BSc (Hons), PhD
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
I am a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi).
I am currently working on theTeensleepproject which seeks to evaluate if providing sleep education to adolescents can improve sleep, academic performance, health, andwellbeing.
My background is in medical biochemistry (BSc) and psychology (PhD).
I have always had an interest in sleep research stemming from a placement year during my undergraduate within the Chronobiology Core of the Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard. From this, I decided to pursue research into sleep disruptions during my PhD, titled “Empirically testing the Neurocognitive model of Insomnia”.
Prior to joining theSCNi, I worked as a Clinical Research Officer at the Surrey Clinical Research Center as a lead sleep scientist on drug trials and in an NHS sleep clinic.
My research interests are adolescent sleep, sleep deprivation and performance, sleep state misperception, and sleep disorders.
IDENTIFICATION OF OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE MARKERS OF SLEEP HEALTH
Allen S. et al, (2018), SLEEP, 41, A125 - A125
Exploration of potential objective and subjective daily indicators of sleep health in normal sleepers.
Allen SF. et al, (2018), Nat Sci Sleep, 10, 303 - 312
Altered Perception of Facially Expressed Tiredness in Insomnia.
Akram U. et al, (2018), Perception, 47, 105 - 111
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
Mechanisms underlying the association between anxiety and sleep architecture in healthy good sleepers: the role of pre-sleep arousal
Barclay NL. et al, (2014), JOURNAL OF SLEEP RESEARCH, 23, 159 - 159