Dr Grace Vincent


Dr Grace Vincent

Sleep Researcher



From firefighters battling fires, to doctors and nurses caring for patients in hospitals, shiftworkers are the backbone of our community, but at what cost?

Remember a time when you’ve been so tired, that you felt uncontrollably moody and struggled to keep your eyes open? That’s how some shift workers feel – permanently.

My mission is to help Australia’s shift workers get better sleep. I collaborate with researchers and industry experts to create healthier and safer workplaces. My research led to creating the first healthy sleep guidelines for shift workers, significantly contributing to a generation of new knowledge that will have a real-world impact on millions of shiftworkers worldwide.

I’m a passionate advocate for diversity in STEM and enjoy mentoring the STEM leaders of tomorrow. I believe in the power of scientific outreach and engage in public talks, laboratory tours, and numerous media engagements - all with the aim of promoting a good night’s sleep.

I’ve been published over 90 publications and received more than 2.5 million in research funding. I have been the recipient of over 20 awards including South Australian Tall Poppy,  CQUniversity Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Early Career Research and Winner of National 5-minute research pitch competition.