Professor Niro Siriwardena from the School of Health and Social Care will lead the next LIH Interdisciplinary Research Development Exchange entitled, ‘Things that go bump in the night’: exploring the problem of tinnitus and sleep

The session includes presentations along with a Q&A. It will take place from 11:45am until 1pm on Wednesday 25th October in JUN0002.

There is a growing interest in sleep research at the University of Lincoln. A number of research centres, groups and experts linked to the LIH from various disciplines have a record of funded studies investigating sleep and insomnia in a variety of conditions. One of the University of Lincoln’s 4* impact case studies from REF2014 was on the topic of insomnia and there is a strong body of existing and future work in this area.

This seminar will bring together researchers with a common interest in sleep to explore interdisciplinary research into insomnia. The seminar will focus on the potential to combine different research approaches to look at how we might improve the management of insomnia linked to tinnitus. The session will include brief presentations but most of the session will involve a facilitated discussion involving all those attending to enable us to explore the problem and how it might be addressed.

Dr Simon Durrant, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, initially trained as a musician (counter-tenor and piano) before developing his expertise in the cognitive neuroscience of sleep. He leads the Sleep and Cognition Laboratory at Lincoln using techniques such as polysomnography, EEG and actigraphy to understand the physiological basis of sleep and its disorders.

Professor Graham Law is a professor in medical statistics and has worked extensively in epidemiology and medical statistics, focusing on sleep and the consequences of good and poor sleep on metabolic and cardiovascular health.

Professor Alina Rodriguez is a professor in psychology and leads the Lincoln Child Development Lab. She combines methods including psychological, epidemiological, and molecular to understand development across the lifespan. She seeks to identify causal risk factors amenable to change that can be translated into public health policy or interventions

The LIH extends a warm welcome to everyone interested in this exciting area.

There is no need to book. For further information email Susan Leigh, Research Administrator, College of Social Science.