Delegate: Rebecca Harding
Affiliations: Women’s and Children’s Health Department, University of Otago
Activity: A colleague Harriet Harrex and myself put on a World Sleep Day celebration breakfast for our Department at University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. The invitation was sent out to our Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, and our associated colleagues of the Southern District Health Board in paediatric outpatients staff. We invited people to come along in their Pajama’s, share in some breakfast, and do a sleep quiz we had developed for a bit of fun. This quiz had the intention of educating people about the importance of sleep, and providing information about sleep. It was a great morning bringing people together to celebrate Sleep!
World-Sleep-Day-Quiz (PDF download)
Location: Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Submitted by: Rebecca Harding
Short Bio: Rebecca completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology before joining the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Dunedin School of Medicine (University of Otago), New Zealand for her postgraduate education. She is now working towards her PhD looking at the prevalence of sleep disordered breathing in children, factors associated with the condition and academic progress of children with sleep disordered breathing. Her supervisors are Associate Professor Barbara Galland from the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Dr Elizabeth Schaughency from the Department of Psychology and Dr Jill Haszard from the Department of Human Nutrition; University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.