Clare Ladyman is a research officer at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre at Massey University (NZ), a senior scientific consultant at Melius Consulting and a sessional academic for the University of Sydney. Clare’s research primarily focuses on sleep and mental health of women across the lifespan, sleep and fatigue research in the aviation and resources industries as well as general sleep education for individuals, community and industry.
Supporting sleep and mental health across the perinatal period is a key focus and passion for Clare. As well as numerous academic publications in this area, she is the author of the book “Sleeping Better in Pregnancy”, which provides mothers with easy-to-understand information and strategies to improve sleep throughout pregnancy. In 2020, Clare was awarded the inaugural Sleep Hero Award by the Australian Sleep Health Foundation for her work in improving into perinatal sleep and was also a finalist at the Asia Pacific 3MT competition. She has been an invited keynote speaker and has presented individually and as part of symposiums at national and international conferences.
As well as a PhD from Massey University, Clare has post-graduate diploma in Sleep Science from UWA and has an undergraduate in Sports Science from ECU. Prior to stepping into research, Clare worked in corporate affairs and project roles in the mining and resources industry.