Professor Siobhan Banks


Dr Siobhan Banks is a Professor at the University of South Australia and Co-Director of the BehaviourBrain-Body Research Centre. Her research examines the consequences of irregular and disrupted sleep and how countermeasures, such as naps, caffeine and diet may be used to improve health and cognitive performance.

She has worked extensively with 24/7 industries such as healthcare, emergency services, transportation and defence to help them manage fatigue in the workplace. Her research has attracted over $8 million in funding from government and industry, she has over 100 publications on sleep and fatigue and she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sleep Health Foundation.


Getting the right amount of sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your overall wellbeing. Yet in our 24/7 world, a lack of sleep is becoming increasingly common. In this presentation, Professor Siobhan Banks will reveal how sleep loss leads to lower engagement, poor decision making, reduced creativity and diminished problem-solving skills, not to mention increased safety issues. Bring the new science of sleep to your organisation through carefully designed better-sleep programs, including on-the-job countermeasures. Invest in the sleep of your leaders and teams.