Professor Drew Dawson Adelaide Campus

AVC (South Australia)

Contact Details

Email: drew.dawson@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (08) 8378 4507 - Ext: 54507

Office Location

Ground Floor

44 Greenhill Road

Wayville

About Me

Professor Drew Dawson is nationally and internationally recognised for his contributions to the scientific community and to industry in the areas of sleep and fatigue research, organisational psychology and human behaviour, industrial relations negotiations, and the human implications of hours of work.

Professor Dawson has worked extensively with the aviation, manufacturing, retail, entertainment, transportation and mining sectors in Australia, and is a world-renowned expert on fatigue in the workplace. He has instigated fatigue management programs, developed shiftwork and fatigue policy, undertaken pre-employment assessments, and facilitated shiftwork education sessions. Prof Dawson also regularly presents at national and international conferences and has provided expert witness testimony in many fatigue-related court cases.

As director of the internationally recognised Appleton Institute, he oversees basic and applied research into the effects of shift work and sleep loss on the health and well-being of employees. Basic research programs are focused on the interactions of the sleep and circadian systems, the effects of sleep loss and the ways people protect themselves against fatigue-related errors.

 

PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES
Psychology - Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Professor Drew Dawson is nationally and internationally recognised for his contributions to the scientific community and to industry in the areas of sleep and fatigue research, organisational psychology and human behaviour, industrial relations negotiations, and the human implications of hours of work. Professor Dawson has worked extensively with the aviation, manufacturing, retail, entertainment, transportation and mining sectors in Australia, and is a world-renowned expert on fatigue in the workplace. He has instigated fatigue management programs, developed shiftwork and fatigue policy, undertaken pre-employment assessments, and facilitated shiftwork education sessions. Prof Dawson also regularly presents at national and international conferences and has provided expert witness testimony in many fatigue-related court cases. As director of the internationally recognised Appleton Institute, he oversees basic and applied research into the effects of shift work and sleep loss on the health and well-being of employees. Basic research programs are focused on the interactions of the sleep and circadian systems, the effects of sleep loss and the ways people protect themselves against fatigue-related errors.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Other Environmental Sciences - Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
Permaculture
Journal article

Roach, G., Zhou, X., Darwent, D., Kosmadopoulos, A., Dawson, W., & Sargent, C. (2017). Are two halves better than one whole? : a comparison of the amount and quality of sleep obtained by healthy adult males living on split and consolidated sleep–wake schedules. Accident analysis and prevention., (2015), 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2015.10.012

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Zhou, X., Sargent, C., Kosmadopoulos, A., Darwent, D., Dawson, D., & Roach, G. (2017). Do split sleep/wake schedules reduce or increase sleepiness for continuous operations?. Accident analysis and prevention., (2015), 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2015.10.027

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Kosmadopoulos, A., Sargent, C., Zhou, X., Darwent, D., Matthews, R., Dawson, D., & Roach, G. (2017). The efficacy of objective and subjective predictors of driving performance during sleep restriction and circadian misalignment. Accident analysis and prevention., (2015), 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2015.10.014

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Sargent, C., Roberts, P., Dawson, D., Ferguson, S., Meuleners, L., Brook, L., & Roach, G. D. (2016). The relationships between human fatigue and public health: A brief commentary on selected papers from the 9th International Conference on Managing Fatigue in Transportation, Resources and Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(9), 1-3. doi:10.3390/ijerph13090842

Reynolds, A. C., Paterson, J. L., Ferguson, S. A., Stanley, D., Wright, K. P., & Dawson, W. (2016). The shift work and health research agenda: Considering changes in gut microbiota as a pathway linking shift work, sleep loss and circadian misalignment, and metabolic disease. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2016.06.009

Paterson, J. L., Browne, M., Ferguson, S. A., & Dawson, W. (2016). Prior sleep and perceptions of risk when driving. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 14(3), 295-301. doi:10.1007/s41105-016-0058-6

Roach, G., Lamond, N., & Dawson, D. (2016). Feedback has a positive effect on cognitive function during total sleep deprivation if there is sufficient time for it to be effectively processed. Applied ergonomics., 52, 285-290. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2015.07.026

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Roach, G. D., Dawson, W., Reid, K. J., Darwent, D., & Sargent, C. (2016). The time-of-day that breaks occur between consecutive duty periods affects the sleep strategies used by shiftworkers. Chronobiology International, 33(6), 653-656. doi:10.3109/07420528.2016.1167716

