Dr Grace Vincent

Research Field: Sleep Health

Two million Australian’s regularly work at night. Those that work at night are twice as likely to make an error, get injured, or have an accident, compared to day workers. Dr Vincent investigates novel ways to protect night workers. She is currently exploring how short bursts of exercise could be used in-shift and upon waking to improve the health and safety of emergency services personnel. This research will inform workplace policies and translate to a safer, more productive, shiftwork workforce.

Grace’s community outreach activities span talks to workplaces on sleep, media interviews, and engagement with industry to translate her research into policy. She has also developed infographics and digital resources to improve workers’ sleep.

Dr Vincent was awarded her PhD from Deakin University in 2016 and she is currently a Research Fellow at the Appleton Institute (Adelaide), CQUniversity.