societies, Seattle, USA

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

2012-2014      ARC: Discovery Project.  Biological and behavioural rhythms of Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder.  $205,000 (DP120101401)

2009-2011      ARC: Discovery Project.  The relative impacts of sleep, wake and the internal body clock on human performance. $416,000  (DP0988420)

2009-2011       NHMRC: Project Grant. Light intervention for shiftworkers.  $682,875                     

2005-2007        ARC: Discovery Project.  Brief naps as a countermeasure to fatigue.  $139,394 (DP0558960)

2004                   NHMRC: Equipment grant.  $6,850

2001-2003         NHMRC: Project Grant.  An innovative technique for assessing peripheral body temperature.  $187,000.


CRC Funding

2012

CRC for Rail Innovation. Fatigue Risk Management Guideline development.

$20,000

 

2011

Bushfire CRC.  Operational readiness of volunteer firefighters.

$390,000

 

2010

CRC for Rail Innovation.   Ensuring the Continuing Validity of Work-Related Fatigue Modelling Tools. $422,940

CRC for Rail Safety.  Developing a Case for a National Standard in Fatigue Risk Management.  $168,720

Refereed Articles

Book Chapters

Matthews RW, Ferguson SA and Banks S (2013) Partial and Sleep-Stage-Selective Deprivation. In: Kushida C. (ed) The Encyclopedia of Sleep, vol. 1, pp. 162-168. Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

Rogers NL and Ferguson SA (2009).  Thermoregulation and Sleep-Wake Behaviour in Humans.  In: Basics of Sleep Guide.  Second Edition.  Amlaner, C.J. and Fuller P.M. (Ed).  Sleep Research Society, Westchester, IL.  ISBN: 978-1-61539-590-3

Baker A, Ferguson SA and Dawson D.  “The Faces of Childbirth”.  In: Randell E. Balin (Ed). Trends in Midwifery Research.  Nova Scotia Publishers Inc, New York 2005, pp 137-150.

Baker A, Ferguson SA. Fatigue and the commercial fishing industry: An international perspective, in: Conway, G.A. (Ed.), Second Annual International Fishing Industry Safety and Health Conference. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Sitka, Alaska, 2006 pp. 139-144.

 

Published Journal Articles

Paterson J, Dorrian J, Murphy P, Campbell SC, Ferguson SA, Dawson D.  What happens to mood, performance, sleep and sleepiness in a laboratory study with no sleep deprivation?  Sleep and Biological Rhythms. In Press

Ferguson SA, Neall A, Dorrian J.  Causes and consequences of fatigue in healthcare settings: lessons for managing fatigue-related risk.  Medical Sociology Online. In Press.

Micic G, dr Bruyn A, Lovato N, Wright H, Gradisar M, Ferguson SA, Burgess HJ, Lack L (Accepted April 2013). The endogenous circadian temperature period length (tau) in good sleepers and people ith Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder. Journal of Sleep Research. In Press.

Paterson JL, Reynolds AC, Ferguson SA, Dawson D (In Press). Sleep and Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD). Sleep Medicine Reviews. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2012.12.002.

Matthews RM, Ferguson SA, Zhou X, Sargent C, Darwent D, Kennaway DJ, Roach GD (2012).  Time- of-day mediates the influences of extended wake and sleep restriction on simulated driving.  Chronobiology International, 29(5): 572-579.

Paech GM, Ferguson SA, Sargent C, Kennaway DJ, Roach GD (2012). The relative contributions of the homeostatic and circadian processes to sleep regulation under conditions of severe sleep restriction. Sleep, 35(7): 941-948.

Sargent C, Darwent D, Ferguson SA, Kennaway DJ, Roach GD (2012). Sleep restriction masks the influence of the circadian process on sleep propensity. Chronobiology International, 29(5): 565-571. 

Aisbett B, Wolkow A, Sprajcer M, Ferguson SA (2012). "Awake, smoky and hot": Providing an evidence-base for managing the risks associated with occupational stressors encountered by wildland firefighters. Applied Ergonomics, 43(5): 916-925.

 Ferguson SA and Dawson D (2012).  12-hour or 8-hour shifts?  It depends.  Sleep Medicine Reviews, 16(6): 519-528.

Haire JCL, Ferguson SA, JD Tilleard, Negus P, Dorrian, J and Thomas MJW (2012). The effect of working consecutive night shifts on sleep time, prior wakefulness, perceived levels of fatigue and performance on a psychometric test in emergency registrars.  Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(3): 251-259.

Ferguson SA, Kennaway DJ, Baker A, Lamond N, Dawson D (2012).  Sleep and circadian rhythms in mining operators: limited evidence of adaptation to night shifts.  Applied Ergonomics. 43(4): 695-701. (Q1, 1.467, 0).

Ferguson SA, Paech GM, Sargent C, Darwent D, Kennaway DJ, Roach GD (2012). The influence of circadian time and sleep dose on subjective fatigue ratings. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 45(Suppl): 50-54.  

Sargent C, Darwent D, Ferguson SA, Roach GD (2012). Can a simple balance task be used to assess fitness for duty? Accident Analysis and Prevention.  45(Suppl): 74-79.

Heath G, Roach GD, Dorrian J, Ferguson SA, Darwent D, Sargent C (2012). The effect of sleep restriction on snacking behaviour during a week of simulated shiftwork. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 45(Suppl): 62-67.

