After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington, Margo joined the Sleep/Wake Research Centre in 2001, while at the same time gaining shift work experience as a Sleep Technician at Otago University’s WellSleep clinic.
She has worked on numerous projects that have focused on sleep, fatigue and performance in applied settings such as aviation. She completed her doctorate in 2019, which focused on evaluating the current status and future needs of Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) for Cabin crew, using a mixed methods approach.
Margo’s primary research focus is on monitoring, evaluating and managing fatigue in workplace settings. She has a particular interest in the effect of workload on fatigue, and fatigue risk management as a whole of life issue.