Postdoctoral Research Assistant
I am a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi). My current research focuses on adolescent sleep, in particular school-based interventions aimed at promoting sleep health. I was one of the developers of ‘Teensleep’, a school-based sleep education programme. I worked on the Teensleep study which examined the impact of this programme on adolescent sleep, sleep knowledge and health-related quality of life.
After studying Politics (BSc) at the University of Bristol, I had a career in publishing and marketing. I subsequently pursued my interest in psychology through a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, an MRes in Developmental Psychology, followed by a PhD in Psychology focusing on maternal mind-mindedness. My previous research roles include Clinical Studies Officer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, and Research Associate at Oxford Brookes University.
Adolescent sleep and school performance — the problem of sleepy teenagers
Sharman R. and Illingworth G., (2020), Current Opinion in Physiology, 15, 23 - 28
The Teensleep Study: the effectiveness of a school-based sleep education programme at improving early adolescent sleep
Illingworth G. et al, (2019), Sleep Medicine: X, 100011 - 100011
Challenges in implementing and assessing outcomes of school start time change in the UK: experience of the Oxford Teensleep study
Illingworth G. et al, (2019), Sleep Medicine, 60, 89 - 95
The impact of a teacher- led, classroombased, sleep education programme on adolescent sleep in UK schools: the Teensleep study
Sharman R. et al, (2018), JOURNAL OF SLEEP RESEARCH, 27
0057 A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF ADOLESCENT SLEEP IN THE UK - BASELINE SLEEPING PATTERNS FROM THE OXFORD TEENSLEEP COHORT
Sharman R. et al, (2017), Sleep, 40, A22 - A22