ASAC: A Research and Development Consortium
The Australian Sleep and Alertness Consortium (ASAC) is a research and development consortium that specialises in promoting industry and academic relationships to increase knowledge and outcomes in the sleep field. It was established in July 2020 to build upon the outputs, expertise and legacy of the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (the Alertness CRC). The five institutions that comprise the consortium are: Monash University, University of Sydney, Flinders University, The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and The Institute for Breathing and Sleep (IBAS). It sits within the Sleep Health Foundation’s organisational and governance structure as its R&D division. This new model of research collaboration will focus on the themes of sleep, health and wellbeing, and performance, across three integrated programs: Occupational, Healthcare, and Road Safety. ASAC serves as a model for excellent research in sleep health, alertness and performance. ASAC is proud to continue with many of the original CRC partners and are also always looking for new ASAC partners for the journey ahead.
The ASAC will build on the CRC’s existing programs and expertise in the areas of sleep health, alertness and productivity.
ASAC recognises that new opportunities exist in the area of improving sleep, health wellbeing and performance, in the context of occupational health and wellbeing, in addition to the existing Alertness CRC focus areas of healthcare (primary care, in particular) and road safety.