Matthews R, Ferguson SA, Zhou X, Kosmadopoulos A, Kennaway DJ, Roach GD (2012). Simulated driving under the influence of extended wake, time of day and sleep restriction. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 45(Suppl): 55-61.

Paterson J, Darwent D, Clarkson L, Ferguson SA (2012). Beyond working time: Factors affecting sleep behaviour in rail safety workers.  Accident Analysis and Prevention. 45(Suppl): 32-35.

Drury DA, Ferguson SA, Thomas MJW (2012). Restricted sleep and negative affective states in commercial pilots during short haul operations.  Accident Analysis and Prevention. 45(Suppl): 80-84.

Lack L, Short M, Dorrian J, Roach GD, Zhou X, Lovato N, Ferguson SA, Tremaine R (2012).  Author's response to Letter to the Editor. Applied Ergonomics, 43(1): 267.

Zhou X, Ferguson SA, Matthews RW, Sargent C, Darwent D, Kennaway DJ, Roach GD (2012).  Mismatch between subjective alertness and objective performance under sleep restriction is greatest during the biological night.  Journal of Sleep Research, 21(1):40-49. 

Ferguson SA, Paech GM, Dorrian J, Roach GD, Jay SM (2011).  Performance on a simple response time task: is sleep or work more important?  Applied Ergonomics, 42(2): 210-213.

Zhou X, Ferguson SA, Matthews RW, Sargent C, Darwent D, Kennaway DJ, Roach GD (2011).  Dynamics of neurobehavioral performance variability under forced desynchrony: evidence of state instability.  Sleep.  34(1): 57-63.

Paterson JL, Dorrian J, Ferguson SA, Jay SM, Lamond N, Murphy PJ, Campbell SS, Dawson D. (2011). Changes in structural aspects of mood during 39-66 hours of sleep loss using matched controls. Applied Ergonomics, 42(2): 196-201

Zhou X, Ferguson SA, Matthews RW, Sargent C, Darwent D, Kennaway DJ and Roach GD (2011).  Sleep, Wake and Phase Dependent Changes in Neurobehavioural Function under Forced Desynchrony.  Sleep, 34(7): 931-941.

Matthews RW, Ferguson SA, Zhou X, Darwent D, Sargent C, Kennaway DJ, Roach GD (2010).  The interactive influence of the internal body clock and prior wake on task vigilance.  Ergonomia.  32(1): 37-48. 

Roach GD, Sargent C, Darwent D, Kennaway DJ, Ferguson SA (2010).  Lost in Transit: Lost in transit: The journey of ingestible temperature sensors through the human digestive tract.  Ergonomia,  32(1): 49-62.

Paech GM, Ferguson SA, Sargent C, Darwent D, Williams L, Kennaway DJ, Roach GD (2010).  A 28-hour day, sleep and a single beat period: revisiting forced desynchrony studies.  Ergonomia IJE&HF, 32(2-4): 125-132. 

Ferguson SA, Thomas MJW, Dorrian J, Jay SM, Weissenfeld AP, Dawson D (2010). Work hours and sleep/wake behaviour in Australian hospital doctors. Chronobiology International, 27(5); 997-1012. 

Ferguson SA, Baker AA, Lamond N, Kennaway DJ (2010).  Sleep in a live-in mining operation: the influence of start times and restricted non-work activities.  Applied Ergonomics, 42(1): 71-75.  

Ferguson SA, Rajaratnam SMW, Dawson D (2010).  Melatonin agonists and insomnia.  Expert Reviews in Neurotherapeutics.  10(2): 305-318.

Thomas MJW, Ferguson SA (2010). Prior sleep, prior wake, and crew performance during normal flight operations. Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, 81: 665-670. 

Sargent C, Ferguson SA, Darwent D, Kennaway DJ, Roach GD (2010).  The influence of circadian phase and prior wake on neuromuscular function.  Chronobiology International, 27(5): 911-921.

Zhou X, Ferguson SA, Matthews RW, Sargent C, Darwent D, Kennaway DJ, Roach GD (2010). Inter-individual differences in neurobehavioral performance in response to increasing homeostatic sleep pressure. Chronobiology International, 27(5): 922-933.

Darwent D, Ferguson SA, Sargent C, Paech GM, Williams L, Zhou X, Matthews RW, Dawson D, Kennaway DJ, Roach GD (2010).  Contribution of core body temperature, prior wake time and sleep stages to cognitive throughput performance during forced desynchrony.  Chronobiology International, 27(5): 898-910.

Paech GM, Jay SM, Lamond N, Roach GD, Ferguson SA (2010).  The effects of different roster schedules on sleep in miners.  Applied Ergonomics.  41(4): 600-606.

Tremaine R, Dorrian J, Lack L, Lovato N, Ferguson S, Zhou X, Roach G (2010).  The relationship between subjective and objective sleepiness and performance during a simulated night-shift with a nap countermeasure.  Applied Ergonomics, 42(1): 52-61.

Lovato N, Lack L, Ferguson SA, Tremaine R (2009).  The effects of a 30-min nap during night shift following a prophylactic sleep in the afternoon.  Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 7:34-42.

Ferguson SA, Lamond N, Kandelaars, Jay SM, Dawson D (2008).  The impact of short, irregular sleep opportunities at sea on the alertness of marine pilots working extended hours.  Chronobiology International, 25(2); 399-411.

