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Online Aug 22, 2018, 2018 at 2:00 PM AEST

NRSPP Don’t Be a Sleepy Driver – Managing Sleep When Working Shifts

Written by : Australian Road Research Board

Join us for this free NSRPP webinar. Did you know that driver distraction is one of the biggest causes of serious injuries and fatalities on Australian roads? In fact, research estimates that 1 in 4 vehicle crashes on our roads are caused by distracted or inattentive drivers. Drivers who are sleep-deprived are subject to many neurocognitive consequences, including increased distractibility.

Research shows that individuals who have chronic sleep deprivation adapt to feelings of tiredness and do not report feeling a sense of sleepiness. However, they display the same decreases in psychomotor vigilance, working memory and cognitive performance, as someone who has not slept for two days. These drivers experience the same consequences as acutely sleep deprived drivers, with increased distractibility, but these symptoms are often hidden or unrecognised.

Connect in and hear from Dr Carmel Harrington who has been working in the world of sleep for nearly 20 years. She is a former lawyer and educator, has a PhD in Sleep Medicine from Sydney University, and consults with companies and educational institutions both here and overseas on sleep health.

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Join us for this FREE NRSPP webinar on April 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM AEST.

Participants please note - this session will commence at 2:00 PM AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

 

 

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Dr Robert B Isler & Nadine Isler

 Dr Robert B Isler

  • Associate Professor at the University of Waikato.  Director of the Traffic and Road Safety research group at the University.
  • Head of Research at Fleetcoach, the leaders in online driver training.
  • 30 years of research experience in Applied Cognitive Psychology of human factors/performance and road safety, as well as applying Positive Psychology principles to risky behaviours. 
  • Award-winning leader in the creation of new and innovative training approaches using interactive video simulations.
  • Recipient of the Brake Charity Fleet Safety Awards 2016, Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety.

Nadine Isler

  • Registered Psychologist with a background in Health Psychology.
  • Eight years’ experience in developing educational training programmes in the area of road safety.
  • Background in journalism, literature, communications.
  • Fleetcoach content expert.

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