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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Monash researcher recognised by World Sleep Association

Dr Sarah Biggs from The Ritchie Centre has been awarded the 2015 Distinguished Activity Award from the World Association of Sleep Medicine for her efforts in organising the Australian and New Zealand World Sleep Day event held 13 March, 2015.

World Sleep Day is an initiative aimed to increased awareness and provide education on all aspects of sleep health around the world.

This year, Sarah developed an education package for school counsellors and teachers designed to educate children and adolescents about the importance of sleep and provide tips to improve sleep health.

Launched on World Sleep Day, the education package was immediately downloaded by over 60 schools across Australia and New Zealand.

This is the second consecutive year that Sarah has won this prestigious award, ahead of other World Sleep Day events organised in over 40 countries around the world.

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