I research sleep and dreaming, and the possible functions of sleep and of dreaming. Work is conducted in the Swansea University Sleep Laboratory as well as through dream reports collected by participants at home. Notable findings have been the effects of sleep loss on suggestibility, effects of naturalistic motivation on memory consolidation in sleep, the specificity of the dream-lag effect to REM sleep, Sensory Processing Sensitivity and the aetiology of nightmares, and the effects of dream-sharing on insight and empathy.
MA Natural Sciences (Biological), University of Cambridge, 1979-82 (Fitzwilliam College)
PhD Psychology, Brunel University, London, 1985-89
Certificate in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2019-20