Why sleep matters: counting the costs of insufficient sleep
Improving sleep is everyone’s business. Lack of sleep is costing the global economy billions of dollars in lost productivity every year.
In this event for the Intellectual Forum and ThinkLab's Sleep Week, we will be joined by Michael Whitmore, a consulting senior research fellow at RAND Europe.
RAND Europe research calculates the economic impact of insufficient sleep and shows that small gains in personal sleep reaps great benefits both individually and across the economy. The session will explore how organisations, society and individuals alike will benefit from a good night’s sleep. Michael will spotlight the monetary economic impact of insufficient sleep and the key drivers of poor sleep and ask: How can we mitigate the risk of a poor night’s sleep?
More about the speaker:
Michael Whitmore is a research leader at RAND Europe, developing initiatives and research into health, work and wellbeing. His career spans more than twenty years across health and social care with the last seven dedicated to health and work. He has held roles that include programme director to Dame Carol Black's UK cross-government health and work team, developing fit for work services, as well as international product director of Wellbeing for Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group. He has also led global digital and big-data platforms, population health projects in inter-systemic behaviour change, delayed transfers of care and health and social care integration as well as development of national mental health wellbeing programmes to the UK construction industry.
Whitmore has an MBA with distinction from Cass Business School, an International Leadership Certificate from London Business School, an MA in applied social science and social work from Durham University and a degree in psychology and law from Keele University.
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