Dr Maria Gardani (PhD)

Deputy Director for Research - Research Ethics and Research Integrity


I am a  Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the School of Health in Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. The primary focus of my research is the application of psychological theory and methodology to explore the onset and maintenance of sleep and circadian difficulties across the lifespan and their association with physiological and environmental factors. 






Responsibilities & affiliations

Board of Trustee for Sleep Scotland.


Member of the U21 University Mental Health Group

https://u21health.org › u21-university-mental-health-group

Postgraduate teaching

Coordinator of Viva Examination for the DClinPsy

Research 2 Course Coordinator

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Mr Alexandros Kapatais 

School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh

Mr Declan Mclaren 



Ms Jelena Milicev 



Research summary

My current research interests include: 


-sleep and mental health in undergraduate students and postgraduate researchers: prevention, provision and ways of creating a supportive and inclusive environment.

- insomnia following stroke and traumatic brain injury, including interventions.



Affiliated research centres

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