Vlaholias, E., Thompson, K., Every, D., & Dawson, D. (2015). Charity starts … at work? : Conceptual foundations for research with businesses that donate to food redistribution organisations. Sustainability., 7(6), 7997-8021. doi:10.3390/su7067997

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Dawson, D., Cleggett, C., Thompson, K., & Thomas, M. (2015). Fatigue proofing : the role of protective behaviours in mediating fatigue-related risk in a defence aviation environment. Accident analysis and prevention., (2015), 1-4. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2015.10.011

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Dawson, D., Mayger, K., Thomas, M., & Thompson, K. (2015). Fatigue risk management by volunteer fire-fighters : use of informal strategies to augment formal policy. Accident analysis and prevention., 84, 92-98. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2015.06.008

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Darwent, D., Dawson, D., Paterson, J., Roach, G., & Ferguson, S. (2015). Managing fatigue : it really is about sleep. Accident analysis and prevention., 82, 20-26. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2015.05.009

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Benveniste, T., Dawson, D., & Rainbird, S. (2015). The role of the residence : exploring the goals of an Aboriginal residential program in contributing to the education and development of remote students. Australian journal of Indigenous education., 44, 163-172. doi:10.1017/jie.2015.19

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Reynolds, C., Mavrakis, V., Hoj, S., Vlaholias, E., Sharp, A., Thompson, K., . . . Boland, J. (2014). Estimating informal household food waste in developed countries : the case of Australia. Waste management and research., 32(12), 1254-1258. doi:10.1177/0734242X14549797

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Dawson, D., Searle, A., & Paterson, J. (2014). Look before you (s)leep : evaluating the use of fatigue detection technologies within a fatigue risk management system for the road transport industry. Sleep medicine reviews., 18(2), 141-152. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2013.03.003

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Kosmadopoulos, A., Sargent, C., Darwent, D., Zhou, X., Dawson, D., & Roach, G. (2014). The effects of a split sleep–wake schedule on neurobehavioural performance and predictions of performance under conditions of forced desynchrony. Chronobiology international., 31(10), 1209-1217. doi:10.3109/07420528.2014.957763

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Smith, B., Thompson, K., Clarkson, L., & Dawson, D. (2014). The prevalence and implications of human–animal co-sleeping in an Australian sample. Anthrozoos : a multidisciplinary journal of the interactions of people & animals., 27(4), 543-551. doi:10.2752/089279314X14072268687880

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Paterson, J., Reynolds, A., Ferguson, S., & Dawson, D. (2013). Sleep and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Sleep medicine reviews., 17, 465-474. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2012.12.002

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Paterson, J., Dorrian, J., Ferguson, S., Jay, S., & Dawson, D. (2013). What happens to mood, performance and sleep in a laboratory study with no sleep deprivation?. Sleep and biological rhythm., 11(3), 200-209. doi:10.1111/sbr.2013.11.issue-3

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Ferguson, S., & Dawson, D. (2012). 12-h or 8-h shifts? It depends. Sleep medicine reviews., 16(6), 519-528. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2011.11.001

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Darwent, D., Dawson, D., & Roach, G. (2012). A model of shiftworker sleep/wake behaviour. Accident analysis and prevention, 45(supplement), 6-10. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2011.09.017

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Reynolds, C., Thompson, K., Boland, J., & Dawson, D. (2012). Climate change on the menu? : a retrospective look at the development of South Australian municipal food waste policy. International journal of climate change : impacts and responses., 3(3), 101-112.

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Roach, G., Sargent, C., Darwent, D., & Dawson, D. (2012). Duty periods with early start times restrict the amount of sleep obtained by short-haul airline pilots. Accident analysis and prevention., 45(S), 22-26. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2011.09.020

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Thompson, K., Offler, N., Hirsch, L., Every, D., Thomas, M., & Dawson, D. (2012). From broken windows to a renovated research agenda : a review of the literature on vandalism and graffiti in the rail industry. Transportation research Part A: policy and practice., 46(8), 1280-1290. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2012.04.002

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Roach, G., Petrilli, R., Dawson, D., & Lamond, N. (2012). Impact of layover length on sleep, subjective fatigue levels, and sustained attention of long-haul airline pilots. Chronobiology international : the journal of biological and medical rhythm research., 29(5), 580-586. doi:10.3109/07420528.2012.675222

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Dorrian, J., Darwent, D., Dawson, D., & Roach, G. (2012). Predicting pilot's sleep during layovers using their own behaviour or data from colleagues : implications for biomathematical models. Accident analysis and prevention., (44S), 17-21. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2011.09.019

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Thompson, K., Hirsch, L., Mueller Loose, S., Sharma-Brymer, V., Rainbird, S., Titchener, K., . . . Dawson, D. (2012). Riding a mile in their shoes : understanding Australian metropolitan rail passenger perceptions and experiences of crowdedness using mixed-methods research. Road & transport research., 21(2), 46-59.

