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Research Interests

My current research interests include the prevalence, consequences, and the psychological assessment and treatment of sleep disorders in children and adolescents. I am also running treatment studies for child and adolescent sleep problems through the Child and Adolescent Sleep Clinic. Recently complete PhD students include:

Kate Bartel - Protective and risk factors for adolescent sleep - http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/kate.bartel

Lisa Smith - Parental influences on gaming and sleep - http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/lisajoanne.smith

Cele Richardson - Efficacy of bright light therapy and morning activity for adolescent Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder -http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/cele.richardson

Neralie Cain - Does sleep restriction reduce anxiety in school-aged children? - http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/neralie.cain

Chelsea Reynolds - The role of sleep spindles in adolescents' cognitive performance - http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/chelsea.reynolds

Current PhD students include:

Melanie Heath - Physical activity, sleep and depressed mood in adolescents - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Melanie_Heath

Hannah Whittall - Strategies to help parents' tolerance of infant crying -https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hannah_Whittall

Meg Pillion - Adolescents' motivations to change technology use for better sleep health - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Meg_Pillion

Daniel Bonnar - The sleep and performance of eSports players -


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Research Output

The roles of repetitive negative thinking and perfectionism in explaining the relationship between sleep onset difficulties and depressed mood in adolescents

Huang, I., Short, M. A., Bartel, K., O'Shea, A., Hiller, R. M., Lovato, N., Micic, G., Oliver, M. & Gradisar, M., Apr 2020, In : Sleep Health. 6, 2, p. 166-171 6 p.

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  • Altering Adolescents’ Pre-Bedtime Phone Use to Achieve Better Sleep Health

    Bartel, K., Scheeren, R. & Gradisar, M., 21 Mar 2019, In : HEALTH COMMUNICATION. 34, 4, p. 456-462 7 p.

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  • 14 Citations (Scopus)
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    How internal and external cues for bedtime affect sleep and adaptive functioning in adolescents

    Short, M. A., Kuula, L., Gradisar, M. & Pesonen, A. K., 1 Jul 2019, In : Sleep Medicine. 59, p. 1-6 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Pediatric motor activity during sleep as measured by actigraphy

    Meltzer, L. J., Short, M., Booster, G. D., Gradisar, M., Marco, C. A., Wolfson, A. R. & Carskadon, M. A., Jan 2019, In : SLEEP. 42, 1, 10 p., zsy196.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)