Dr Lora Wu (2019 Speaker)

PhD, registered clinical psychologist

Dr Lora Wu is a clinical psychologist and sleep researcher. She studied the effects of sleep loss on performance Washington State University before coming to research sleep in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Lora is based in Wellington where she is a senior research officer at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre and a clinician in private practice. Her research interests include sleep and circadian rhythms and their interactions with mental health and wellbeing. She is also keen to study environmental aspects of sleep health including the importance of natural light on syncing our rhythms. Her clinical work focuses on behavioural health as it relates to sleep, anxiety, depression, and stress.

Session: Saturday

Topic: Shining the light on sleep health

Let’s not forget about the other pillar of health: sleep! There is much to gain from tending to and optimising sleep and circadian health. This session will provide a brief introduction on what sleep is and how it affects you and your clients.