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Research Interests

My research interests are in sleep, circadian rhythms, bright light therapy, and treatments for insomnia.   Recent research projects include insomniacs' perception of sleep, evaluating a new behavioural treatment for sleep onset insomnia and exploring the recuperative effects of brief naps.   We have developed a new portable light device in conjunction with Re-time Pty. Ltd. for administration of bright light therapy for the treatment of body clock disorders. We have also developed a small ring like commercial device (THIM) to treat insomnia, track sleep, and allow the optimal 10-min sleep 'Power Nap'.

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Cognitive/behavioural therapy for insomnia (1)
  • insomnia (1)
  • Intensive Sleep Re-training treatment for insomnia (1)
  • Napping Benefits (1)
  • New wearable device for measuring and treating insomnia (1)
  • Re-timing circadian rhythms with light (2)
  • sleep/wake perception (1)
  • Insomnia in the aged and melatonin (1)
  • Circadian rhythms in Delayed Sleep/Wake Phase Disorder (1)
  • Insomnia treatment resources in primary care and psychology (1)
  • Treatment of insomnia co-morbid with obstructive sleep apnea (1)
  • Core and peripheral body temperature changes in sleep (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • adolescent sleep (1)
  • measures of sleepiness (1)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Selective Attention and the Control of Binocular Rivalry, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 1 Jan 1972

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Physiology, Engineering, Stanford University

Award Date: 1 Jun 1965

Supervision

  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Medical biosciences

Supervisory Interests

  • Bright light therapy
  • Circadian rhythms, sleep and insomnia
  • Non-drug treatment for insomnia

Keywords

  • QP Physiology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Sleep disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Circadian Rhythms
  • Bright Light Therapy
  • Brief Naps
  • Concepts of Sleep

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