Grace Vincent: “Fighting Fires and Fatigue: Sleep Deprivation and Firefighter Physical Performance” (SLEEP 2014 Conference)

Recently, Grace Vincent (@PhDSleepy) delivered a podium presentation at SLEEP 2014 – the most prestigious sleep research conference in the world – where she presented findings from her PhD research examining sleep deprivation and firefighter physical performance.  Grace is a great mate of mine and a fellow PhD student within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences; her commitment to scientific integrity provides a benchmark for my own work.  Here are my sketchnotes from her presentation:

Grace Vincent, "Fighting Fires and Fatigue" (sleep deprivation and firefighter performance, presented at SLEEP2014)

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While my primary interests lie in the applied sports science domain, our School’s wide-ranging research profile has allowed me to dabble in a host of other projects exploring the limits of human performance.  When I started pursuing a career in sports science, I never thought I would be involved in firefighter research!  But here we are, years later, and I couldn’t be more proud to contribute to and be associated with Grace’s excellent work in this space.  For more information about Grace’s work, have a read of her SLEEP 2014 abstract:

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