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My research examines cognitive and behavioral factors underlying insomnia. In particular, self-perception of tiredness, facial cues of tiredness, sleep-related cognitive biases and the relationship between sleep and psychiatric difficulty. I competed my PhD at Northumbria University, examining cognition in insomnia. Following, I completed my PDip in Sleep Medicine at the University of Oxford. Prior, I completed my BSc Psychology at the University of Hull. Currently a Psychology Lecturer at SHU.

  • –present Lecturer in Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2013–2017 Assistant lecturer, Northumbria University
  • 2020 University of Oxford, PDip Sleep Medicine
  • 2016 Northumbria University, PhD Psychology
  • 2010 University of Hull, BSc Psychology
  • 2021 The Role of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Altered Psychological Well-being, Mental Health and Sleep: An Online Cross-sectional Study, Psychology, Health & Medicine
  • 2021 Self-Disgust and the Dark Triad Traits: The Role of Expressive Suppression, Personality & Individual Differences
  • 2021 Sleep-Related Monitoring On Awakening Mediates The Relationship Between Insomnia-Related Interpretive Bias and Insomnia Symptoms Using The Insomnia Ambiguity Paradigm, Journal of Sleep Research
  • 2021 Internet Memes Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic as a Potential Coping Mechanism for Anxiety, Scientific Reports
  • 2021 Humour Styles Influence the Perception of Depression-Related Internet Memes in Depression, Humor
  • 2021 Homogeneity of Cognitive and Behavioral Processes Underlying the Relationship Between Insomnia and Body Image Disturbance, Cognitive Processing
  • 2021 Self-Disgust as a Potential Mechanism Underlying the Association Between Body Image Disturbance and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours, Journal of Affective Disorders
  • 2020 Prevalence and psychiatric correlates of suicidal ideation in UK university students , Journal of Affective Disorders
  • 2020 Depression Mediates Cutaneous Body Image And Facial Appearance Dissatisfaction In Insomnia, Sleep and Biological Rhythms
  • 2020 Exploratory Study On The Role Of Emotion Regulation In Perceived Valence, Humour, And Beneficial Use Of Depressive Internet Memes In Depression, Scientific Reports
  • 2020 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia Does Not Appear to Have a Substantial Impact on Early Markers of Cardiovascular Disease: A Randomised Controlled Trial, Journal of Sleep Research
  • 2020 Perceptual Differences In Emotionally Ambiguous Neutral Faces Amongst Individuals Displaying Clinically Significant Insomnia Symptoms, Perception
  • 2020 A Patients View on Reclassifying Idiopathic Hypersomnia to Narcolepsy Type-3, Sleep
  • 2020 Examining the Factor Structure, Reliability and Validity of the Disturbing Dreams and Nightmare Severity Index (DDNSI) Consequences Sub-component, Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • 2020 Eye Tracking and Attentional Bias For Depressive Internet Memes In Depression, Experimental Brain Research
  • 2020 Emotion dysregulation mediates the relationship between nightmares and psychotic experiences: Results from a student population, Npj Schizophrenia
  • 2019 Everything at Once, or Nothing at All, Schizophrenia Bulletin
  • 2019 Examination Of Sleep Health Dimensions and Their Associations With Perceived Stress and Health In a UK sample, Journal of Public Health
  • 2019 Categorisation Deficit of Facially Expressed Anger in Insomnia (Commentary on Zhang et al.) , Sleep
  • 2019 The Role of Physical and Behavioral Self-Disgust in Relation to Insomnia and Suicidal Ideation, Journal of CLinical Sleep Medicine
  • 2019 The Relationship Between Depression & Insomnia Symptoms Amongst a Sample of UK University Students, Sleep Medicine Research
  • 2019 Anxiety and Depression Mediate the Relationship Between Insomnia Symptoms and the Personality Traits of Conscientiousness and Emotional Stability, Heliyon
  • 2019 Dysfunctional Sleep-related Cognition and Anxiety Mediate the Relationship Between Multidimensional Perfectionism and Insomnia Symptoms, Cognitive Processing
  • 2019 Psychopathy And Chronotype Disposition: The Mediating Role Of Depression, Heliyon
  • 2019 Sleep Duration, Sleep Variability, and Impairments of Visual attention, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • 2018 Exploration of Potential Objective and Subjective Indicators of Sleep Health in Normal Sleepers, Nature and Science of Sleep
  • 2018 Anxiety and Depression Mediate the Relationship Between Self-Disgust and Insomnia Disorder, Sleep Health
  • 2018 Sleep-Related Attentional Bias for Faces Depicting Tiredness in Insomnia: Evidence From an Eye-Tracking Study, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
  • 2018 The Therapeutic Potential of Attentional Bias Modification Training for Insomnia: Study Protocol for a Randomised Controlled Trial, Trials
  • 2018 Qualitative Examination of Daytime Monitoring and Selective Attention in Insomnia, Sleep and Vigilance
  • 2018 Sleep-related Attentional Bias in Insomnia: Time To Examine Moderating Factors?, Frontiers in Psychology
  • 2018 Sleep-Related Attentional Bias For Tired Faces In Insomnia: Evidence From a Dot-Probe Paradigm, Behaviour Research and Therapy
  • 2018 Objective Sleep and Personality, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
  • 2018 The Relationship Between Type-D Personality and Insomnia, Sleep Health
  • 2018 The Relationship Between Insomnia Symptoms and the Dark Triad Personality Traits, Personality and Individual Differences
  • 2018 The Face Of Tiredness In Insomnia From The Self-Perspective: A Focus On Attentional And Interpretative Biases, Journal of Sleep Research
  • 2017 Altered Perception of Facially Expressed Tiredness in Insomnia, Perception
  • 2017 Anxiety Mediates the Relationship Between Multidimensional Perfectionism and Insomnia Disorder, Personality and Individual Differences
  • 2017 Preferential Attention Towards the Eye-region Amongst Individuals with Insomnia, Journal of Sleep Research
  • 2017 Sleep Associated Monitoring on Awakening Mediates the Relationship Between Cutaneous Body Image Dissatisfaction and Insomnia Symptoms, Sleep Science
  • 2016 Misperception of Tiredness In Young Adults with Insomnia, Journal of Sleep Research
  • 2015 Anxiety Mediates the Relationship between Perfectionism and Insomnia Symptoms: A Longitudinal Study, Plos One
Grants and Contracts
  • 2019 SleepCogni active-biofeedback treatment for sleep-onset insomnia Role: Co-investigator - consultancy contract for BrainTrain2020 Ltd Funding Source: Innovate UK
  • 2018 Validating the SleepCogni device against research grade equipment across multiple physiological measures associated with sleep-onset Role: Co-investigator - consultancy contract for BrainTrain2020 Ltd Funding Source: BrainTrain2020 Ltd
  • 2018 Examining the therapeutic effect of attentional bias modification (ABM) for insomnia Role: Lead Investigator Funding Source: Sheffield Hallam University PSP REF 2018 Funding Scheme
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

PhD Insomnia, PDip Sleep Medicine, BSc Psychology

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