Dr Hannah Scott

Research Associate

College of Medicine and Public Health

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

Dr Hannah Scott (BPsyc(Hons), PhD) is a Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI): Sleep Health Research Associate investigating novel methods for the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders. Dr Scott is leading the Sleep Health group’s Defence Science and Technology funded research project investigating accelerated circadian entrainment through smart lighting. At 1-year post-PhD, Dr Scott has 18 publications and 18 conference presentations. In 2021, Dr. Scott was CIA on two successful grants totaling over $400,000. She is also co-inventor of THIM: the first wearable device to track and treat chronic insomnia. Dr. Scott is co-Chair of the Insomnia and Sleep Health Council and co-Chair/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 ASA New Investigator Award, the international Society of Behavioural Sleep Medicine Fellow Rising Star Award, the Adelaide Sleep Retreat Young Investigator 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

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) Insomnia and Sleep Health Council, 2020 - present

  • Co-chair of the 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 - 2022
Supervisory interests
Cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia
Insomnia, treatments for
Non-drug treatment for insomnia
Sleep psychology
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