Lamond N, Jay SM, Dorrian J, Ferguson SA, Roach GD, Dawson D (2008).  The sensitivity of a palm-based psychomotor vigilance task to severe sleep loss.    Behavior Research Methods, 40(1): 348-353.

Jay SM, Dawson D, Ferguson SA, Lamond N (2008).  Driver fatigue during extended rail operations. Applied Ergonomics, 39(5):623-9.

Lamond N, Jay SM, Dorrian J, Ferguson SA, Jones CB, Dawson D (2007). The dynamics of neurobehavioural recovery following sleep loss. Journal of Sleep Research, 16(1): 33-41. 

Jay SM, Lamond N, Ferguson SA Dorrian J, Jones CB, Dawson D (2007).  The characteristics of recovery sleep when recovery opportunity is restricted. Sleep, 30(3): 353-360. 

Jones CB, Dorrian J, Jay SM, Lamond N, Ferguson SA, Dawson D (2006).  Self-awareness of impairment and the decision to drive after an extended period of wakefulness.  Chronobiology International, 23(6): 1253-1263.

Roach GD, Reid KR, Ferguson SA, Dawson D (2006).  The relationship between the rate of melatonin excretion and sleep consolidation for locomotive engineers in natural sleep settings. Journal of Circadian Rhythms, 4:8. 

Jay SM, Petrilli RM, Ferguson SA, Dawson D, Lamond N (2006).  The suitability of a caffeinated energy drink for night-shift workers. Physiology and Behavior, 87(5): 925-931.

van den Heuvel CJ, Ferguson SA, Dawson D (2006).  Attenuated thermoregulatory response to mild thermal challenge in sleep onset insomnia.  Sleep, 29(9): 1174-1180.

van den Heuvel CJ, Ferguson SA, Macchi M, Dawson D (2005).  Melatonin as a hypnotic: Con.  Sleep Medicine Reviews, 9:71-80.

van den Heuvel CJ, Ferguson SA, Macchi M, Dawson D (2005).  Comment on ‘Melatonin as a hypnotic: Pro’.  Sleep Medicine Reviews, 9:67-68.

van den Heuvel CJ, Ferguson SA, Macchi M, Dawson D (2005).  Reply to Comment on ‘Melatonin as a hypnotic: Con’.  Sleep Medicine Reviews, 9:69-70.

van den Heuvel, CJ., Ferguson, SA, Lushington, K (2004). The core of sleep problems. Australasian Science 25(8), 35-37.

van den Heuvel CJ, Ferguson SA, Gilbert SS, Dawson D (2004).  Thermoregulation in normal sleep and insomnia:  the role of peripheral heat loss and new applications for digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI).  Journal of Thermal Biology, 29: 457-461.

Gilbert S, van den Heuvel C, Ferguson SA, and Dawson D (2004) Thermoregulation as a sleep signalling system.  Sleep Medicine Reviews 8(2):81-93.

Baker A, Roach GD, Ferguson SA and Dawson D (2004) Shiftwork experience and the value of time. Ergonomics, 47(3): 307-317.

Baker A, Roach GD, Ferguson SA, Dawson D (2003) The impact of different rosters on employee work and non-work time preferences.  Time and Society, 12 (2/3): 315-332.

Baker A, Ferguson SA, Dawson, D (2003) The perceived value of time: controls v. shiftworkers. Time and Society, 12(1): 27-39.

Baker A, Heiler K, Ferguson S (2003). The impact of roster changes on absenteeism and incident frequency in an Australian coal mine. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60: 43-49.

Hague JA, Gilbert SS, Burgess HJ, Ferguson SA, Dawson, D (2003). A sedentary day: effects on subsequent sleep and body temperatures in trained athletes.  Physiology and Behavior, 78(2):261-267.

van den Heuvel CJ, Ferguson SA, Dawson D, Gilbert SS (2003). Comparison of Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) with Contact Thermometry: Pilot Data From a Sleep Research Laboratory.  Physiological Measurement 24:1-9.

Baker A, Ferguson S, Roach G, Dawson D (2001). Perception of in-labour pain mothers v. midwives. The Journal of Advanced Nursing. 35(2):171-179.

Baker A,  Ferguson SA, Heiler K (2001). The impact of extended workshifts on health and safety in a coal mine.  Journal of Human Ergology, 30(1/2): 65-70.

Ferguson SA, Rowe SA, Krupa M, Kennaway DJ (2000).  Prenatal exposure to the dopamine agonist SKF-38393 disrupts the timing of the initial response of the suprachiasmatic nucleus to light.  Brain Research 858: 284-289.

Ferguson, S.A. and Kennaway, D.J (2000).  Prenatal exposure to SKF-38393 alters the response to light of adult rats.  NeuroReport 11: 1539-1541.

Ferguson SA, Kennaway DJ (2000).  The ontogeny of induction of c-fos in the rat SCN by a 5-HT2A/2C agonist.  Developmental Brain Research 121: 229-231 (2000).

Ferguson SA, Kennaway DJ (1999).  Emergence of altered circadian timing in a cholinergically supersensitive rat line.  American Journal of Physiology 277: (Regulatory, Integrative, Comparative Physiology) 46: R1171-R1178.

