With your help, Flinders is now home to a new $4 million high-tech sleep research facility.
The world-leading Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health has opened! It houses 40 sleep health experts and includes dedicated research and laboratory spaces allowing for a full range of human sleep research.
The specially configured bedrooms can conduct live-in sleep deprivation experiments.
And your generous support has provided new monitoring equipment to improve outcomes for patients with sleep disorders. Thank you!
A sleep research scholarship has also been established in memory of Professor Nick Antic, a dearly loved sleep expert who passed away in 2016. The scholarship will support an up-and-coming sleep researcher. We look
forward to announcing the scholarship recipient soon.
“Sleep is the most powerful medicine that we have.
Essentially, sleep works like a big garbage truck that comes through every night and cleans up all the rubbish in our brains.
If we don't get enough sleep, or have disrupted sleep due to a sleep disorder, not all the rubbish gets picked up and we can't function optimally.”
– Professor Danny Eckert,
Director, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health
Flinders Foundation acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Flinders precinct was established. We acknowledge the Kaurna people’s deep and ongoing connection to land, waters and community, and pay our respect to their Elders, past and present.