Research

Research papers and book chapters

  1. Janse van Rensburg DC, Jansen van Rensburg A, Fowler P, Dunican I et al. Managing Travel fatigue and Jet lag in Athletes: a Review and Consensus Statement-In review.
  2. Dunican, IC, Caldwell, JA. Managing Travel and Jet Lag in Athletes (Book Chapter)-In review
  3. Teece, A.R.; Argus, C.K.; Gill, N.; Beaven, M.; Dunican, I.C.; Driller, M.W. Sleep and Performance during a Preseason in Elite Rugby Union Athletes.  J. Environ. Res. Public Health202118, 4612. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094612
  4. Smithies TD, Toth AJ, Dunican IC, Caldwell JA, Kowal M, Campbell MJ. The Effect of Sleep Restriction on Cognitive Performance in Elite Cognitive Performers: A Systematic Review. Sleep. 2021 Jan 13: zsab008. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsab008.
  5. Lee, S.; Bonnar, D.; Roane, B.; Gradisar, M.; Dunican, I.C.; Lastella, M.; Maisey, G.; Suh, S. Sleep Characteristics and Mood of Professional Esports Athletes: A Multi-National Study.  J. Environ. Res. Public Health202118, 664. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020664
  6. Maisey G, Cattani M, Devine A, Lo J, Dunican IC. The Sleep of Shift Workers in a Remote Mining Operation: Methodology for a Randomized Control Trial to Determine Evidence-Based Interventions. Front Neurosci. 2021 Jan 7;14:579668. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.579668. PMID: 33488343; PMCID: PMC7817759.
  7. Dunican, IC, Caldwell, JA, Morgan, D, Stewart, A, Eastwood, PR. An education intervention in a professional female basketball team and coaching staff improves sleep and alertness. Transl Sports Med. 2020; 00: 1– 9. https://doi.org/10.1002/tsm2.218
  8. Driller MW, Dunican IC. No familiarization or ‘first-night effect’ evident when monitoring sleep using wrist actigraphy. J Sleep Res. 2020 Dec 2:e13246. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13246.
  9. Ran,Y., Murphy, M., Genoni, A., Marlow, E., Dunican,IC., Lo, J., Andrew, L., Devine, A., Christophersen, CT. Does Fibre-fix provided to people with irritable bowel syndrome who are consuming a low FODMAP diet improve their gut health, gut microbiome, sleep and mental health? A double-blinded, randomised controlled trial BMJ Open Gastro 2020;7: e000448. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32816830/
  10. Janse van Rensburg DC, Jansen van Rensburg A, Fowler P, Dunican I et al., How to manage travel fatigue and jet lag in athletes? A systematic review of interventions, British Journal of Sports Medicine Published Online First: 17 April 2020. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2019-101635
  11. Ian C Dunican, Peter R Eastwood, Kevin Murray, John A Caldwell, and Reid Reale. The Effect of Water Loading for Acute Weight Loss Following Fluid Restriction on Sleep Quality and Quantity in Combat Sports Athletes, Volume 2 (Issue 5): s1 (2019) Journal of Exercise and Nutrition.
  12. Ian C Dunican, Charles C Higgins, Kevin Murray, Maddison J Jones, Brian Dawson, John A Caldwell, Shona L Halson, and Peter R Eastwood, Sleep behaviour in an elite Super Rugby team during game, (2019), Journal of Human Kinetics.
  13. Jones MJ, Dawson B, Eastwood PR, Halson SL, Miller J, Murray K, Dunican IC, Landers GJ & Peeling P., Influence of electronic devices on sleep and cognitive performance during athlete training camps, (2019), Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
  14. Jones MJ, Dawson B, Gucciardi D, Eastwood PR, Miller J, Halson S, Dunican IC, Peeling P., Evening electronic device use and sleep patterns in athletes (2018), Journal of Sports Sciences, (2018).
