Sleep and Digital Health: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Sleep and Digital Health: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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This online conference explores the nexus of sleep and digital health from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

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As a recent article in Nature puts it, we are facing a “data-driven revolution in sleep science and medicine”. Bringing together a range of disciplines, this online conference seeks to interrogate this “revolution”, in both its promising applications, such as the potential to monitor patients beyond the sleep lab and the ability to give more people access to treatment, and in its possible risks, such as orthosomnia and data-privacy concerns. To explore sleep as a truly multifaceted phenomenon, our speakers come from a range of disciplines.

The conference will be held on Teams. The programme is now available on the event's website.


  • Professor Hannah Ahlheim (History, Justus Liebig University Gießen, Germany)
  • Professor Andrea Aliverti (Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Dr Sarah Barnes (Experiential Studies in Community and Sport, Cape Breton University, Canada)
  • Devon Bate (Producer, Composer, Sound Design, Concordia University, Canada)
  • Dr Stefano Canali (Philosophy of Science, Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Professor Simona Chiodo (Philosophy of Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Dr Catherine Coveney (Medical Sociology, Loughborough University, UK)
  • Dr Diletta De Cristofaro (Literary and Cultural Studies, Politecnico di Milano, Italy / Northumbria University, UK)
  • Dr Greg Elder (Psychology of Sleep, Northumbria University, UK)
  • Dr Nicole Eugene (Communication Studies, University of Houston-Victoria, USA)
  • Dr Michael Greaney (English, Lancaster University, UK)
  • Dr Ros Holmes (Chinese Studies, University of St Andrews, UK)
  • Dr Paul Huebener (English, Athabasca University, Canada)
  • Professor Rob Meadows (Sociology, University of Surrey, UK)
  • Professor Stuart Murray (Medical Humanities, University of Leeds, UK)
  • Anna Nolda Nagele (Media and Arts Technology, Queen Mary University of London, UK)
  • Dr James Rákóczi (Medical Humanities, Durham University, UK)
  • Dr Lexie Scherer (Childhood Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK)
  • Professor Simon J Williams (Sociology, University of Warwick, UK)

This online conference is hosted by DAStU and META at Politecnico di Milano.

The conference is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement 892459.

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