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We conduct human experimental and clinical studies on sleep and disorders of sleep with the aim of understanding their pathophysiology and in the mechanisms of action of treatments.

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We are interested in predispositional, precipitating and perpetuating factors for sleep disorders, and in the mechanisms of action and the outcomes associated with cognitive behavioural interventions. We see sleep as a transdiagnostic process, across the lifespan, and so regard sleep health and sleep improvement as a central mediator of physical, emotional and cognitive wellbeing. 

Experimental & Clinical Sleep Medicine is a cross-cutting theme which focuses particularly on two of the strategic aims of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi).

  1. To apply this knowledge to deliver evidence-based and condition specific therapeutics to address sleep and circadian rhythm disruption.
  2. To transfer this knowledge to the broader academic, clinical, public and patient communities using multiple channels of engagement.