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Stefan Volk speaks at ‘Raising the Bar Sydney 2017’ - ‘How to convince your boss that you deserve to sleep in’

25th Oct 2017 8:00pm

Abstract: Night owls, rejoice! Workplace researcher Stefan Volk has compelling evidence proving that it is scientifically beneficial to press snooze on your alarm clock. His findings show that a person’s body clock can have a significant impact on work performance. In his talk, he will demonstrate how modern life is actually geared towards morning people, as circadian rhythms can have an effect on workplace safety and teamwork capacity, and why we all deserve a sleep in.

Bio: Stefan Volk (Co-Leader, Body Heart and Mind in Business Research Group) explores new areas of scientific inquiry that lie dormant between established disciplines of organisational studies and neuroscience.

His innovative approach to workplace neuroscience has seen him published in prestigious academic journals and making frequent appearances in the news.

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: Bristol Arms (bistro area) - 81 Sussex Street, Sydney, 2000
Free tickets available from Tuesday 3 October 2017 at

On Wednesday 25th October, we will hold the Raising the Bar event in Sydney, featuring another 20 free public talks by University academics in bars around the city.

Raising the Bar is an initiative aimed at making education part of a city’s popular culture by raising the bar on content people consume in their everyday lives. The core purpose is to make education accessible. Originating in New York via New York University and Columbia University students, the University has partnered with Raising the Bar for a third year running in 2017. The sold-out events in previous years have lifted the profile of our speakers, our research and the university as a whole.