Ferguson SA, Kennaway DJ, Moyer RW (1999).  Nicotine phase shifts the 6-sulphatoxymelatonin rhythm and induces c-Fos induction in the rat suprachiasmatic nucleus.  Brain Research Bulletin 48: 527-538.

Moyer RW, Kennaway DJ, Ferguson SA, Dijstelbloem YP (1997).  Quipazine and light have similar effects on the c-fos induction in the rat suprachiasmatic nucleus.  Brain Research 765: 337-342.

Tew S, Jamieson GG, Holloway RH, Ferguson SA, Tew P (1997).  A prospective study of the effect of fundoplication on primary and secondary peristalsis in the esophagus.  Diseases of the Esophagus 10: 247-252.

 Ferguson SA, Kennaway DJ (1996).  Neurotransmitters mediating the effects of light on melatonin production in the rat.  Frontiers in Hormone research 21: 30-41.

Kennaway DJ, Rowe SA, Ferguson SA (1996).  Serotonin agonists mimic the phase shifting effects of light on the melatonin rhythm in rats.  Brain Research 737: 301-307. 

 

 

 

MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Public Health and Health Services - Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Sleep, fatigue, circadian rhythms, safety, health, emergency services
Public Health and Health Services - Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Sleep; fatigue; circadian rhythms; safety; health; emergency services;
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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Lang, C. J., Reynolds, A. C., Appleton, S. L., Taylor, A. W., Gill, T. K., McEvoy, R. D., . . . Adams, R. A. (2018). Sociodemographic and behavioural correlates of social jetlag in Australian adults: Results from the 2016 National Sleep Health Foundation Study. Sleep Medicine, 51(November 2018), 133-139. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2018.06.014

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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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Ferguson, S., Appleton, S., Reynolds, A., Gill, T., Taylor, A., McEvoy, R. D., & Adams, R. (2018). Making errors at work due to sleepiness or sleep problems is not limited to shift working populations: Results of the 2016 Sleep Health Foundation survey. Journal of Sleep Research, 27(Suppl. S1), 129. doi:10.1111/jsr.12751

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Vincent, G. E., Ferguson, S., Larsen, B., Ridgers, N. D., Snow, R., & Aisbett, B. (2018). Adding sleep restriction to the equation: Impact on wildland firefighters’ work performance and physiology in hot conditions. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 91(5), 601-611. doi:10.1007/s00420-018-1304-9

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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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Reynolds, A. C., Bucks, R. S., Paterson, J. L., Ferguson, S. A., Mori, T. A., McArdle, N., . . . Eastwood, P. R. (2018). Working (longer than) 9 to 5: Are there cardiometabolic health risks for young Australian workers who report longer than 38-h working weeks?. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 91(4), 403-412. doi:10.1007/s00420-018-1289-4

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Reynolds, A. C., Bucks, R. S., Paterson, J. L., Ferguson, S. A., Mori, T. A., McArdle, N., . . . Eastwood, P. R. (2018). Short sleep is associated with working weeks longer that 38 hours in young Australian workers, but does not mediate the relationship with cardiometabolic risk factors. Sleep, 41(Suppl_1), A326. doi:10.1093/sleep/zsy061.877

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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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Sletten, T. L., Ftouni, S., Nicholas, C. L., Magee, M., Grunstein, R. R., Ferguson, S., . . . Rajaratnam, S. M. W. (2017). Randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of a blue-enriched light intervention to improve alertness and performance in night shift workers. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 74(11), 792-801. doi:10.1136/oemed-2016-103818

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Hall, S. J., Aisbett, B., Robertson, S. J., Ferguson, S. A., & Turner, A. I. (2017). Salivary alpha amylase in on-call from home fire and emergency service personnel. Endocrine Connections, 6(8), 637-646. doi:10.1530/EC-17-0192

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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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Reynolds, A. C., Appleton, S. L., Gill, T. K., Taylor, A. W., McEvoy, R. D., Ferguson, S. A., & Adams, R. J. (2017). Sickness absenteeism is associated with sleep problems independent
of sleep disorders: results of the 2016 Sleep Health Foundation
national survey. Sleep Health, 3(5), 357-361. doi:10.1016/j.sleh.2017.06.003

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Hall, S., Aisbett, B., Turner, A., Robertson, S., & Ferguson, S. (2017). Sleep quantity and quality of on-call from home fire and emergency service workers. Journal of Sleep Research, 26(S1), 50. doi:10.1111/jsr.47_12619

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Burns, A. C., Sletten, T. L., Magee, M., Hawi, Z., Nicholas, C. L., Saxena, R., . . . Cain, S. W. (2017). BDNF VAL66MET polymorphism impacts alertness and performance in shift workers. SLEEP, 40(suppl_1), A11. doi:10.1093/sleepj/zsx050.028

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Vincent, G. E., Aisbett, B., Larsen, B., Ridgers, N. D., Snow, R., & Ferguson, S. A. (2017). The impact of heat exposure and sleep restriction on firefighters’work performance and physiology during simulated wildfire suppression. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(2), 1-15. doi:10.3390/ijerph14020180

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Roach, G. D., Roberts, P., Dawson, D., Ferguson, S., Meuleners, L., Brook, L., & Sargent, C. (2017). Controlling fatigue risk in safety-critical workplaces: A summary of selected papers from the 9th International Conference on Managing Fatigue in Transportation, Resources and Health. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 99(Pt B), 379-382. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2016.08.002

