Lecture “Nodding Off: Sleep and psychopathology” by Professor Alice Gregory (Psychology Department, Goldsmiths, University of London) on September 11, 2019
International Centre for Research into Human Development invites students, PhD students and faculty members to attend an invited lecture “Nodding Off: Sleep and psychopathology” by Professor Alice Gregory (Psychology Department, Goldsmiths, University of London) on September 11, 2019.
Sleep consumes a third of our lives, but we tend to only think about it when it is proving problematic. During the first half of the lecture background information will be provided about sleep. This will include information about what happens when we nod off, the functions of sleep and how much sleep we need. The second half of the lecture will focus on Professor Gregory’s main research area: the links between sleep and psychopathology. There will be a particular emphasis on the associations between the way we sleep and symptoms of anxiety and depression and the mechanisms underlying these associations.
The open lecture is given within the programme of academic mobility Erasmus+ between Goldsmths, University of London, and Tomsk State University.
Date and venue: September 11, 2019 from 16 35 to 18 10; TSU building 4, room 022.
Biog.: Alice Gregory first developed an interest in sleep research as a BA student of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford after watching a lecturer give a terrific talk on the topic. Following the completion of her degree, she studied in Japan for a year collecting cross-cultural data for her first publication in the field of sleep research. Upon her return she commenced her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry using epidemiological and twin samples to learn more about the associations between sleep disturbances, anxiety and depression concurrently and longitudinally. Alice is now a professor at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has published over 100 papers and chapters, mainly focusing on sleep or associated traits. Her first book: Nodding Off: Sleep from Cradle to Grave was published by Bloomsbury in June 2018 and her second The Sleepy Pebble and Other Stories will be published by Flying Eye books next month.