  15. Ian C Dunican, Jennifer Walsh, Charles C Higgins, Maddison J Jones, Kathleen Maddison, John A Caldwell, David Hillman, and Peter R Eastwood, Prevalence of sleep disorders and sleep problems in an elite super rugby union team (2018) Journal of Sports Sciences.
  16. Maddison J. Jones, Peter Peeling, Brian Dawson, Kevin Murray Shona L Halson, Joanna Miller, Ian C Dunican, & Peter Eastwood, The Psychomotor Vigilance Test: A comparison of different test durations in elite athletes, Journal of Sports Sciences.
  17. Ian C Dunican, Kevin Murray, Maddison J Jones, Brian Dawson, John A Caldwell, Shona L Halson and Peter R Eastwood, Caffeine use in a Super Rugby game and its relationship to post-game sleep, European Journal of Sports Science 2018.
  18. Ian C Dunican, Kevin Murray, James A Slater, Kathleen J Maddison, Maddison J Jones, Brian Dawson, Leon M Straker, John A Caldwell, Shona L Halson and Peter R Eastwood, “Laboratory and home comparison of wrist-activity monitors and polysomnography in middle aged adults” Sleep and Biological Rhythms, October 2017, doi:10.1007/s41105-017-0130-x.
  19. Ian C Dunican, David T Martin, Shona L Halson, Reid Reale, Brian Dawson, John Caldwell, Maddison J. Jones, and Peter R Eastwood, “The Effects of the Removal ofElectronic Devices for 48 hours on Sleep in Elite Judo Athletes” Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, October 2017.
  20. Reale R, Slater G, Dunican I, Cox, GR, Burke LM. “The Effect of Water Loading on Acute Weight Loss Following Fluid Restriction in Combat Sports Athletes”. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 2017.
  21. Maddison J. Jones, Peter Peeling, Brian Dawson, Shona L Halson, Joanna Miller, Ian C Dunican, Michael Clarke, Carmel Goodman & Peter Eastwood “Evening electronic device use: The effects on alertness, sleep and next-day physical performance in athletes” Journal of Sports Science, 2017.
  22. Ian C Dunican, Peter R Eastwood, “Sleep is an important factor when considering rugby union player load” British Journal of Sports Medicine, November 2016 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-097122.
  23. Adam Fletcher, Brionny Hooper, Andrew Lehrer, Ian C Dunican and Kazutaka Kogi, “Fatigue Management in Safety-critical Operations: History, Terminology, Management System Frameworks and Industry Challenges”, Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, June 2015, 10: 6-28.

Industry Technical Reports

  1. David Flower, Graham Reeves, Ian C Dunican, “Guidelines for Fly in Fly out in the Oil and Gas industry” The International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) and Oil and Gas Producers (OGP), July 2015.
  2. Prof Sally Ferguson, Ian C Dunican and Dr Mark Howard, “Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) and other long-distance commuting work practices in regional Queensland.” May 2015. Submission from Australasian Sleep Association and the Sleep Health Foundation to the Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee.
  3. Ian C Dunican, Fatigue Management Technologies Guidance Note, December 2013, Rio Tinto.
  4. Ian C Dunican, Global Fatigue Risk Management Guidance Note, December 2012, Rio Tinto.
  5. Ian C Dunican, “A Case for Change: Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Fatigue Risk Management.” September 2010, Rio Tinto, Perth, Western Australia.

Conferences and Seminars

Chair
  1. “Making it work: Shift-work, sleep deprivation and performance” Australasian Sleep Association, Sleep Down Under Conference in Melbourne, Australia, October 2015.
  2. International Council of Minerals and Metals (ICMM) and the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA). Fatigue Management Workshop, Perth, Western Australia, September 2012.
Keynote Speaker
  1. ‘Sleep in Elite Athletes and Industry: What can we learn for the future?’ Australian University Safety Conference, June 2019, Perth, Western Australia.
  2. Fatigue and the Mining Industry”, New South Wales Minerals Council Conference, 29th April-2nd May 2012, Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley NSW, Australia.
