Currently: Research Associate in sleep, cognition and intellectual disability
Highest qualification: Doctorate (PhD, DPhil)
Recent Work Experience
Sept 2014 - present
Coventry University, Coventry
Began as post-doctoral researcher and was promoted to Research Associate in August 2015.
I research sleep in children with neurodevelopmental and intellectual disability and the effects of sleep on cognition.
I use a range of measures including home cardiorespiratory polygraphy, actigraphy, pulse oximetry, computerised tests, behavioural testing, and questionnaires.
Researcher and Medical Technologist (half time in each role)
Feb 2013 - July 2014
Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London
Project: Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome in children with Down syndrome.
Assessing cognition and using home cardiorespiratory polygraphy and questionnaires to monitor sleep apnoea and behaviour in infants and young children Down syndrome.
Medical technologist role involved setting up and overseeing child polysomnography studies, clinics with patients and parents, analysing and clinical reporting on actigraphy and pulse oximetry studies.