Our Team

Dr Paula Mitchell, BSc (Hons), PhD, MAPS

Paula is a registered psychologist with over 25 years’ experience specialising in sleep, fatigue and shift work. Paula is recognised as a leading expert in the fields of sleep and fatigue management, with a unique combination of scientific expertise, extensive fatigue risk management consulting and training experience, and clinical sleep disorders expertise. She has provided services to a wide range of corporate, government and community organisations, undertaken leading scientific research, and operated a clinical practice for individuals experiencing sleeping problems for 15 years.

Dr Paula Mitchell

Paula is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australasian Sleep Association, the Sleep Health Foundation and the Australian Institute of Health & Safety. Contact Paula at paula@fmssa.com.au

Dr Spencer Roberts

Associate Consultant

Dr Spencer Roberts is an Associate Consultant with FMSSA and is completing his doctorate (PhD) at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. His research focuses on the impact of sleep on the physical and mental determinants of human performance. Spencer has an interest in developing strategies to improve sleep and fatigue management. Through his work, Spencer has acquired technical skills to monitor sleep and fatigue using wearable technologies, and has advised workers in occupational settings, including elite sporting organisations. He has published peer-reviewed papers in international journals, has presented his work at numerous international and national conferences, and has received several research awards. 

Dr Madeline Sprajcer

Associate Consultant

Dr Madeline Sprajcer has been working in the field of sleep and fatigue since 2010. Her work in fatigue and safety consultancy has led her to engage with a variety of industries, including rail, oil and gas, mining, forestry, government, and health. She completed her PhD in the area of on-call work, and its impact on sleep, performance, and safety, and also holds a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. Dr Sprajcer is experienced in delivering fatigue risk management training, in addition to developing and assessing rostering systems. Further, she is experienced in providing advice regarding the scientific underpinnings of fatigue related policy and procedure. 

Katelyn Hall

Associate Consultant / Technical Analyst

Katelyn is an Associate Consultant / Technical Analyst with FMSSA and is currently studying at The University of Melbourne, on a pathway to medicine. This degree has enabled Katelyn insight into the physiological and neurological processes behind fatigue and how it affects the body. Her background has involved working with the health and safety department of a 24/7 international container terminal, involving managing fatigue risks and preventing fatigue related incidents.

Dr Stuart Baulk

Web, Digital and Training Designer

Dr Stuart Baulk is a Web and Graphic Designer with a PhD in psychology. His previous experience in research, teaching and consulting focused on fatigue risk management in road transport, rail and aviation. He has designed online and face-to-face training materials for a wide variety of clients in many different industries, and his work helps to educate and inform companies and their personnel about sleep and fatigue. Stuart now lectures in digital media at the University of South Australia and runs his own business, Sleeping Bear helping companies to grow their online presence.

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