Dr Grace Vincent

Completed Associate Student
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Dr Grace Vincent

PhD student Grace Vincent from Deakin University completed her PhD in May 2015. Grace gathered data on sleep deprivation of 50 firefighters during multi-day deployments. Grace currently works as a senior postdoctoral research fellow at the Appleton Institute at Central Queensland University where she researches sleep, physical activity, exercise, sport and worker health and safety. Her findings are available in her thesis here.

Student project

This PhD began at the Bushfire CRC and was completed in May 2015. Firefighters were recruited from across Australia to help gather important data on sleep behaviour during multi-day deployments. The results are important in managing firefighter health and safety, with this research contributing some of the first data about the sleep quantity and quality that firefighters obtain during multi-day deployments.
Long shifts: Are the breaks important?
25 Aug 2014
During bushfire suppression, Australian firefighters can be deployed to work long consecutive...
Sally Ferguson Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
These various projects are looking at firefighter health and safety, particularly looking at the...
Grace Vincent Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
The aim of this research was to examine the relationship between firefighters’ sleep, physical...

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