  3. Managing driver fatigue in the mining industry”. The National Driver Fatigue Risk Management Conference, 2nd-4th April 2012, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Invited Speaker
  1. The effects of weight cutting on sleep, American College of Sports Medicine, Special Interest Group, May 2020
  2. The Science of Sleep, Australian Automobile Association, Sydney, November 2019.
  3. Sleep and Fatigue in Oil and Gas, Pilbara Sleep Summit, Karratha, Western Australia, 2019.
  4. Travel and Sport: Current approaches to optimising performance in the context of travel, World Sleep 2019 congress in Vancouver, Canada.
  5. Sleep More, Get Richer”, Perth Safety Symposium, Safety Institute of Australia, 28th September 2018.
  6. Kazakhstan Mining Industry 4.0: Education, Research and Business Round Table, MINEX Central Asia, Astana, Kazakhstan, April 19th, 2018.
  7. Managing performance and alertness in operational settings, MINEX Central Asia, Astana, Kazakhstan, April 19th, 2018.
  8. Managing Fatigue in Industry” Continuing Education Session, Australasian Institute of Occupational Hygienist, Perth, Western Australia, December 2015.
  9. “Optimization of Sleep, Travel & Training Schedules in an Elite Rugby TeamApplied Physiology Conference, Perth, Western Australia, November 2015.
  10. “Shift scheduling design for fatigue management in the workplace Postgraduate Alertness Management, Australasian Sleep Association, Sleep Down Under Conference in Melbourne, Australia, October 2015.
  11. Fatigue Risk Management Systems to Ensure a Safe Work Environment”. Australasian Sleep Association Annual Conference, Brisbane, QLD, October 19, 2013.
  12. Why is the issue of fatigue important in the mining and metals sector?” International Council of Minerals and Metals (ICMM) and the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA). Fatigue Management Workshop, Perth, Western Australia, September 2012.
  13. Proactively Managing the Risk of Fatigue Within Rio Tinto”. Fatigue Management in the Mining Industry, Australian Journal of Mining conference, Brisbane, QLD. September 2011.
  14. “Fatigue Management Systems”. Fatigue Management Workshop, The International Council of Minerals and Metals (ICMM) and the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA). Fatigue Management Workshop, 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  15. “A Case Study: Implementing a Fatigue Risk Management System in Fly in, Fly Out” Proceedings of the 8th International conference on managing fatigue in transportation, resources and health, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Speaker
  1. Integration of an alertness and productivity system into a business mining operation, MINEX Central Asia, Astana, Kazakhstan, April 19th, 2018.
  2. “Laboratory and home comparison of wrist-activity monitors and polysomnography in middle-aged adults” Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study, 10th Annual Scientific Meeting, 20th October 2017, UWA.
  3. “Sleep and recovery in an Elite Super Rugby Team ,22nd annual congress, European College of Sports Science, Essen, Germany, 2017.
  4. “Evening use of electronic devices – effects on sleep, cognition and performance of elite athletes”, Australian Society Medical Research, Perth, Western Australia, May 2015.
  5. “Optimization of Sleep, Travel & Training Schedules in an Elite Rugby Team “Applied Physiology Conference, Perth, Western Australia, November 2015.
Seminars and Masterclasses
  1. Sleep4Performance, E-Swim, Rottnest Swimming Team, October 2018, Perth, Western Australia.
  2. Managing Alertness and Productivity in Mining, MINEX Central Asia, Astana, Kazakhstan, April 19th, 2018.
  3. “Sleep and Performance”, Cambridge Rotary Club, October 2017, Perth, Western Australia.
  4. Curtin Graduate School of Business Leaders Forum “The development of working hours, shifts and rosters for optimal performance in business” 19th November 2014.
  5. “An operational case study: Assessment of fatigue, schedules and flight times in a remote mining operation.” Fatigue Insider Seminar, 30th May 2014.
