Dr Tim Smithies

PhD, BSc (Hons)

Scientific Consultant

Tim Smithies is a scientific consultant at Melius Consulting. He holds a Bachelor of Science (first-class honours) in Health Sciences specialising in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Western Australia, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Limerick.

Tim has a keen passion in understanding the links between sleep and performance within specialised populations. He has performed research within both traditional sports and esports, and has engaged in studies on jet-lag and travel fatigue, sleep behaviours and competition, and sleep loss and cognitive performance. Using his extensive knowledge and expertise gained by this research, Tim has consulted on travel plans, training schedules, and post-game sleep strategies for elite sporting teams.

As a researcher, Tim has both published and reviewed for numerous peer-review journals, along with writing articles for many scientific communication websites. He has also been a keynote speaker, a presenter at multiple international scientific conferences, and a guest speaker on four podcasts.

Tim is an avid cricket player and fan, having played premier grade cricket in Australia, England, and Ireland, since 2015.