Professor Michael Gradisar

Professor

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Social Sciences North (358)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Qualifications
B.Sc. (Hons), M.Psyc. (Clin), PhD
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

Current PhD students include:

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

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 - The role of bedpartners in the insomnia experience - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Meg_Pillion

Topic coordinator
PSYC9006 Introduction to clinical child psychology
PSYC9007 Counselling and professional issues
Supervisory interests
Adolescent sleep
Circadian rhythms, sleep and insomnia
Delayed sleep phase disorder
Sleep
Treating infant sleep problems
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Paediatric sleep (5)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Paediatric sleep (6)
Associate supervisor: Social anxiety (1), Adolescent refugees (2), Circadian Rhythms (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Kate Bartel

Flinders University Best Student Paper Award - DEC 2014

Cele Richardson

Flinders University Best Student Paper Award (February 2018) -

Publications
Expert for media contact
Adolescents
Biological rhythms
Information technology
Insomnia
Paediatrics
Sleep disorders
Sleep across the lifespan (ie, infants, toddlers, school-aged children, teenagers, adults)
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Adolescents
  • Biological rhythms
  • Information technology
  • Insomnia
  • Paediatrics
  • Sleep disorders
Interests
  • Sleep across the lifespan (ie, infants, toddlers, school-aged children, teenagers, adults)