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Energy Balance and Chronic Sleep Loss: Implications for Health

1 February 2016


UniSA, Magill Campus,
Room B1-55,
B Building, Magill Campus

1.00pm – 2.30pm

The Centre for Sleep Research and the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy  

Invites you and your colleagues to attend a special seminar

Guest speaker Associate Professor Namni Goel

from the

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine.


Date: Monday 1st February, 2016
Time: 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Location: Room B1-55, B, Building, St Bernards Road, Magill Campus



This seminar will discuss robust responses to sleep loss in various aspects of energy balance, including caloric intake, weight gain and energy expenditure. It will also highlight the importance of appropriately timed meals and the health consequences of delayed eating.


To register for this seminar please email


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Namni Goel, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry in the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. As a broadly-trained biological psychologist and behavioral neuroscientist, Dr. Goel investigates individual differences in how genetic, metabolomic, physiological, behavioral, hormonal and environmental factors relate to resilience and vulnerability in sleep-wake functions and circadian rhythm physiology, and regulate eating behavior (including night eating), energy balance, mood and cognitive performance in humans. She has over 60 publications in these broad areas of research.

Dr. Goel is currently the Principal Investigator of a major 5-year grant from the Department of Defense investigating phenotypic and genotypic markers of sleep loss and Principal Investigator of a major 4-year grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) investigating biomarkers as predictors of resiliency and susceptibility to stress and sleep loss in space flight. She is also Institutional Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on grants from the NIH and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI).

Dr. Goel is on the editorial board of 7 journals, is a past President of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms and a Board member of the Center for Environmental Therapeutics, and Vice-Chair of the Sleep Research Society’s Educational Programs Committee. In 2014, she was awarded the prestigious NASA Johnson Space Center Group Achievement Award.

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