Dr Sun Bin

BSc(Hons) MPH PhD
Research Fellow, Sleep Research Group

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

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Biographical details

Sun Bin is an epidemiologist and public health researcher. Her particular research interests are on sleep and circadian rhythms and how these biological systems are reflected in behaviour, health, and disease. Dr Bin's expertise is on habitual sleep as a lifestyle risk factor and the impact of disordered sleep on public health.

Dr Bin’s methodological expertise is in the analysis of large complex datasets including linked administrative health and education datasets, cohort studies, and population surveys from around the world. She has 10 years’ experience in quantitative health research and has previously consulted for the World Bank.

Dr Bin has recently completed a Career Development Fellowship from the Sleep Research Society Foundation and now works on the Charles Perkins Centre - Qantas Partnership Project: Health and Wellbeing in the Air.

Research interests

Sleep and circadian health, including:

  • Sleep as a lifestyle risk factor for health
  • Impact of sleep and sleep disorders in pregnancy
  • Time trends in sleep habits and behaviours

Epidemiological methods, including:

  • Analysis of complex health and socioeconomic surveys
  • Data linkage of administrative health and education datasets
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis

Teaching and supervision

Teaching interests revolve around quantitative health research methods and sleep and circadian health.

Teach in the following courses:

  • Evidence-based medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Research inquiry and Research design, Masters of Brain & Mind Science
  • Introductory biostatistics (postgraduate), School of Public Health
  • Introductory epidemiology (postgraduate), School of Public Health
  • Quantitative health research methods (undergraduate), Faculty of Health Science

Currently developing Health Challenges: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms (0 cp / 2 cp) unit of study for undergraduate study.

Associations

  • Australasian Epidemiological Association (currently serving on AEA Council)
  • Australasian Sleep Association (currently serving on Conference Committee and GP Education Subcommittee)
  • Sleep Research Society

Awards and honours

Major awards include

  • 2017 Career Development Award, Sleep Research Society Foundation
  • 2013 Helen Bearpark Travelling Scholarship, Australasian Sleep Association
  • 2012 Best Doctoral Research Paper Award, Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Sydney
  • 2012 Early Career Researcher Travel Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association
  • 2012 Travelling Fellowship, Sydney Medical School
  • 2011 Andrew Harvey Fellowship, International Association of Time Use Research
  • 2011 Travelling Fellowship, Sydney Medical School
  • 2011 NHMRC Interdisciplinary Sleep Health Postgraduate Scholarship

In the media

International links

Finland

(Finnish Institute of Occupational Health) Epidemiological studies of sleep and functioning

United States

(University of Chicago) Sleep in a healthy ageing cohort (National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project, NSHAP)

Selected grants

2018

  • An interdisciplinary sleep and circadian online course for first-year undergraduates; Bin Y; American Sleep Medicine Foundation/Focused Projects Award.
  • Development of an interdisciplinary sleep OLE; Cistulli P, Bin Y; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2017

  • What is long sleep? Objective correlates of long sleep duration and prospective associations with healthcare utilization; Bin Y; Sleep Research Society Foundation/Career Development Award.

2016

  • Maternal sleep apnoea and impact on child health and development; Bin Y; Australasian Sleep Association/Rob Pierce Grant in Aid.

2012

  • Impact of Sleep Disturbances and Sleep Medications on Cognitive Function in the Elderly; Bin Y, Glozier N, Marshall N; Illawarra Retirement Trust/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Lallukka, T., Sivertsen, B., Kronholm, E., Bin, Y., Overland, S., Glozier, N. (2018). Association of sleep duration and sleep quality with the physical, social, and emotional functioning among Australian adults. Sleep Health, 4(2), 194-200. [More Information]
  • Morris, J., Totterdell, J., Bin, Y., Ford, J., Roberts, C. (2018). Contribution of maternal age, medical and obstetric history to maternal and perinatal morbidity/mortality for women aged 35 or older. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 58(1), 91-97. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Cistulli, P., Roberts, C., Ford, J. (2017). Childhood Health and Educational Outcomes Associated With Maternal Sleep Apnea: A Population Record-Linkage Study. Sleep, 40(11), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Ford, J., Nicholl, M., Roberts, C. (2017). Long-term childhood outcomes of breech presentation by intended mode of delivery: A population record linkage study. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 96(3), 342-351. [More Information]
  • Matricciani, L., Bin, Y., Lallukka, T., Kronholm, E., Dumuid, D., Paquet, C., Olds, T. (2017). Past, present, and future: trends in sleep duration and implications for public health. Sleep Health, 3(5), 317-323. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y. (2017). Short sleep duration as a health risk factor: what is new? Sleep Medicine, 32, 257-258. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Roberts, C., Nicholl, M., Ford, J. (2017). Uptake of external cephalic version for term breech presentation: An Australian population study, 2002-2012. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Roberts, C., Nicholl, M., Nassar, N., Ford, J. (2016). Contribution of changing risk factors to the trend in breech presentation at term. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 56(6), 564-570. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y. (2016). Is sleep quality more important than sleep duration for public health? Sleep, 39(9), 1629-1630. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Roberts, C., Ford, J., Nicholl, M. (2016). Outcomes of breech birth by mode of delivery: a population linkage study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 56(5), 453-459. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Cistulli, P., Ford, J. (2016). Population-based study of sleep apnea in pregnancy and maternal and infant outcomes. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 12(6), 871-877. [More Information]
  • Gamble, A., D'Rozario, A., Bartlett, D., Williams, S., Bin, Y., Grunstein, R., Marshall, N. (2014). Adolescent sleep patterns and night-time technology use: results of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Big Sleep Survey. PloS One, 9(11), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Marshall, N., Glozier, N. (2013). Sleeping at the limits: the changing prevalence of short and long sleep durations in 10 Countries. American Journal of Epidemiology, 177(8), 826-833. [More Information]
  • Keep, M., Bin, Y., Campbell, A. (2012). Comparing online and offline self-disclosure: a systematic review. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 15(2), 103-111. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Marshall, N., Glozier, N. (2012). Secular trends in adult sleep duration: A systematic review. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 16(3), 223-230. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Marshall, N., Glozier, N. (2012). The burden of insomnia on individual function and healthcare consumption in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(5), 462-468. [More Information]
  • Kiat, H., Bin, Y., Grant, S., Chang, D. (2011). Complementary medicine use in cardiovascular disease: a clinician's viewpoint. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(11-12), 654-656. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Kiat, H. (2011). Prevalence of dietary supplement use in patients with proven or suspected cardiovascular disease. Evidence - Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 632829, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Marshall, N., Glozier, N. (2011). Secular changes in sleep duration among Australian adults, 1992-2006. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(11/12), 670-672. [More Information]

