Program Committee Members
KURT LUSHINGTON (Australia)
Professor Lushington is the Head of School for the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy at the University of South Australia where he is responsible for leading teaching, research and community engagement. He has oversight of the School’s four-bed sleep and time isolation research laboratory and, as well, its clinical psychology trainee program which provides sleep disorder treatment services to the general public and as an outreach of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Sleep Unit.
He is a member of the Australian Sleep Association sub-committee for Behavioural Management of Sleep Disorders, a fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, World Sleep Association and Sleep Research Society and a practicing clinical psychologist specialising in the treatment of sleep disorders.
Prof Lushington is an active researcher with a broad interest in the role that sleep plays in brain development with a focus on the impact of childhood disorders on sleep and daytime functioning.