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Dr. Madeline Sprajcer

BPsyc(Hons), PhD
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Appleton Institute
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I am currently a lecturer in the College of Psychology. My research interests include sleep psychology in vulnerable populations, unpredictable and non-standard working time arrangements, and managing workplace fatigue in safety critical industries. I am also interested in sleep in new parents, and fatigue and burnout in child and youth workers.

My PhD investigated the impact of on-call work on anxiety, performance, and sleep outcomes. Since then I have worked on a number of projects focusing on fatigue risk management, including work with the Australian National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and the Canadian workplace regulatory body WorkSafeBC.

I undertake research both in a laboratory environment and in the field (e.g., pilots, firefighters).  

I also have experience in the review and development of industry fatigue management systems in a variety of industries, including rail, mining, healthcare, ports, and utilities. 


I am passionate about providing high quality research supervision at the Honours, Masters, and PhD level. If you are interested in research supervision, please get in touch!

I am accredited as a primary PhD supervisor. 

Universities Studied At

Central Queensland University

Flinders University

Adelaide University

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University

Deakin University

University of South Australia

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 5299 Other psychology

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Current Supervision
Doctor of Philosophy
An evaluation of habitually enacted discipline by parents for improved behaviour change outcomes in young children.
Associate Supervisor
Research Interests

Applied and developmental psychology - Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)


Biological psychology - Biological psychology not elsewhere classified


Other psychology - Other psychology not elsewhere classified

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