Researcher biography

I lead the Sleep and Health Group within the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), with the broad aim to bridge the biological and social sciences for community benefit. I very often work to do this in collaboration with other researchers, and with partners from government, industry, and the community.

I am a psychologist who works to understand the role of sleep and circadian rhythms in a healthy, safe, and productive life. My current work focuses on sleep in the early years, but I have significant experience and interest in the wellbeing of others groups, including older adults, people living with dementia, brain injury and neurological disease, young adults and adolescents, shift-workers and athletes. My laboratory has capacity for measurements including actigraphy, polysomnography (overnight sleep studies), behavioural assessment, psychometric assessments, hormone measures, naturalistic and simulated driving, and environmental monitoring.

I am registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with endorsed practice in Clinical Neuropsychology,and a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Socity's College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN). I have has worked extensively in both research and clinical settings as a psychologist and sleep scientist.

Featured projects Duration
AI/ML and accelerometry devices