The Appleton Institute is made up of a team of researchers, support staff and students with widely varied interests including social psychology, cultural anthropology, animal behaviour and human-animal interaction, sleep and circadian physiology (including pediatric sleep), human factors and safety science, applied psychology and community engagement. We work with multiple industries collecting scientific data which aims to solve problems and generate outputs which are published in international journals.

From investigating how volunteer firefighters respond to sleep loss and heat stress, to understanding how horses respond to climate change, we have a broad range of experience.

Our research covers a broad range of areas, but can be grouped as:

  • Sleep and Circadian Physiology
  • Human Factors and Safety Science
  • Community Engagement
  • Animal Behaviour and Human-Animal Interaction