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Meet the team

ADHD charities, children’s sleep doctors, child psychiatrists, general practitioners, psychologists, sleep and ADHD researchers, patient and public involvement leads, economists, clinical trial experts, and statisticians have all come together to improve the support for parents and carers of children with ADHD.

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Cathy Hill

Co-lead

Cathy is a Professor in Sleep Medicine at the University of Southampton and a children’s sleep doctor. She has led several large studies on children’s sleep and leads on national professional teaching courses about child’s sleep problems.

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Heather Parsons
Public and patient involvement and charity representatives

Heather is the Public and Patient Involvement

co-lead for DISCA. 

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Elizabeth Dixon

 

Elizabeth is a Senior Trial Manager at the of Southampton Clinical Trials Unit. She will be helping to manage the trial to test the digital sleep guide.

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Paul Lee

 

Paul Lee is an Associate Professor in Medical Statistics at the University of Southampton. He is leading the statistical analysis for the trial of the digital sleep guide.

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Katya Rubia

 

Katya is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at King’s College London. She will be leading on the work to modify a set of cognitive tasks (e.g. memory, attention tests) so they are appropriate for the children in the research.

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Debra Skene

 

Debra is a Professor and Section Lead of Chronobiology at the University of Surrey. She will help us to develop the digital sleep guide for parents and help us to assess sleep and light exposure patterns in children with ADHD.

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Samuele Cortese

Co-lead

Samuele is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Southampton and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. He has led several large studies to inform the evidence-based management of children with ADHD.

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Kelly Cheung
Public and patient involvement and charity representatives

Kelly is the Public and Patient Involvement

co-lead for DISCA. 

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Hazel Everitt

 

Hazel is a GP and Professor of Primary Care Research at the University of Southampton. She has run many large clinical trials in Primary Care on a range of conditions. She has a research interest in improving sleep management and in getting research evidence into clinical practice to improve patient care.

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Joanne Lord

 

Joanne is a Professor of Health Economics at the University of Southampton. She will be leading the cost-effectiveness (value for money) analysis for the digital sleep guide. 

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Paramala Janardhanan Santosh
 

Paramala is a Professor at King’s College London. He will be overseeing the delivery of the trial to test the digital sleep guide in London.

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Lucy Smith

 

Lucy is a Research Fellow at the Nottingham Trent University. She will be developing the sleep problem questionnaire and educational sleep guide for health professionals.

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Kate Greenwell

Academic programme manager

Kate is a Health psychologist and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southampton. She has expertise in developing and testing digital health programmes. Kate is the DISCA academic programme manager and is overseeing the development of the digital sleep guide for parents.

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Andrew Cook

 

Andrew is the Associate Director of Southampton Clinical Trials Unit. He is an expert in the trial methods that we will be using to test the digital sleep guide for parents/carers.

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Samantha Hornsey

 

Samantha is a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton. Her research focuses on children’s sleep problems. She will be developing the digital sleep guide and carrying out the review to find out what helps sleep problems in children.

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Jennifer Martin

 

Jennifer Martin is a Senior Programme Manager at NIHR MindTech. She is an expert in developing and testing digital health programmes.

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Aditya Sharma

 

Aditya is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Psychiatrist at the Newcastle University. He will be overseeing the delivery of the trial to test the digital sleep guide in Newcastle.

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Andrea Bilbow
Public and patient involvement and charity representatives

Andrea is the founder and CEO of ADDISS, a national ADHD charity.

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David Daley

 

David is a Professor of Psychological Intervention and Knowledge Exchange and Head of Applied Psychological Practice at Nottingham Trent University. David will be leading the development of the sleep problem questionnaire and the educational sleep guide for health professionals.

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Gwen Isaacs

 

Gwen is the DISCA administrator at the University of Southampton.

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Ingrid Muller

 

Ingrid is a Health Psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Southampton. Her research focuses on developing and testing better ways to help people manage their own health conditions. She will be leading the development of the digital sleep guide.

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Emily Simonoff

 

Emily is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at King’s College London. She has run many large research studies on ADHD in children.

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