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Centre for Family Research


Sleep is an inherently complex developmental process that underpins all waking behaviour. Sleep disorders are more common in children with neurodevelopmental conditions than in the general population, and yet current measurement limitations preclude detailed assessment of sleep in these groups. In this talk I will present work that we have conducted in Smith-Magenis and Angelman syndromes where sleep difficulties are endemic. Using these genetically determined neurodevelopmental syndromes as exemplars, we demonstrate the scientific and clinical utility of subjective, objective and novel remote technologies to describe the complexity of sleep and to isolate intervention targets to improve sleep.

For access to the Zoom link for this seminar, please email Kate Shaw on


Tuesday, 15 December, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00