Dr Hannah Scott

Research Fellow, Sleep Psychology

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Hannah Scott (BPsyc(Hons), PhD) is a Research Fellow at the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI): Sleep Health investigating the use of digital technologies to better assess and manage sleep health and its disorders. At 3 years post-PhD, Dr Scott has authored 35 publications (17 as first/senior author), 2 book chapters, and 8 successful research funding applications totaling over $600,000. Dr Scott is a co-inventor of THIM: the first wearable device that tracks and treats chronic insomnia. As Primary Investigator, Dr Scott is currently leading a world-first randomised controlled trial comparing digital therapies for the treatment of insomnia. Dr. Scott is co-Chair and co-Founder of the Early Career Researcher Council of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA): Australia’s peak sleep advocacy body. She has received multiple awards including the Flinders University Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award, the ASA New Investigator Award, the international Society of Behavioural Sleep Medicine Fellow Rising Star Award, and was Finalist in the Young Innovator Category of the Women in Innovation Awards.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), August 2020

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) - First Class, 2016

Honours, awards and grants

2022 Flinders University Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award

2021 Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Fellow Rising Star Award

2020 Australasian Sleep Association New Investigator Award

2019 South Australia Women in Innovation Young Innovator Finalist

2018-2019 Australasian Sleep Association Student Travel Grant

2018 Adelaide Sleep Retreat Young Investigator Award

2018 AMP Amplify Ignite Finalist

2017-2020 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

2016 Flinders University Vice-Chancellor's Honours Thesis Excellence Medal

2013-2016 Chancellor's Letters of Commendation

Key responsibilities

Honours student supervisor, 2017-present.

PhD student supervisor, 2021-present.

Professional Service:

  • Co-chair of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) Network of Early Career Sleep Researchers in Training (NEST), 2020 - present

  • Early-career researcher (ECR) representative on the ASA South Australian branch committee, 2019 - present
  • Co-chair of the ASA Insomnia and Sleep Health Council, 2020 - 2022

Supervisory interests
Cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia
Insomnia, treatments for
Non-drug treatment for insomnia
Sleep psychology
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