Emeritus Prof. Leon Lack
Professor Lack has extensive research experience in basic sleep processes, circadian (24-hour) rhythms, insomnia treatment, and napping research. He is frequently invited to give professional development workshops for health professionals, speak at national and international conferences, and educate the general public through lectures and media appearances. His research and clinical experience has resulted in the development of wearable therapeutic devices and patents for the administration of bright light therapy helpful in the treatment of certain phenotypes of insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders as well as the treatment of sleep onset insomnia.
For the last 20 years he has directed a clinic for the non-drug treatment of insomnia at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health (AISH) and has supervised many clinical masters and PhD students in this area. He was a co-founder of the Australasian Sleep Association and its president from 1989-1992.