Keynote Speaker, Mini Keynote
Associate Professor, CQ University, SA
Charli Sargent is an Associate Professor at the Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science, CQUniversity. Since completing her PhD in 2006, Charli has been involved in three major areas of research:
(i) field-based studies examining factors that affect sleep and recovery in high performance athletes,
(ii) laboratory-studies examining the relative impacts of sleep, wake and body clock on human health and performance, and
(iii) validation studies examining the ability of wearable devices to monitor sleep.
Charli’s research is currently funded by the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council.
In addition to her research, Charli provides evidence-based advice to national/international sporting teams and organisations regarding the impact of transmeridian travel, competition, and training schedules on the sleep and fatigue of high performance athletes. Charli has also developed specific intervention programs aimed at improving sleep quantity and quality in high performance athletes.