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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Senior Research Fellow, University of York

I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Senior Research Fellow based in the Department of Psychology, University of York. I am interested in all aspects of sleep research, and am currently investigating the role sleep plays in the consolidation of memories, and the neural mechanisms underlying this process.

I also have an interest in 'anomalous sleep experiences', particularly the phenomena of sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming.


  • 2022–present
    Senior research fellow, Department of Psychology, University of York
  • 2019–2021
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame
  • 2017–2019
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • 2016–2017
    Research assistant, MRC Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King's College London
  • 2013–2016
    PhD student, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield


  • 2017 
    University of Sheffield, PhD Psychology
  • 2013 
    Goldsmiths, University of London, MRes Psychology
  • 2012 
    Goldsmiths, University of London, BSc Psychology


  • 2017
    Externalising behaviors and callous-unemotional traits: Different associations with sleep quality, Sleep
  • 2017
    A systematic review of variables associated with sleep paralysis, Sleep Medicine Reviews
  • 2017
    Sleep Treatment Outcome Predictors (STOP) Pilot Study: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial examining predictors of change of insomnia symptoms and associated traits following cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia in an unselected sample, BMJ Open
  • 2017
    Subjective sleep-related variables in those who have and have not experienced sleep paralysis, Journal of Sleep Research
  • 2016
    Terror and bliss? Commonalities and distinctions between sleep paralysis, lucid dreaming, and waking life experiences, Journal of Sleep Research
  • 2016
    The role of cortical sensorimotor oscillations in action anticipation, NeuroImage
  • 2015
    A twin and molecular genetics study of sleep paralysis and associated factors, Journal of Sleep Research

Professional Memberships

  • Sleep Research Society
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Society for Biological Psychiatry
  • International Early Psychosis Association