For 30 years, Dr. Martin Moore-Ede has been a leading expert on managing the risks of human fatigue in transportation and industrial businesses that operate 24/7. After experiencing the challenges of fatigue as a surgeon-in-training required to work 36-hour shifts, Dr. Moore-Ede was one of the first to define the challenges of living, working and sleeping in a 24 hour a day, 7-day a week world. As a professor at Harvard Medical School (1975 – 1998), he led the team that located the biological clock in the human brain that controls the timing of sleep and wake, and pioneered research on how the human body can safely adapt to working around the clock and sustain optimum physical and mental performance.
In 1983 Dr. Moore-Ede founded Circadian Technologies, Inc. (www.circadian.com), a research and consulting firm dedicated to reducing the costs and liabilities of managing a 24/7 workforce.
Dr. Moore-Ede holds multiple patents on tools for assessing and mitigating fatigue risk, has served on multiple national and international committees, and has received numerous awards including the Bowditch Lectureship of the American Physiological Society.