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Matthews, R. W., Ferguson, S. A., Sargent, C., Zhou, X., Kosmadopoulos, A., & Roach, G. D. (2017). Using interstimulus interval to maximise sensitivity of the Psychomotor Vigilance Test to fatigue. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 99, Part B, 406-410. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2015.10.013

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Paterson, J. L., Reynolds, A. C., Duncan, M., Vandelanotte, C., & Ferguson, S. A. (2017). Barriers and enablers to modifying sleep behavior in adolescents and young adults: A qualitative investigation. Behavioural Sleep Medicine, 1-13. doi:10.1080/15402002.2016.1266489

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Reynolds, A. C., Broussard, J., Paterson, J. L., Wright, K. P., & Ferguson, S. A. (2017). Sleepy, circadian disrupted and sick: Could intestinal microbiota play an important role in shift worker health?. Molecular Metabolism, 6(1), 12-13. doi:10.1016/j.molmet.2016.11.004

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Wolkow, A., Aisbett, B., Ferguson, S. A., Reynolds, J., & Main, L. C. (2016). Psychophysiological relationships between a multi-component self-report measure of mood, stress and behavioural signs and symptoms, and physiological stress responses during a simulated firefighting deployment. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 110, 109-118. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.10.015

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Lovato, N., Micic, G., Gradisar, M., Ferguson, S. A., Burgess, H. J., Kennaway, D. J., & Lack, L. (2016). Can the circadian phase be estimated from self-reported sleep timing in patients with delayed sleep wake phase disorder to guide timing of chronobiologic treatment?. Chronobiology International, 33(10), 1376-1390. doi:10.1080/07420528.2016.1220386

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Sargent, C., Roberts, P., Dawson, D., Ferguson, S., Meuleners, L., Brook, L., & Roach, G. D. (2016). The relationships between human fatigue and public health: A brief commentary on selected papers from the 9th International Conference on Managing Fatigue in Transportation, Resources and Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(9), 1-3. doi:10.3390/ijerph13090842

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Walker, A., McKune, A., Ferguson, S., Pyne, D. B., & Rattray, B. (2016). Chronic occupational exposures can influence the rate of PTSD and depressive disorders in first responders and military personnel. Extreme Physiology and Medicine, 5(8), 1-12. doi:10.1186/s13728-016-0049-x

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Vincent, G. E., Aisbett, B., Hall, S. J., & Ferguson, S. A. (2016). Fighting fire and fatigue: Sleep quantity and quality during multi-day wildfire suppression. Ergonomics, 59(7), 932-940. doi:10.1080/00140139.2015.1105389

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Vincent, G. E., Ridgers, N. D., Ferguson, S. A., & Aisbett, B. (2016). Associations between firefighters' physical activity across multiple shifts of wildfire suppression. Ergonomics, 59(7), 924-931. doi:10.1080/00140139.2015.1107626

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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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Paterson, J. L., Browne, M., Ferguson, S. A., & Dawson, D. (2016). Prior sleep and perceptions of risk when driving. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 14(3), 295-301. doi:10.1007/s41105-016-0058-6

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Smith, B. P., Browne, M., Armstrong, T. A., & Ferguson, S. A. (2016). The accuracy of subjective measures for assessing fatigue related decrements in multi-stressor environments. Safety Science, 86, 238-244. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2016.03.006

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Micic, G., Lovato, N., Gradisar, M., Burgess, H. J., Ferguson, S. A., & Lack, L. (2016). Circadian melatonin and temperature taus in delayed sleep-wake phase disorder and non-24-hour sleep-wake rhythm disorder patients: An ultradian constant routine study. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 31(4), 387-405. doi:10.1177/0748730416650069

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Hall, S. J., Ferguson, S. A., Turner, A. I., Robertson, S. J., Vincent, G. E., & Aisbett, B. (2017). The effect of working on-call on stress physiology and sleep: A systematic review. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 33, 79-87. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2016.06.001

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Micic, G., Lovato, N., Gradisar, M., Ferguson, S. A., Burgess, H. J., & Lack, L. C. (2016). The etiology of delayed sleep phase disorder. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 27, 29-38. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2015.06.004

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Hall, S. J., Aisbett, B., Tait, J. L., Turner, A. I., Ferguson, S. A., & Main, L. C. (2016). The acute physiological stress response to an emergency alarm and mobilization during the day and at night. Noise and Health, 18(82), 150-156. doi:10.4103/1463-1741.181998

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Vincent, G. E., Aisbett, B., Hall, S. J., & Ferguson, S. A. (2016). Sleep quantity and quality is not compromised during planned burn shifts of less than 12 h. Chronobiology International, 33(6), 657-666. doi:10.3109/07420528.2016.1167734

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Magee, M., Sletten, T. L., Ferguson, S. A., Grunstein, R. R., Anderson, C., Kennaway, D. J., . . . Rajaratnam, S. M. (2016). Associations between number of consecutive night shifts and impairment of neurobehavioral performance during a subsequent simulated night shift. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 42(3), 217-227. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3560

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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., Smith, B. P., Browne, M., & Rockloff, M. J. (2016). Fatigue in emergency services operations: Assessment of the optimal objective and subjective measures using a simulated wildfire deployment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(2), 171-182. doi:10.3390/ijerph13020171

