School of Psychology
B.A. (Stanford), Ph.D. (Adelaide)
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 Flinders Partners for administration of bright light therapy.
: Circadian Rhythm Disorders
: Circadian Rhythms, Sleep, Insomnia, Napping benefits
Associate Editor for the journal Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
Editorial Board for the on-line journal Science and Nature of Sleep.
Advisory Board for the journal Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
Frequent reviewer for a variety of scientific and clinical journals.
Frequent assessor for the Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council project grant applications.
Active member and presenter of papers, symposiums, and workshops for the Australasian Sleep Association, Sleep Research Society, Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and the European Sleep Research Society.
Director of the Insomnia Treatment Program, Adelaide Institute of Sleep Health, Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park.
Frequent presenter of workshops on the non-drug treatment of insomnia for Psychologists and Medical Practitioners.
Frequent speaker to community groups about sleep, circadian rhythms, and sleep disorders.
Frequent presenter in the electronic and print media on issues of sleep, circadian rhythms, and insomnia.