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Dr Anna Joyce is a Lecturer in Psychology at Regent's University London, specialising in research methods, developmental psychology, atypical development, and sleep.
Anna’s research centres on sleep and cognition in typical and atypical development, and the impact of sleep problems on children’s cognition and behaviour. She is particularly interested in cognitive development in children with developmental disorders and whether sleep problems, which are common in these children, could be at least partly responsible for some of the cognitive difficulties that they face. Anna has led research investigating sleep and cognitive development in typical and atypical groups, including Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, Autism, and intellectual disability.
Anna is a also a chartered psychologist and an honorary lecturer at UCL. She has previously held research and clinical roles at Coventry University and Evelina London, St Thomas’ Hospital.


  • –present
    Research Associate in sleep and cognition, Coventry University


  • 2013 
    Institute of Education, PhD