The Business of Sleep - The Wake-Up Call

Prof. Vicki Culpin, Hult Ashridge

The Business of Sleep - The Wake-Up Call

‘The importance of sleep in organizational life​’

What to expect

Lack of sleep is hindering managers’ ability to perform at their peak and having a negative impact on workplace relationships. It is a ‘hidden threat’ that organizations need to pay attention to if they want to ensure the well-being of their staff while also gaining competitive edge.​

An in-depth research project by Hult Ashridge, surveyed over 1,000 professionals from a variety of sectors and levels of seniority and findings show that a lack of sleep is causing worrying health symptoms in today’s business professionals. Whilst there is a large body of research focusing on the impact of sleep in clinical populations, this research breaks new ground in focusing attention on a specific (managerial) population. ​

Drawing from her own research and her recent book, in this seminar, Vicki will discuss the ways that poor sleep can negatively affect individuals physically, cognitively and emotionally as well as the wider organizational and societal impact. She will go on to introduce some of the most common causes of poor sleep for working professionals and what changes individuals can make to improve their sleep, and therefore their own health and well-being.

Event details

Date: Thursday 30th January 2020

Venue: Somerset House, London

Timings: 08:30-12:00

Ticket Price: Free


08:00-08:30 | Registration and networking breakfast

08:30-09:00 | Welcome and Introductions | Mark Tiffany, Regional Director UK & Ire, Hult Ashridge

09:00-10:00 | The effects of poor sleep at the individual, organizational and societal level | Professor Vicki Culpin, Hult Ashridge

10:00-10:30 | Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 | The causes of poor sleep and what we can do differently | Professor Vicki Culpin, Hult Ashridge

11:30-12:00 | Open discussion and Q&A

12:00 | Close


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Professor Vicki Culpin

Vicki Culpin

MBPhD, MPhil, MSc, BA (Hons), CPsychol, AFBPsS, FHEA ​

Vicki works with a range of clients and delivers guest lectures around the world on a variety of psychological topics. She specializes in organizational behavior, specifically well-being at work. ​

Her most recent research and teaching interests include the relationship between sleep, well-being, derailment​ and the relationship between sleep and resilience in management populations.​

Vicki studied Psychology at Manchester University, an MPhil and PhD in Psychology from Lancaster University and an MSc in Applied Forensic ​
Psychology from Leicester ​University. She is an Associate ​Fellow of the British Psychological ​Society, a Chartered Psychologist ​and a Fellow of the Higher ​Education Academy.

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