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Wolkow, A., Aisbett, B., Reynolds, J., Ferguson, S., & Main, L. (2016). Acute psychophysiological relationships between mood, inflammatory and cortisol changes in response to simulated physical firefighting work and sleep restriction. Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback., 41(2), 165-180. doi:10.1007/s10484-015-9329-2

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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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Paterson, J., Aisbett, B., & Ferguson, S. (2016). Sound the alarm: Health and safety risks associated with alarm response for salaried and retained metropolitan firefighters. Safety science., 82, 174-181. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2015.09.024

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Reynolds, A. C., Paterson, J. L., Ferguson, S. A., Stanley, D., Wright, K. P., & Dawson, D. (2017). The shift work and health research agenda: Considering changes in gut microbiota as a pathway linking shift work, sleep loss and circadian misalignment, and metabolic disease. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 34, 3-9. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2016.06.009

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Wolkow, A., Ferguson, S., Aisbett, B., & Main, L. (2015). Effects of work-related sleep restriction on acute physiological and psychological stress responses and their interactions : a review among emergency service personnel. International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health., 28(2), 183-208. doi:10.13075/ijomeh.1896.00227

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Darwent, D., Dawson, D., Paterson, J., Roach, G., & Ferguson, S. (2015). Managing fatigue : it really is about sleep. Accident analysis and prevention., 82, 20-26. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2015.05.009

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Micic, G., Lovato, N., Gradisar, M., Burgess, H., Ferguson, S., Kennaway, D., & Lack, L. (2015). Nocturnal melatonin profiles in patients with delayed sleep-wake phase disorder and control sleepers. Journal of biologial rhythms., 30(5), 437-448. doi:10.1177/0748730415591753

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Wolkow, A., Aisbett, B., Reynolds, J., Ferguson, S., & Main, L. (2015). Relationships between inflammatory cytokine and cortisol responses in firefighters exposed to simulated wildfire suppression work and sleep restriction. Physiological reports., 3(11), 1-14. doi:10.14814/phy2.12604

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Vincent, G., Ferguson, S., Tran, J., Larsen, B., Wolkow, A., & Aisbett, B. (2015). Sleep restriction during simulated wildfire suppression : effect on physical task performance. PLoS One., 10(1), 1-16. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0115329

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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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Wolkow, A., Ferguson, S., Vincent, G., Larsen, B., Aisbett, B., & Main, L. (2015). The impact of sleep restriction and simulated physical firefighting work on acute inflammatory stress responses. PLoS one., 10(9), 1-17. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138128

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Wolkow, A., Aisbett, B., Reynolds, J., Ferguson, S., & Main, L. (2015). The impact of sleep restriction while performing simulated physical firefighting work on cortisol and heart rate responses. International archives of occupational and environmental health., (2015), 1-15. doi:10.1007/s00420-015-1085-3

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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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Paech, G., Ferguson, S., Banks, S., Dorrian, J., & Roach, G. (2014). The influence of break timing on the sleep quantity and quality of fly-in, fly-out shiftworkers. Industrial health., 52(6), 521-530. doi:10.2486/indhealth.2014-0102

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Drury, D., Dorrian, J., Ferguson, S. A., & Thomas, M. J. W. (2013). Detection of heightened emotional activity in commercial airline crews: A reliability study. Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors, 3(2), 83-91. doi:10.1027/2192-0923/a000046

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Paterson, J., Reynolds, A., Ferguson, S., & Dawson, D. (2013). Sleep and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Sleep medicine reviews., 17, 465-474. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2012.12.002

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Ferguson, S., Neall, A., & Dorrian, J. (2013). Strategies used by healthcare practitioners to manage fatigue-related risk : beyond work hours. Medical sociology online., 7(2), 24-33. Retrieved from http://www.medicalsociologyonline.org/vol7iss2/msovol7iss2art1/7.2_art1.html

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Micic, G., de Bruyn, A., Lovato, N., Wright, H., Gradisar, M., Ferguson, S., . . . Lack, L. (2013). The endogenous circadian temperature period length (tau) in delayed sleep phase disorder compared to good sleepers. Journal of sleep research., 22(6), 17-24. doi:10.1111/jsr.12072

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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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Aisbett, B., Wolkow, A., Sprajcer, M., & Ferguson, S. (2012). "Awake, smoky, and hot": providing an evidence-base for managing the risks associated with occupational stressors encountered by wildland firefighters. Applied ergonomics : human factors in technology and society., 43(5), 916-925. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2011.12.013

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Ferguson, S., & Dawson, D. (2012). 12-h or 8-h shifts? It depends. Sleep medicine reviews., 16(6), 519-528. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2011.11.001

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Lack, L., Short, M., Dorrian, J., Roach, G. D., Xhou, X., Lovato, N., . . . Tremaine, R. (2012). Author's response to letter to the editor [Refers to: Tomoyuki Kawada, Hiroko Suzuki, Takako Shimizu, Masao Katsumata
Polygraphic sleep latency and subjective sleepiness by visual analog scale (VAS): The limitation of VAS
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Paterson, J., Dorrian, J., Clarkson, L., Darwent, D., & Ferguson, S. (2012). Beyond working time : factors affecting sleep behaviour in rail safety workers. Accident analysis and prevention., 45(S), 32-35. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2011.09.022

