Episode 208: Dr. Ian Dunican - Sleep and Performance - Part 1


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This episodes guest is Dr. Ian Dunican from Sleep4Performance.com.

Ian has over 20 years international professional experience in health, safety and improvement within military, mining, rail, oil & gas and utilities. His work draws on his background in the military, the resources sector, utilities, rail industries and with elite sporting organisations.

Ian has worked with major mining companies to develop fatigue risk management strategies and systems requiring the quantification, analysis and interpretation of multiple data streams to support health, safety, financial strength and productivity. Ian has led and guided projects all over the world including Mozambique, South Africa, Canada, USA, Australia and Mongolia.

He is currently the Director of Melius Consulting/Sleep4Performance and has recently completed a PhD with the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he worked with elite sporting organisations/athletes to optimise performance. Ian is highly sought after with professional athletes, working with Olympic and elite athletes with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and professional teams in Super Rugby, Basketball, Australian Rules Football (AFL) and martial arts (judo, boxing, grappling).

On this episode Ian and I discuss:

    Ian's background I ask Ian how did he get into working with coal mining? I ask Ian how he get into sleep research? I ask Ian to share with us strategies to decrease jet jag I ask Ian about entraining athletes body clocks to the time when they are going to compete I ask Ian about chronotypes and sport performance

This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,


Show Notes:

Website - sleep4performance.com.au

Website - meliusconsulting.com.au

Facebook - Sleep4Performance

Twitter - @sleep4perform

Instagram - sleep4perform

Podcasts Mentioned:

Sigma Nutrition Radio #145: Ian Dunican, PhD – Sleep, Training Timing & Performance in Elite Athletes

Sigma Nutrition Radio #244: Ian Dunican, PhD – Sleep & Impact of Weight Cutting

Joe Rogan Experience #996 - Dr. Andy Galpin

Videos Mentioned:

Sleep in... and win! | Ian Dunican | TEDxPerth

Research Articles Mentioned:Nutrition for Travel: From Jet lag To Catering.

Books Mentioned:

Lights Out - TS Wiley

People and Resources Mentioned:

Danny LennonMelius Consulting

TS WileyDan PardiDr. Kirk Parsley

Mattew WalkerShawn StevensonDr. Jack Kruse

Dr. Shona HalsonDr. Louise Burke

Andy GalpinJoe Rogan

Valter Longo

Nick Littlehales

Dr. Amy Bender

Fatigue Science

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