Dr Andrew Vakulin
BSc (Hons), PhD
Research Manager and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Dr Vakulin is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Adelaide Institute of Sleep Health, Flinders University and an affiliate researcher at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and University of Sydney. He is a recipient of the NHMRC Early Career Fellowship and his broad research interests are investigating the impact of sleep disorders and sleep loss on day time function particularly in relation to operational performance such as driving and fatigue related motor vehicle and workplace accident risk.
His current research focus is the exploration of novel neurophysiological, neurobehavioral and biological measures or “biomarkers” that may be useful in clinically identifying individual patients who may be more vulnerable to sleepiness-related impairments and accident risk. Dr Vakulin’s further research interests include investigating the efficacy of sleep apnoea treatment in improving day time function and examining the prevalence and co-morbid health outcomes and costs of obstructive sleep apnoea in Australia.