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Dr. Anna Joyce 
MSc, PhD

Sleep, Cognitive Development, Memory, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome

I am interested in the effects of sleep on learning and cognition and what can be done to enhance sleep in order to improve educational attainment for children. I am also interested in cognitive development in children with developmental disorders and whether sleep problems, which are common in these children, could be at least partly responsible for some of the cognitive difficulties that they face.

I have an MSc in cognitive neuropsychology from UCL and completed my PhD at the Institute of Education in 2013 on sleep and cognition in children with Down syndrome and Williams syndrome. I am now a lecturer at Regent’s University London where I teach developmental psychology and continue to investigate sleep in typical and atypical development.

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