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Sargent, C., Darwent, D., Ferguson, S., & Roach, G. (2012). Can a simple balance task be used to assess fitness for duty?. Accident analysis and prevention., (45S), 74-79. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2011.09.030

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Haire, J., Ferguson, S., Tilleard, J., Negus, P., Dorrian, J., & Thomas, M. (2012). Effect of working consecutive night shifts on sleep time, prior wakefulness, perceived levels of fatigue and performance on a psychometric test in emergency registrars. Emergency medicine Australasia., 24(3), 251-259. doi:10.1111/emm.2012.24.issue-3

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Zhou, X., Sargent, C., Darwent, D., Kennaway, D., Roach, G., Matthews, R., & Ferguson, S. (2012). Mismatch between subjective alertness and objective performance under sleep restriction is greatest during the biological night. Journal of sleep research., 21, 40-49. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2869.2011.00924.x

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Drury, D., Ferguson, S., & Thomas, M. (2012). Restricted sleep and negative affective states in commercial pilots during short haul operations. Accident analysis and prevention., (45S), 80-84. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2011.09.031

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Matthews, R., Ferguson, S., Zhou, X., Kosmadopoulos, A., Kennaway, D., & Roach, G. (2012). Simulated driving under the influence of extended wake, time of day and sleep restriction. Accident analysis and prevention., (45S), 55-61. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2011.09.027

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Ferguson, S., Kennaway, D., Baker, A., Lamond, N., & Dawson, D. (2012). Sleep and circadian rhythms in mining operators : limited evidence of adaptation to night shifts. Applied ergonomics : human factors in technology and society., 43(4), 695-701. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2011.11.003

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Sargent, C., Darwent, D., Ferguson, S., Kennaway, D., & Roach, G. (2012). Sleep restriction masks the influence of the circadian process on sleep propensity. Chronobiology international : the journal of biological and medical rhythm research., 29(5), 565-571. doi:10.3109/07420528.2012.675256

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Heath, G., Roach, G., Dorrian, J., Ferguson, S., Darwent, D., & Sargent, C. (2012). The effect of sleep restriction on snacking behaviour during a week of simulated shiftwork. Accident analysis and prevention., (45S), 62-67. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2011.09.028

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Ferguson, S., Paech, G., Sargent, C., Darwent, D., Kennaway, D., & Roach, G. (2012). The influence of circadian time and sleep dose on subjective fatigue ratings. Accident analysis and prevention., (45S), 50-54. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2011.09.026

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Paech, G., Ferguson, S., Sargent, C., Kennaway, D., & Roach, G. (2012). The relative contributions of the homeostatic and circadian processes to sleep regulation under conditions of severe sleep restriction. Sleep., 35(7), 941-948. doi:10.5665/sleep.1956

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Matthews, R., Ferguson, S., Zhou, X., Sargent, C., Darwent, D., Kennaway, D., & Roach, G. (2012). Time-of-day mediates the influences of extended wake and sleep restriction on simulated driving. Chronobiology international : the journal of biological and medical rhythm research., 29(5), 572-579. doi:10.3109/07420528.2012.675845

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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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Zhou, X., Kennaway, D., Darwent, D., Roach, G., Matthews, R., Ferguson, S., & Sargent, C. (2011). Dynamics of neurobehavioral performance variability under forced desynchrony : evidence of state instability. Sleep., 34(1), 57-63.

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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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Zhou, X., Ferguson, S., Matthews, R., Sargent, C., Darwent, D., Kennaway, D., & Roach, G. (2011). Sleep, wake and phase dependent changes in neurobehavioral function under forced desynchrony. Sleep., 34(7), 931-941. doi:10.5665/sleep.1130

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Paech, G., Ferguson, S., Sargent, C., Darwent, D., Williams, L., Kennaway, D., & Roach, G. (2010). A 28 hour day, sleep and single beat period : revisiting forced desynchrony studies?. Ergonomia., 32(2-4), 125-132.

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Darwent, D., Ferguson, S., Sargent, C., Paech, G., Williams, L., Zhou, X., . . . Roach, G. (2010). Contribution of core body temperature, prior wake time, and sleep stages to cognitive throughput performance during forced desynchrony. Chronobiology international : the journal of biological and medical rhythm research., 27(5), 898-910. doi:10.3109/07420528.2010.488621

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Zhou, X., Ferguson, S., Matthews, R., Sargent, C., Darwent, D., Kennaway, D., & Roach, G. (2010). Interindividual differences in neurobehavioral performance in response to increasing homeostatic sleep presure. Chronobiology international : the journal of biological and medical rhythm research., 27(5), 922-933. doi:10.3109/07420528.2010.488958

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Roach, G., Sargent, C., Darwent, D., Kennaway, D., & Ferguson, S. (2010). Lost in transit : the journey of ingestible temperature sensors through the human digestive tract. Ergonomia., 32, 49-61.

