Your sleep Matters

Elevating the Sleep Quality of Shift Workers in Extractive Industries

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Do you work in the mining, oil and gas, quarrying or harvesting industries in Australia?

Shift workers in extractive industries have been shown to experience short sleep durations and poor sleep quality.

We understand the crucial connection between sleep and your overall health and performance, so we’re committed to finding solutions that work for you.

That’s why we’ve designed a groundbreaking survey to investigate the factors that directly impact your sleep.

Why Participate?


Contribute to a brighter future for shift workers in mining, oil and gas, quarrying, and harvesting industries.

Sleep better

Help us to develop targeted strategies and practical solutions that can make a tangible difference in your sleep quality.

Feel better

Improved sleep elevates mood, enhances well-being, and sharpens cognitive and physical function.

About The Survey

Our innovative study will explore the influence of the sleep habits and the sleep environment on the sleep of shift workers just like you.

We want to understand how factors such as caffeine intake and ambient light affect your sleep patterns, allowing us to identify practical ways to enhance your well-being and performance.

The survey takes no more than 15 minutes to complete and can be entirely anonymous. Complete the survey with ease on any device – via computer, tablet, or smartphone.

You’re eligible to participate in this study if you:

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We welcome any questions you may have about this study. Use our contact form to get in touch, or connect with us on our social media channels below. 

Philipp Beranek

MSc, BSc

Philipp Beranek is a PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at Edith Cowan University. He is a Sport and Exercise Scientist holding a Masters of Science degree in High-Performance Sport (Saarland University, Germany).

His research centres on exploring the role of sleep behaviour, sleep environment, and chronobiology on the physical and mental recovery and performance of athletes and shift workers.

Dr Travis Cruickshank

PhD, BSc

Dr Travis Cruickshank is a Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University with significant experience in the assessment of sleep and circadian rhythmicity in clinical and athletic populations.

He is co-principal investigator on several trials exploring the utility of light therapy for combating fatigue, sleep and circadian issues in cancer and neurological cohorts. Furthermore, he is a principal investigator on the SPIN Research Program, which is exploring changes in sleep longitudinally among other clinical aspects.

Dr Ian C Dunican

PhD, MMineEng, MBA, GC(ASSc), BA

Dr Ian C. Dunican is a Sleep Scientist and Chronobiologist. Dr Dunican has been working internationally in industry for 23 years, specifically in health, safety and business improvement including military, mining, oil and gas, utilities and elite athletes.

Dr Dunican owns two businesses: Melius Consulting and Sleep4Performance. Through Melius Consulting, Dr Dunican has worked with leading companies from various industries employing shift workers, such as BHP and Rio Tinto, optimising health, safety, and business.

Dr Dunican is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. Dr Dunican’s research centres on fatigue risk management, including but not limited to sleep and chronobiology.

Dr Mitchell Turner

PhD, MSc, GC(ASSc), BSc

Dr Mitchell Turner is a Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University. Dr Turner is a Sport and Exercise Scientist and Sleep Scientist with significant expertise in sleep, health, and performance.

Dr Turner’s research centres on exploring predictors of performance and the influence of sleep and chronobiology on performance in athletes, as well as assessing and improving sleep, health, and quality of life of individuals living with a neurological condition. Dr Turner is a certified Sleep Specialist by University of Western Australia and works full-time as a research fellow across multiple research projects (e.g., SPIN), involving sleep and chronobiology assessments. Furthermore, Dr Turner is a Sleep Consultant at Melius Consulting.