Shauni Omond

PhD Candidate
La Trobe University

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I am a postgraduate researcher in the Sleep Ecophysiology Group (Headed by Assoc. Prof John Lesku) at La Trobe University. I graduated from honours through the Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution (La Trobe University) in 2016, receiving first-class honours, and am in my final year of my PhD in the field of evolutionary mechanisms of sleep; using novel methods of neuropharmacology, respiration, regeneration, and electrophysiology which I hope will contribute to further understanding how sleep persisted throughout evolution and put forward the flatworm as a model species. 

Furthering from my PhD research, I hope to move into sleep and circadian research in humans, looking at performance impacts of sleep deprivation, light and other circadian relevant factors.