Sleep and performance have become a prominent area of interest. How much should an athlete sleep? Is there a model to schedule training and travel to optimise sleep and performance? Do wearables work? All this and much more was answered by sleep and performance expert Dr Ian C Dunican in this webinar.
Sleep and performance in sport
Recent research in sport has started to explore factors affecting sleep in athletes and also the implications for performance and injury. However, the research on sleep in athletes is in its infancy and the research in other industries is more comprehensive. Therefore, we’re honoured to have Ian present to us, his work and understanding of this area that precedes research in sport and calls on his experience in the military, mining and with other industries.
Recorded on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Learning outcomes of the webinar
- Gain an awareness of basic sleep science principles.
- Develop an awareness of the wide range of sleep research conducted beyond sport.
- Understand definitions and diagnosis of sleep disorders.
- Understand the role of caffeine in sleep quality.
- Develop an awareness of how biomathematical modelling can be used to design, schedule training and travel to optimise sleep and performance.
- Understand the scientific criteria and cost-effectiveness of various wearable options for sleep monitoring.
About the presenter
Dr Ian C Dunican has 20 years international professional experience in health, safety and improvement within military, mining, rail, oil & gas and utilities. A combination of scientific research and operational leadership to support organisations in reducing risk, lowering cost whilst optimising productivity & performance.
He is currently the Director of Melius Consulting/Sleep4Performance and has recently completed a PhD with the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he worked with elite sporting organisations/athletes to optimise performance.
Especially relevant, Ian has worked with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) on numerous projects. Furthermore, he has worked with professional teams in Super Rugby, Australian rules football, basketball and martial arts.
Future and previous BASES webinars
This webinar is in association with The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).
For more information on our upcoming and previous webinars with BASES (all of which are available for playback on our website) check out Human Kinetics and BASES Webinars – Everything you need to know.