Program Committee Members

SARA BLUNDEN (Australia)

Professor Sarah Blunden (MAPS, FCCLP, BAPsych (Hons), MSocSc, PhD) has a dual role as an academic and a clinical psychologist. She is Head of Pediatric Sleep Research at Central Queensland University and the Founder/Director of the Australian Centre for Education in Sleep and the PediatricSleep Clinic ( ) where she practices as clinical psychologist in private practice specialising in the treatment of  sleep problems.

Sarah is the elected pediatric representative of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) Education committee and also chairs the Indigenous Sleep Working Party of the ASA which aims to promote awareness of the importance of sleep in indigenous populations. She has written infant and toddler sleep intervention training programs for psychologists (, and sleep education programs for junior and senior schoolchildren (, is an advisor to the Australian Psychological Society on sleep training for psychologists and also for the Australian Fatherhood consortium.

Sarah has presented over 70 conference presentations and published over 100 academic papers and books including The Sensible Sleep Solution for infants and the Boss of My sleep Book for Toddlers, which present a responsive method of behavioral sleep intervention.

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