2018

  • Lallukka, T., Sivertsen, B., Kronholm, E., Bin, Y., Overland, S., Glozier, N. (2018). Association of sleep duration and sleep quality with the physical, social, and emotional functioning among Australian adults. Sleep Health, 4(2), 194-200. [More Information]
  • Morris, J., Totterdell, J., Bin, Y., Ford, J., Roberts, C. (2018). Contribution of maternal age, medical and obstetric history to maternal and perinatal morbidity/mortality for women aged 35 or older. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 58(1), 91-97. [More Information]

2017

  • Bin, Y., Cistulli, P., Roberts, C., Ford, J. (2017). Childhood Health and Educational Outcomes Associated With Maternal Sleep Apnea: A Population Record-Linkage Study. Sleep, 40(11), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Ford, J., Nicholl, M., Roberts, C. (2017). Long-term childhood outcomes of breech presentation by intended mode of delivery: A population record linkage study. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 96(3), 342-351. [More Information]
  • Matricciani, L., Bin, Y., Lallukka, T., Kronholm, E., Dumuid, D., Paquet, C., Olds, T. (2017). Past, present, and future: trends in sleep duration and implications for public health. Sleep Health, 3(5), 317-323. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y. (2017). Short sleep duration as a health risk factor: what is new? Sleep Medicine, 32, 257-258. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Roberts, C., Nicholl, M., Ford, J. (2017). Uptake of external cephalic version for term breech presentation: An Australian population study, 2002-2012. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17(1), 1-7. [More Information]

2016

  • Bin, Y., Roberts, C., Nicholl, M., Nassar, N., Ford, J. (2016). Contribution of changing risk factors to the trend in breech presentation at term. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 56(6), 564-570. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y. (2016). Is sleep quality more important than sleep duration for public health? Sleep, 39(9), 1629-1630. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Roberts, C., Ford, J., Nicholl, M. (2016). Outcomes of breech birth by mode of delivery: a population linkage study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 56(5), 453-459. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Cistulli, P., Ford, J. (2016). Population-based study of sleep apnea in pregnancy and maternal and infant outcomes. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 12(6), 871-877. [More Information]

2014

  • Gamble, A., D'Rozario, A., Bartlett, D., Williams, S., Bin, Y., Grunstein, R., Marshall, N. (2014). Adolescent sleep patterns and night-time technology use: results of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Big Sleep Survey. PloS One, 9(11), 1-9. [More Information]

2013

  • Bin, Y., Marshall, N., Glozier, N. (2013). Sleeping at the limits: the changing prevalence of short and long sleep durations in 10 Countries. American Journal of Epidemiology, 177(8), 826-833. [More Information]

2012

  • Keep, M., Bin, Y., Campbell, A. (2012). Comparing online and offline self-disclosure: a systematic review. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 15(2), 103-111. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Marshall, N., Glozier, N. (2012). Secular trends in adult sleep duration: A systematic review. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 16(3), 223-230. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Marshall, N., Glozier, N. (2012). The burden of insomnia on individual function and healthcare consumption in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(5), 462-468. [More Information]

2011

  • Kiat, H., Bin, Y., Grant, S., Chang, D. (2011). Complementary medicine use in cardiovascular disease: a clinician's viewpoint. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(11-12), 654-656. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Kiat, H. (2011). Prevalence of dietary supplement use in patients with proven or suspected cardiovascular disease. Evidence - Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 632829, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Bin, Y., Marshall, N., Glozier, N. (2011). Secular changes in sleep duration among Australian adults, 1992-2006. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(11/12), 670-672. [More Information]

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