Lecturer in Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University

My research interests span attentional/interpretive biases in insomnia, face-perception and insomnia, sleep and student mental health, and the relationships between sleep and personality. Whilst working as a full-time as a lecturer in psychology at Sheffield Hallam University, I am also studying part time for the MSc in Sleep Medicine at the University of Oxford.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2013–2017
    Assistant lecturer, Northumbria University

Education

  • 2016 
    Northumbria University, PhD Psychology
  • 2010 
    University of Hull, BSc Psychology

Publications

  • 2020
    Emotion dysregulation mediates the relationship between nightmares and psychotic experiences: Results from a student population, Npj Schizophrenia
  • 2020
    Prevalence and psychiatric correlates of suicidal ideation in UK university students , Journal of Affective Disorders
  • 2020
    Exploratory Study On The Role Of Emotion Regulation In Perceived Valence, Humour, And Beneficial Use Of Depressive Internet Memes In Depression, Scientific Reports
  • 2020
    Depression Mediates Cutaneous Body Image And Facial Appearance Dissatisfaction In Insomnia, Sleep and Biological Rhythms
  • 2019
    Everything at Once, or Nothing at All, Schizophrenia Bulletin
  • 2019
    Dysfunctional Sleep-related Cognition and Anxiety Mediate the Relationship Between Multidimensional Perfectionism and Insomnia Symptoms, Cognitive Processing
  • 2019
    Psychopathy And Chronotype Disposition: The Mediating Role Of Depression, Heliyon
  • 2019
    Sleep Duration, Sleep Variability, and Impairments of Visual attention, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • 2019
    Examination Of Sleep Health Dimensions and Their Associations With Perceived Stress and Health In a UK sample, Journal of Public Health
  • 2019
    Categorisation Deficit of Facially Expressed Anger in Insomnia (Commentary on Zhang et al.) , Sleep
  • 2019
    The Role of Physical and Behavioral Self-Disgust in Relation to Insomnia and Suicidal Ideation, Journal of CLinical Sleep Medicine
  • 2019
    The Relationship Between Depression & Insomnia Symptoms Amongst a Sample of UK University Students, Sleep Medicine Research
  • 2019
    Anxiety and Depression Mediate the Relationship Between Insomnia Symptoms and the Personality Traits of Conscientiousness and Emotional Stability, Heliyon
  • 2018
    Exploration of Potential Objective and Subjective Indicators of Sleep Health in Normal Sleepers, Nature and Science of Sleep
  • 2018
    Anxiety and Depression Mediate the Relationship Between Self-Disgust and Insomnia Disorder, Sleep Health
  • 2018
    Sleep-Related Attentional Bias for Faces Depicting Tiredness in Insomnia: Evidence From an Eye-Tracking Study, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
  • 2018
    The Therapeutic Potential of Attentional Bias Modification Training for Insomnia: Study Protocol for a Randomised Controlled Trial, Trials
  • 2018
    Qualitative Examination of Daytime Monitoring and Selective Attention in Insomnia, Sleep and Vigilance
  • 2018
    Sleep-related Attentional Bias in Insomnia: Time To Examine Moderating Factors?, Frontiers in Psychology
  • 2018
    Sleep-Related Attentional Bias For Tired Faces In Insomnia: Evidence From a Dot-Probe Paradigm, Behaviour Research and Therapy
  • 2018
    Objective Sleep and Personality, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
  • 2018
    The Relationship Between Type-D Personality and Insomnia, Sleep Health
  • 2018
    The Relationship Between Insomnia Symptoms and the Dark Triad Personality Traits, Personality and Individual Differences
  • 2018
    The Face Of Tiredness In Insomnia From The Self-Perspective: A Focus On Attentional And Interpretative Biases, Journal of Sleep Research
  • 2017
    Anxiety Mediates the Relationship Between Multidimensional Perfectionism and Insomnia Disorder, Personality and Individual Differences
  • 2017
    Preferential Attention Towards the Eye-region Amongst Individuals with Insomnia, Journal of Sleep Research
  • 2017
    Sleep Associated Monitoring on Awakening Mediates the Relationship Between Cutaneous Body Image Dissatisfaction and Insomnia Symptoms, Sleep Science
  • 2017
    Altered Perception of Facially Expressed Tiredness in Insomnia, Perception
  • 2016
    Misperception of Tiredness In Young Adults with Insomnia, Journal of Sleep Research
  • 2015
    Anxiety Mediates the Relationship between Perfectionism and Insomnia Symptoms: A Longitudinal Study, Plos One

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    SleepCogni active-biofeedback treatment for sleep-onset insomnia
    Role:
    Co-investigator - consultancy contract for BrainTrain2020 Ltd
    Funding Source:
    Innovate UK
  • 2018
    Validating the SleepCogni device against research grade equipment across multiple physiological measures associated with sleep-onset
    Role:
    Co-investigator - consultancy contract for BrainTrain2020 Ltd
    Funding Source:
    BrainTrain2020 Ltd
  • 2018
    Examining the therapeutic effect of attentional bias modification (ABM) for insomnia
    Role:
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Sheffield Hallam University PSP REF 2018 Funding Scheme

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Honours

PhD