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.
The challenges of adolescent sleep
Illingworth G., (2020), Interface Focus, 10, 20190080 - 20190080
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