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Ferguson, S., Rajaratnam, S., & Dawson, D. (2010). Melatonin agonists and insomnia. Expert review of neurotherapeutics., 10(2), 305-318. doi:10.1586/em.10.1

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Ferguson, S., Baker, A., Lamond, N., Kennaway, D., & Dawson, D. (2010). Sleep in a live-in mining operation : the influence of start times and restricted non-work activities. Applied ergonomics., 42(1), 71-75. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2010.05.001

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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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Sargent, C., Ferguson, S., Darwent, D., Kennaway, D., & Roach, G. (2010). The influence of circadian phase and prior wake on neuromuscular function. Chronobiology international : the journal of biological and medical rhythm research., 275, 911-921. doi:10.3109/07420528.2010.488901

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Matthews, R., Ferguson, S., Zhou, X., Darwent, D., Sargent, C., Kennaway, D., & Roach, G. (2010). The interactive influence of the internal body clock and prior wake on task vigilance. Ergonomia., 32(1), 37-48.

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Tremaine, R., Dorrian, J., Lack, L., Lovato, N., Ferguson, S., Zhou, X., & Roach, G. (2010). The relationship between subjective and objective sleepiness and performance during a simulated night-shift with a nap countermeasure. Applied ergonomics., 42(1), 52-61. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2010.04.005

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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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Lovato, N., Lack, L., Ferguson, S., & Tremaine, R. (2009). The effects of a 30-min nap during night shift following a prophylactic sleep in the afternoon. Sleep and biological rhythms., 7(1). doi:10.1111/j.1479-8425.2009.00382.x

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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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Book chapter

Broussard, J. L., Reynolds, A. C., Depner, C. M., Ferguson, S. A., Dawson, D., & Wright Jr., K. P. (2017). Circadian rhythms versus daily patterns in human physiology and behavior. In V. Kumar (Ed.), Biological timekeeping: Clocks, rhythms and behaviour (pp. 279-295). New Delhi, India: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-81-322-3688-7_13

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Matthews, R., Ferguson, S., & Banks, S. (2013). Partial and sleep-stage-selective deprivation. In C. Kushida (Ed.), Encyclopedia of sleep (pp. 162-168). Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-378610-4.00037-1

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Rogers, N., & Ferguson, S. (2009). Thermoregulation and sleep-wake behavior in humans. In C. J. Amlaner, & P. M. Fuller (Eds.), Basics of sleep guide (2nd ed., pp. 179-186). Westchester, IL: Sleep Research Society. Retrieved from http://www.sleepresearchsociety.org/articles.aspx?id=326

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Report

Ferguson, S., & Aisbett, B. (2013). Awake, smoky and hot : fighting fire without fire. East Melbourne, Vic.: Bushfire CRC. Retrieved from http://www.bushfirecrc.com/

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Conference paper

Armstrong, T., Cvirn, M., Ferguson, S., Christoforou, T., & Smith, B. (2013). Can Australian bush fire fighters accurately self-monitor their cognitive performance during a 3-day simulated fire-ground campaign?. In Sleep, performance & well-being in adults & adolecents, The Clock Strikes Ten, 10th Annual Meeting, Australasian Chronobiology Society, Adelaide, September 13th 2013 (pp. 18-23). Adelaide, Australia: Australasian Chronobiology Society.

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Christoforou, T., Cvirn, M., Ferguson, S., Armstrong, T., & Smith, B. (2013). The effect of sleep restriction and exposure to physical activity on the cognitive ability of volunteer firefighters across a 3-day simulated fire-ground tour. In Sleep, performance & well-being in adults & adolecents, The Clock Strikes Ten, 10th Annual Meeting, Australasian Chronobiology Society, Adelaide, September 13th 2013 (pp. 13-17). Adelaide, Australia: Australasian Chronobiology Society.

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McCulloch, K., Kontou, T., & Ferguson, S. (2012). Fatigue Risk Management A Case Study. In SPE: Protecting People and the Environment - Evolving Challenges : Perth, Australia, 11-13 September 2012 (pp. 1-8). Richardson, Texas: Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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Matthews, R., Ferguson, S. A., & Roach, G. D. (2011). A forced desynchrony correction. In G. A. Kennedy, & C. Sargent (Eds.), Little clock, big clock: Molecular to physiological clocks (pp. 43-47). Melbourne, Vic.: Australasian Chronobiology Society.

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Zhou, X., Ferguson, S., Matthews, R., Sargent, C., Darwent, D., Kennaway, D., & Roach, G. (2010). Sleep, wake and phase dependent changes in subjective alertness. In Australasian Chronobiology Society 7th annual meeting : Living in a 24 (pp. 19-23). Australia: Australasian Chronobiology Society.

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Heath, G., Sargent, C., Darwent, D., Ferguson, S., Kennaway, D., Hampton, L., . . . Roach, G. (2010). Subjective mood is influenced by sleep-related and circadian processes in a forced desynchrony protocol with severe sleep restriction. In Australasian Chronobiology Society 7th Annual Meeting : Living in a 24 (pp. 7-11). Adelaide, SA: Australasian Chronobiology Society. Retrieved from http://www.australasianchronobiology.org/acspapers.html

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Hampton, L., Darwent, D., Matthews, R., Heath, G., Ferguson, S., Kennaway, D., & Roach, G. (2010). The influence of circadian phase and prior wake on positive and negative mood during a sleep-restricted forced desynchrony protocol. In Australasian Chronobiology Society 7th annual meeting : Living in a 24 (pp. 13-17). Adelaide, SA: Australasian Chronobiology Society. Retrieved from http://www.australasianchronobiology.org/acspapers.html

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Higher Education
HE Term 2 - 2014
SAFE20007 - Research Project in Safety Science
Unit Coordinator
Vocational Education and Training