Dr. Glenn Landry
Dr. Glenn Landry has studied circadian rhythms and sleep for over 20 years. He completed his graduate research at Simon Fraser University, examining circadian mechanisms of entrainment, supervised by Dr. Ralph Mistlberger and supported by grants from MSFHR and NSERC. He then focused his research efforts on sleep, aging and cognition as a CIHR postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambroseís Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at UBC. His research there explored age-related changes in sleep duration, efficiency and architecture that contribute to or accelerate cognitive decline in the elderly. As an academic, Glennís goal was to develop chronotherapeutic interventions capable of delaying cognitive decline in the elderly, with the objective of improving quality of life, productivity, and extending capacity for independent living. Now in private practice, Glenn is a sleep coach. He works with older adults, shift workers, and parents to improve physical and mental health through better sleep quality by translating sleep science into practical interventions tailored for each client.
Session - Fatigue Risk Management: Circadian Rhythms & Sleep
Description: Addressing circadian rhythms, sleep, and fatigue risk among First Responders is vital to our efforts to promote mental health and improve workplace safety. This session focuses specifically on shift-work-related circadian dysregulation and poor sleep as driving factors of fatigue, depression and anxiety. This session is aimed at informing policy makers of the importance of developing and delivering programs that: (1) translate the current circadian rhythms and sleep science for first responders; (2) explain the bidirectional relationships between sleep, fatigue, and mental health; and (3) provide practical strategies First Responders can use to identify and manage fatigue risk, protect their sleep, and improve their overall mental health and wellbeing.