Presentations & Research

Presentations & Seminars


Delwyn and Liora are available to give talks about maternal and baby sleep from new and previous research.  These presentations can be tailored towards a wide variety of groups from expectant parents to parents, doctors, nurses, midwives and mental health professionals. They have experience in speaking at conferences, symposiums, and private functions.  

Current Research


As researchers, we have been involved in a number of studies over many years. Below are our current projects as well as a selection of favourite papers.


Current Studies

  • A Behavioural Therapy (BT) Sleep Intervention with Cognitive Components to Treat Insomnia in Rural NSW involving Practice Nurses: A Pilot Study

  • Increasing adherence to Obstructive Sleep Apnea treatment with a health coaching intervention.

  • The effect of melatonin on sleep onset time, sleep efficiency in the first third of the sleep episode, and sleep-related daytime impairments in people with delayed sleep phase disorder: a randomised controlled trial

  • Sleep Restriction Therapy (SRT) for chronic insomnia disorder: physiological, cognitive & objective sleep alterations after six weeks of therapy intervention - a pilot study

  • An Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) study of the brain in insomnia disorder

  • Profiling of Insomnia disorder in a sample of 100 participants

  • Bartlett DJ, Paisley L, Desai A. Diagnosis and Treatment of Insomnia. Medicine Today. 2006; Aug 7(8): 14-18,20-1

  • Desai AV, Wilsmore B, Bartlett DJ et al., The utility of the AusEd driving simulator in the clinical assessment of driver fatigue. Behav Res Methods. 2007, 39(3): 673-681



  • Kempler, Bartlett, Miller & Sharpe. Do psychosocial sleep interventions improve infant sleep or maternal mood in the postnatal period? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Sleep Medicine Reviews (2015)

  • Gamble A, D’Rozario A, Bartlett DJ, Williams S, Bin YS, Grunstein RR, Marshall NS. Adolescent Sleep Patterns and Night-Time Technology Use: Results of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Big Sleep Survey. PLoS ONE 9(11): e111700. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.011170

  •  Cheung, Saini, Bartlett, Armour. Treating Insomnia: A review of Patient Perceptions towards Treatment.  Behavorial Sleep Medicine.  August 2014 (in press)

  • Bartlett. Managing Insomnia: What we’ve learn’t in the last 10 years.  Cover Feature. In Psych, Australian Psychological Society; April 2014; 10-13

  • Bartlett; Wong; Richards, Moy, Espie, Cistulli, Grunstein.  Increasing Adherence to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) treatment with a Group Social Cognitive Therapy (SCT) treatment intervention: a randomised trial. Sleep, 2013; 36 (11):1647-1654.

  • Bartlett, Biggs and Armstrong. Circadian rhythm disorders among adolescents: assessment and treatment options. Med J Aust 2013; 199 (8): 16-20. Supplement doi: 10.5694/mja13.10912

  • Kempler, L., Sharpe, L & Bartlett, D. Sleep education during pregnancy for new mothers. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12: 155.

  • Cheung, Bartlett, Armour & Saini. The Insomnia Patient Perspective, a narrative review. Behav Sleep Med., 2012; DOI: 10.1080/15402002.2012.694382

  • Kempler, L. & Richmond, J. Effect of sleep on gross motor memory. Memory. 2012. 20(8), 907

  • Bartlett, DJ  & Chang CL.  Managing Insomnia & Mood in General Practice; Medicine Today. 2011

  • Kippist C, Wong K, Bartlett D, Saini B.  "How do pharmacists respond to complaints of acute insomnia? A simulated patient study.", Pharmacy World & Science, Accepted for publication, Oct 10, 2010

  • Rimmer, Downie, Bartlett, Gralton, Salome. Sleep disturbance in persistent allergic rhinitis measured using actigraphy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009; 103:190-194

  • Bartlett DJ, Marshall NS, Williams A, Grunstein RR. Predictors of primary medical care consultations for sleep disorders. Sleep Med 2008; 9:857-864

  • Richards D, Bartlett DJ, Wong K, Malouff J, Grunstein RR. Increased adherence to CPAP with a group cognitive behavioural treatment intervention: A randomized trial. Sleep 2007; 30 (5): 635-640.


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