  6. Curtin Graduate School of Business Leaders Forum: “Managing fatigue in the extractive industries”, 5th February 2013.
Conference Posters
  1. Ian C Dunican, Peter R Eastwood, Kevin Murray, John A Caldwell, and Reid Reale. “The Effect of Water Loading for Acute Weight Loss Following Fluid Restriction on Sleep Quality and Quantity in Combat Sports Athletes.” World Sleep 2019 Congress in Vancouver, Canada
  1. Ian C Dunican, Jennifer Walsh, Charles C Higgins, Maddison J Jones, Kathleen Maddison, John A Caldwell, David Hillman, and Peter R Eastwood, Prevalence of sleep disorders and sleep problems in an elite super rugby union team, World Sleep 2019 congress, Vancouver, Canada.
  2. Ian C Dunican, Kevin Murray, James A Slater, Kathleen J Maddison, Maddison J Jones, Brian Dawson, Leon M Straker, John A Caldwell, Shona L Halson and Peter R Eastwood “Automated sleep scoring algorithms for wrist-activity monitors in shift-workers”, Working Time Society, 23rd International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time, Ayers Rock, Australia, 19-23rd of June 2017.
  3. M Jones, P Peeling, B Dawson, S Halson, J Miller, I Dunican, M Clarke, C Goodman, P Eastwood; The effects of evening electronic device use on sleep in highly trained athletes, Sleep, Volume 40, Issue suppl_1, 28 April 2017.
  4. Maddison J Jones, Brian Dawson, Peter R Eastwood, Shona L Halson, Joanna Miller, Ian C Dunican, Peter Peeling., Effects of Removing Electronic Devices from An Athletes’ Sleeping Environment on Sleep and Anxiety, 826 Board #41, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 31:3, May 2017.
  5. Reale, R., Dunican, I., Slater, G., Cox, G., Burke, L.M., “Water loading in combat sport athletes as a means to acutely manipulate body mass,” European Sports Science Conference, Essen, Germany, 2017.
  6. Reale R, Dunican I, Slater G, Burke LM, “Water loading in combat sport athletes as a means to acutely manipulate body mass,” 2426 Board #8, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 49:680, May 2017.
  7. Reid Reale, David Martin, Israel Halperin, Emily Dunn, Michael Maloney, Ian Dunican, Greg, Shaw, Clare Humberstone, Hamilton Lee, Gary Slater, and Louise Burke, “Day-To-Day Reliability of Common Measures of Hydration Status in Australian Judoka,” Conference: American College Sports Medicine 2015, At San Diego, California, USA, Volume: Vol. 46 No. 5 Supplement S459.
  8. Ian C Dunican, David T Martin, Shona Halson, Brian Dawson and Peter R Eastwood “Evening use of electronic devices – effects on sleep, cognition and performance of elite athletes”, Australian Sleep Association, Sleep Down Under, Melbourne, October 2015.
  9. Michael K. Drew, Lachlan S. Giles, Anthony M. Nasser, Peter Scullion, Clare E. Humberstone Reid Reale, Ian C Dunican, Israel Halperin, Emily C. Dunn, Dennis Iverson, Fiona Iredale, David T. Martin, “Injuries Sustained During an International Judo Training Camp” Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine. May 2015.
  10. Reale, Reid, Martin, David, Israel Halperin, Emily Dunn, Michael Maloney, Ian C Dunican, Greg Shaw, Clare Humberstone, Hamilton Lee, Gary Slater, Louise Burke, “Day-To-Day Reliability of Common Measures of Hydration Status in Australian Judoka”, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine, May 2015.
  11. David T. Martin, Ian C Dunican, Reid Reale, Israel Halperin, Clare Humberstone Emily Dunn, Michael Maloney, Hamilton Lee, Stuart Cormack, Fiona Iredale, “Reliability and Validity of The Single Leg, 3-hop Test in Australian Judoka” Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine. May 2015.