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Improving Sleep for Athletic Performance with Dr Ian Dunican
July 26, 2018 Dr Ian Dunican
Zuberant Life Podcast

Improving Sleep for Athletic Performance with Dr Ian Dunican

July 26, 2018

Dr Ian Dunican

Ian has over 20 years international professional experience in health, safety and performance/productivity improvement. Ian commenced his career in an operational military role (~5 yrs.) before advancing his research interests with elite athletes and working in industry including mining, rail, oil & gas, construction and utilities (~16 yrs.). A combination of scientific research and operational leadership to support organizations in reducing risk, lowering cost whilst optimizing productivity & performance. He is an ultrarunner, completing over 20 ultramarathons to date including the Ultra Trail Australia ~100km (7 times), Leadville~100 miler, numerous other marathons and trail running events. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple belt and enjoys cross training in wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and kettlebells. He is now focusing on improving his swimming to undertake open water swimming events in 2018/19. Ian is currently the Director and Principal Consultant of Melius Consulting and has a PhD from the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he worked with elite sporting organisations/athletes to optimise sleep, recovery and performance. Ian has worked with elite and highly trained athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), West Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS), professional teams in Super Rugby, Australian Rules Football, Basketball, Swimming, Ultrarunners and Martial Arts such as Boxing, & MMA. Ian is the host of Sleep4Performance radio a podcast dedicated to education, knowledge sharing and promotion of the value of managing sleep. Accompanied by a website www.sleep4performance.com.au provides blogs, resources and research on all aspects of sleep, recovery and performance.
Ian has over 20 years international professional experience in health, safety and performance/productivity improvement. Ian commenced his career in an operational military role (~5 yrs.) before advancing his research interests with elite athletes and working in industry including mining, rail, oil & gas, construction and utilities (~16 yrs.). A combination of scientific research and operational leadership to support organizations in reducing risk, lowering cost whilst optimizing productivity & performance. He is an ultrarunner, completing over 20 ultramarathons to date including the Ultra Trail Australia ~100km (7 times), Leadville~100 miler, numerous other marathons and trail running events. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple belt and enjoys cross training in wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and kettlebells. He is now focusing on improving his swimming to undertake open water swimming events in 2018/19. Ian is currently the Director and Principal Consultant of Melius Consulting and has a PhD from the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he worked with elite sporting organisations/athletes to optimise sleep, recovery and performance. Ian has worked with elite and highly trained athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), West Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS), professional teams in Super Rugby, Australian Rules Football, Basketball, Swimming, Ultrarunners and Martial Arts such as Boxing, & MMA. Ian is the host of Sleep4Performance radio a podcast dedicated to education, knowledge sharing and promotion of the value of managing sleep. Accompanied by a website www.sleep4performance.com.au provides blogs, resources and research on all aspects of sleep, recovery and performance.
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