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Recent Publications


Halstead, E. J., Jones, A., Esposito, G., & Dimitriou, D. (2021). The Moderating Role of Parental Sleep Knowledge on Children with Developmental Disabilities and Their Parents’ Sleep. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (2), 746. doi:10.3390/ijerph18020746

Jeon, M., Dimitriou, D., & Halstead, E. J. (2021). A systematic review on cross-cultural comparative studies of sleep in young populations: The roles of cultural factors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (4), 1-45. doi:10.3390/ijerph18042005

Zambelli, Z., Fidalgo, A. R., Halstead, E. J., & Dimitriou, D. (2021). Acute impact of a national lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic on wellbeing outcomes among individuals with chronic pain. Journal of Health Psychology, 1359105321995962.

Lois Mosquera, M., Mandy, W., Pavlopoulou, G., & Dimitriou, D. (2021). Autistic adults’ personal experiences of navigating a social world prior to and during Covid-19 lockdown in Spain. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 117, 104057. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2021.104057

Hayton, J., Marshall, J., & Dimitriou, D. (2021). Lights Out: Examining Sleep in Children with Vision Impairment. Brain Sciences, 11 (4). doi:10.3390/brainsci11040421

Dimitriou, D., & Halstead, E. (2021). Sleep-Related Learning in Williams Syndrome and Down’s Syndrome. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relation between Sleep and Learning in Early Development, Volume 60. Academic Press.

Halstead, E., Sullivan, E., Zambelli, Z., Ellis, J. G., & Dimitriou, D. (2021). The treatment of sleep problems in autistic adults in the United Kingdom. Autism, 13623613211007226.

Halstead, E. J., Joyce, A., Sullivan, E., Tywyn, C., Davies, K., Jones, A., & Dimitriou, D. (2021). Sleep disturbances and patterns in children with neurodevelopmental conditions. Frontiers in pediatrics, 9, 91.

Mughal, R., Wong, S. S., Dimitriou, D., & Halstead, E. (2021). Nightmares in Children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Their Typically Developing Peers. Clocks & Sleep, 3(3), 465-481.

Mughal, R., Thomson, L.J., Daykin, N. & Chatterjee, H.J. (2021) Rapid evidence review of community engagement in the UK During the COVID-19 pandemic: How can community assets redress health inequities? BMC Public Health, Preprint.

Halstead, E., Sullivan, E., Zambelli, Z., Ellis, J. G., & Dimitriou, D. (2021). The treatment of sleep problems in autistic adults in the United Kingdom. Autism, 13623613211007226.

Zambelli, Z., Halstead, E. J., Fidalgo, A. R., & Dimitriou, D. (2021). Good sleep quality improves the relationship between pain and depression among individuals with chronic pain. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 1555.

Alyoubi A, Halstead EJ, Zambelli Z, Dimitriou D (2021). The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Students’ Mental Health and Sleep in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18(17):9344.

Hood AM, Kölbel M, Stotesbury H, Kawadler J, Slee A, Inusa B, Pelidis M, Howard J, Chakravorty S, Height S, Awogbade M, Kirkham FJ and Liossi C (2021) Biopsychosocial Predictors of Quality of Life in Paediatric Patients With Sickle Cell Disease. Front. Psychol. 12:681137. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.681137

Hood AM, Stotesbury H, Murphy J, Kölbel M, Slee A, Springall C, Paradis M, Corral-Frías NS, Reyes-Aguilar A, Cuellar Barboza AB, Noser AE, Gomes S, Mitchell M, Watkins SM, Butsch Kovacic M, Kirkham FJ, Crosby LE. Attitudes About COVID-19 and Health: A Mixed-Methods Smartphone-App and Online Survey Study. JMIR Ment Health. 2021 Jul 28. doi: 10.2196/29963. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34357877.



Blakey, E., Carroll, D., Matthews, D., Cameron, D., Sullivan, E., Ridley, E.,...Pepper, L. (2020). The Role of Executive Functions in Socioeconomic Attainment Gaps: Results from a Randomised Control Trial. Child Development.  

