Clare Ladyman is a post-doctoral researcher at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre at Massey University (NZ), where she also completed her PhD. Prior to joining the centre, she completed a post-graduate diploma in Sleep Science at UWA, and she also has an undergraduate degree in Sports Science at ECU. Clare’s primary research focus and passion is the sleep and mental health of mothers across the perinatal period, specifically in developing ways to support and improve women’s sleep and mood across this timeframe. Her book, titled “Sleeping Better in Pregnancy”, provides sleep information and practical strategies to help women get the best sleep possible throughout pregnancy and in 2020 she won the Australian Sleep Foundation’s inaugural Emerging Sleep Hero award for her work in this area. Clare also works on education and fatigue research studies in the aviation and health sectors and is a sessional academic for the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.