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Ferguson, S., Kennaway, D., Baker, A., Lamond, N., & Dawson, D. (2012). Sleep and circadian rhythms in mining operators : limited evidence of adaptation to night shifts. Applied ergonomics : human factors in technology and society., 43(4), 695-701. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2011.11.003

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Blunden, S., Thompson, K., & Dawson, D. (2011). Behavioural sleep treatments and night time crying in infants : challenging the status quo. Sleep medicine reviews., 15(5), 327-334. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2010.11.002

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Paterson, J., Dorrian, J., Lamond, N., Murphy, P., Ferguson, S., Jay, S., . . . Dawson, D. (2011). Changes in structural aspects of mood during 39-66h of sleep loss using matched controls. Applied ergonomics : human factors in technology and society., 42, 196-201. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2010.06.014

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Sturm, L., Dawson, D., Maddern, G., Graham, J., Hill, A., Hewett, P., & Vaughan, R. (2011). Effects of fatigue on surgeon performance and surgical outcomes : a systematic review. ANZ journal of surgery., 81(7-8), 502-509. doi:10.1111/j.1445-2197.2010.05642.x

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Litchfield, C., Dawson, D., Dorrian, J., Davis, J., & Lushington, K. (2011). Lessons in primate heat tolerance : a commentary based on the "human zoo" experience. Journal of applied animal welfare science., 14(2), 162-169. doi:10.1080/10888705.2011.551630

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Roach, G., Dawson, D., Sletten, T., & Darwent, D. (2011). Long-haul pilots use in-flight napping as a countermeasure to fatigue. Applied ergonomics : human factors in technology and society., 42(2), 214-218. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2010.06.016

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Dorrian, J., Dawson, D., & Sweeney, M. (2011). Modeling fatigue-related truck accidents : prior sleep duration, recency and continuity. Sleep and biological rhythm., 9(1), 3-11. doi:10.1111/j.1479-8425.2010.00477.x

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Dawson, D., Belenky, G., Harma, M., Åkerstedt, T., & Noy, Y. (2011). Modelling fatigue and the use of fatigue models in work settings. Accident analysis and prevention., 43, 549-564. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2009.12.030

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Dawson, D. (2011). Validation in the context of commercialization : the white rabbit effect. Sleep Medicine., 12(3), 205-206. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2011.01.004

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Darwent, D., Ferguson, S., Sargent, C., Paech, G., Williams, L., Zhou, X., . . . Roach, G. (2010). Contribution of core body temperature, prior wake time, and sleep stages to cognitive throughput performance during forced desynchrony. Chronobiology international : the journal of biological and medical rhythm research., 27(5), 898-910. doi:10.3109/07420528.2010.488621

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Roach, G., Dawson, D., & Darwent, D. (2010). How well do pilots sleep during long-haul flights?. Ergonomics., 53(9), 1072-1075. doi:10.1080/00140139.2010.506246

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Ferguson, S., Rajaratnam, S., & Dawson, D. (2010). Melatonin agonists and insomnia. Expert review of neurotherapeutics., 10(2), 305-318. doi:10.1586/em.10.1

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Paterson, J., Dorrian, J., Pincombe, J., Grech, C., & Dawson, D. (2010). Mood change and perception of workload in Australian midwives. Industrial health., 48(4), 381-389. doi:10.2486/indhealth.MSSW-01

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Darwent, D., Dawson, D., & Roach, G. (2010). Prediction of probabilistic sleep distributions following travel across multiple time zones. Sleep., 33(2), 185-195.

