Assoc. Prof. Andrew Vakulin
Associate Professor Andrew Vakulin is a NHMRC R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellow (2019-2022), and a Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University, College of Medicine and Public Health, based at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health (AISH). He is also an Honorary Associate at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.
For the last 6 years Dr Vakulin has also been a national Project Leader in the CRC for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC). A/Prof Vakulin has research interest and expertise investigating the impact of sleep loss and sleep disorders on daytime sleepiness, neurobiology and neurobehavioral dysfunction, particularly in relation to operational performance and motor vehicle accident risk. His current focus is on biomarker discovery to develop innovative ways to assess fitness to drive/work in patients with sleep disorders.
More recently he has also focused on simplified models of care for sleep disorders and sleep health services research in primary care. Particularly, A/Prof Vakulin has been leading the development of innovative online sleep health decision support tools and digital sleep health solutions, utilising new monitoring technologies for simplified screening, diagnosis and management of sleep disorders in the community and primary care working closely with industry partners.