About The Author
For over 40 years, Dr. Moore-Ede has been a leading expert on circadian clocks and the health problems including sleep disorders, fatigue, diabetes and cancer caused by light at night. As a professor at Harvard Medical School (1975 – 1998), he led the team that located the suprachiasmatic nucleus, the biological clock in the human brain that controls the timing of sleep and wake, pioneered research on how the human body can safely adapt to working around the clock, and wrote the best-selling book “The Clocks That Time Us”
In 1983 Dr Moore-Ede founded the global consulting and technology firm, CIRCADIAN® (www.circadian.com) which optimizes 24/7 workforce productivity, health and safety with a client base that now includes over half of the Fortune 500, from offices in Boston, London, Amsterdam, Brisbane and Osaka. Based on this experience, he wrote the global best-selling book “The Twenty-Four Hour Society: Understanding Human Limits in a World That Never Stops” that was published in six languages.
To address his clients’ growing concerns about the harmful effects of conventional fluorescent and LED lighting on workplace health, safety and performance, Dr Moore-Ede founded the CIRCADIAN Light Research Center in 2010 which identified the key blue wavelengths that synchronize circadian clocks. He then spun off CIRCADIAN ZircLight in 2011 to develop evidence-based LED circadian lights that provide healthy blue-rich light during the day and blue-depleted safe light at night based on medical research and an IP portfolio. In 2022 the IP for evidence-based circadian lighting was acquired by Korrus, the leaders in human-light interaction.
Dr. Moore-Ede graduated with a First-Class Honors degree in Physiology from the University of London, and received his medical degrees from Guy’s Hospital Medical School, and his Ph.D. in Physiology from Harvard University. He has published 10 books and more than 180 scientific papers on the physiology of the circadian system, interaction with environmental light and the consequences of circadian disruption including human fatigue, ill-health, errors and accidents. Dr. Moore-Ede holds multiple patents on assessing and mitigating circadian disruption and fatigue.
He has served on multiple national and international committees, and has received numerous awards including the Bowditch Lectureship of the American Physiological Society. He is a frequent guest on television (CNN, Today Show, Good Morning America, 20:20, Dateline, Oprah Winfrey, Nova, BBC), radio (NPR Fresh Air, Connection), and print media (Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Time and Newsweek). He has testified before Congressional committees on multiple occasions, and advised government agencies on the health and safety of the 24/7 workforce in the US, Canada and Europe.