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Ferguson, S., Baker, A., Lamond, N., Kennaway, D., & Dawson, D. (2010). Sleep in a live-in mining operation : the influence of start times and restricted non-work activities. Applied ergonomics., 42(1), 71-75. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2010.05.001

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Weissenfeld, A., Dawson, D., Dorrian, J., Thomas, M., Ferguson, S., & Jay, S. (2010). Work hours and sleep/wake behaviour of Australian Hospital Doctors. Chronobiology international., 27(5), 997-1012. doi:10.3109/07420528.2010.489439

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Ferguson, S., Lamond, N., Kandelaars, K., Jay, S., & Dawson, D. (2008). The impact of short, irregular sleep opportunities at sea on the alertness of marine pilots working extended hours. Chronobiology international : the journal of biological and medical rhythm research., 25(2-3), 399-411. doi:10.1080/07420520802106819

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Lamond, N., Jay, S., Dorrian, J., Ferguson, S., Roach, G., & Dawson, D. (2008). The sensitivity of a palm-based psychomotor vigilance task to severe sleep loss. Behavior research methods., 40(1), 347-352. doi:10.3758/BRM.40.1.347

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Other

Every, D., Reynolds, A., Clarkson, L., Bearman, C., Matthews, R., Haigh, L., & Dawson, D. (2016). Sampson flat community bushfire experiences. In Hazard Note (Iss. 15, No. Of Pieces: 4 pages, pp. 1-4). East Melbourne, Victoria: Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC. Retrieved from https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/15

Book chapter

Hudson, I. L., Leemaqz, S. Y., Kim, S. W., Darwent, D., Roach, G., & Dawson, D. (2016). SOM clustering and modelling of Australian railway drivers’ sleep, wake, duty profiles. In S. Shanmuganathan, & S. Samarasinghe (Eds.), Artificial neural network modelling (Vol. 628, pp. 235-279). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28495-8_11

Dawson, D., Bearman, C., Naweed, A., & Hughes, G. (2013). Introduction : the promise and perils of new technology. In C. Bearman, A. Naweed, J. Dorrian, J. Rose, & D. Dawson (Eds.), Evaluation of rail technology : a practical human factors guide (pp. 1-8). United Kingdom: Ashgate. Retrieved from http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409442431

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Book

Bearman, C., Naweed, A., Dorrian, J., Rose, J., & Dawson, D. (2013). Evaluation of rail technology : a practical human factors guide. C. Bearman (Ed.), United Kingdom: Ashgate. Retrieved from http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409442431

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Conference paper

Naweed, A., Balakrishnan, G., Bearman, C., Dorrian, J., & Dawson, D. (2012). Deconstructing the design & disposition of the psychological railway. In Contemporary ergonomics and human factors 2012 : Proceedings of the international Conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2012, Blackpool, UK, 16-19 April 2012 (pp. 431-432). London: CRC Press.

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Naweed, A., Balakrishnan, G., Bearman, C., Dorrian, J., & Dawson, D. (2012). Scaling generative scaffolds towards train driving expertise. In Unknown (Ed.), Unknown Conference (pp. 235-236). London: CRC Press. doi:10.1201/b11933-57

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HE Term 2 - 2018
SAFE20018 - Fatigue Risk Management
Unit Coordinator
OCHS13022 - Management of Fatigue Risk
Unit Coordinator
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SAFE20018 - Fatigue Risk Management
Unit Coordinator
OCHS13022 - Management of Fatigue Risk
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 3 - 2016
PSYC20034 - Professional Practice of Cognitive Therapies
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Unit Coordinator
OCHS13022 - Management of Fatigue Risk
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 3 - 2015
PSYC20034 - Professional Practice of Cognitive Therapies
Unit Coordinator
PSYC14049 - Professional Practice of Cognitive Therapies
Lead Lecturer - PSYC14049 - HE Term 3 - 2015
OCHS20034 - Fatigue Risk Management
Lead Lecturer - OCHS20034 - HE Term 3 - 2015
HE Term 2 - 2015
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Unit Coordinator
PSYC14047 - Advanced Data Analysis
Lead Lecturer - PSYC14047 - HE Term 2 - 2015
OCHS13022 - Management of Fatigue Risk
Lead Lecturer - OCHS13022 - HE Term 2 - 2015
HE Term 1 - 2015
SAFE20010 - Safety Science Thesis 3
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HE Term 3 - 2014
SAFE20010 - Safety Science Thesis 3
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SAFE20009 - Safety Science Thesis 2
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PSYC20034 - Professional Practice of Cognitive Therapies
Lead Lecturer - PSYC20034 - HE Term 3 - 2014
OCHS20034 - Fatigue Risk Management
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HE Term 3 - 2013
OCHS20034 - Fatigue Risk Management
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