Walker, A., Boaz, A., Gibney, A., Zambelli, Z., & Hurley, M. V. (2020). Scaling-up an evidence-based intervention for osteoarthritis in real-world settings: a pragmatic evaluation using the RE-AIM framework. Implementation Science Communications, 1(1), 1-7.

Kölbel, M., Kirkham, F. J., & Dimitriou, D. (2020). Developmental Profile of Sleep and Its Potential Impact on Daytime Functioning from Childhood to Adulthood in Sickle Cell Anaemia. Brain Sciences, 10 (12), 981. doi:10.3390/brainsci10120981

Mughal, R., Hill, C. M., Joyce, A., & Dimitriou, D. (2020). Sleep and Cognition in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Brain Sciences, 10 (11), 863. doi:10.3390/brainsci10110863

Jawed, A., Harrison, A., & Dimitriou, D. (2020). The Presentation of Eating Disorders in Saudi Arabia. Frontiers in Psychology, 11. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.586706

Jeon, M., Halstead, E. J., & Dimitriou, D. (2020). Cross-cultural comparison of sleep patterns of typically developing children and children with autism spectrum disorder in the UK and South Korea. Presented at: 25th Congress of the European-Sleep-Research-Society (ESRS).

Gwilliam, K., Joyce, A., & Dimitriou, D. (2020). Early manifestation of sleep problems in toddlers with Williams Syndrome using a mixed method longitudinal approach. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 104, 103658. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2020.103658

Mughal, R., Joyce, A., Hill, C., & Dimitriou, D. (2020). Sleep disturbance as a predictor of anxiety in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and typically developing children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 101, 103610. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2020.103610

Pavlopoulou, G., & Dimitriou, D. (2020). In their own words, in their own photos: Adolescent females’ siblinghood experiences, needs and perspectives growing up with a preverbal autistic brother or sister. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 97, 103556. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2019.103556

Hayton, J., Wall, K., & Dimitriou, D. (2020). Get your coat: examining the development of independent dressing skills in young children with visual impairment, Down syndrome and typically developing children. doi:10.1080/13603116.2018.1456568


Hayton,J., & Dimitriou,D.(2019).What's in a word? Distinguishing between Habilitation and Re-habilitation. ​Vision Rehabilitation International, 10(1), 1-4.

Pavlopoulou, G., & Dimitriou, D. (2019). ‘I don't live with autism; I live with my sister’. Sisters’ accounts on growing up with their preverbal autistic siblings. Research in developmental disabilities, 88, 1-15.

Knight, F. L. C., & Dimitriou, D. (2019). Poor sleep has negative implications for children with and without ADHD, but in different ways. Behavioral sleep medicine, 17(4), 423-436.

Joyce, A., Hill, C. M., Karmiloff-Smith, A., & Dimitriou, D. (2019). A cross-syndrome comparison of sleep-dependent learning on a cognitive procedural task. American journal on intellectual and developmental disabilities, 124(4), 339-353.

Yau, S., Pickering, R. M., Gringras, P., Elphick, H., Evans, H. J., Farquhar, M., ... & Mindell, J. A. (2019). Sleep in infants and toddlers with Down syndrome compared to typically developing peers: looking beyond snoring. Sleep Medicine.

Joyce, A., Elphick, H., Farquhar, M., Gringras, P., Evans, H., Bucks, R. S., ... & Rush, C. (2019). Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Contributes to Executive Function Impairment in Young Children with Down Syndrome. Behavioral sleep medicine, 1-11.

Hannant, P., Cassidy, S., Renshaw, D., & Joyce, A. (2019). A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised-designed GABA tea study in children diagnosed with autism spectrum conditions: a feasibility study clinical trial registration: ISRCTN 72571312. Nutritional neuroscience, 1-17.

Kingshott, R. N., Gahleitner, F., Elphick, H. E., Gringras, P., Farquhar, M., Pickering, R. M., ... & Evans, H. J. (2019). Cardiorespiratory sleep studies at home: experience in research and clinical cohorts. Archives of disease in childhood, 104(5), 476-481.

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