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Neoh, M. J. Y., Carollo, A., Lim, M., Dimitriou, D., & Esposito, G. (2023). A Scientometric Review of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity. Applied Sciences, 13 (2), 753. doi:10.3390/app13020753


Jeon, M., Esposito, G., Halstead, E., Haghighatfard, A., Dimitriou, D., & Neoh, M. J. Y. (2023). Cross-country comparison of parental reports and objective measures of sleep patterns of typically developing children and autistic children between the UK and South Korea. Sleep Medicine, 101, 162-177. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2022.10.024


Jawed, A., Lim, M., Harrison, A., Esposito, G., Adusumilli, N., & Dimitriou, D. (2023). Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Eating Disorders in Saudi Arabia: A Thematic Analysis. Behavioral Sciences, 13 (1), 69. doi:10.3390/bs13010069


Lim, M., Kou, R., Esposito, G., Jawed, A., Dimitriou, D., & Mangar, S. A. (2023). Exploring the Relationship between Disordered Sleep and Mood in Male Anorexia Nervosa: An Actigraphy Study. Nutrients, 15 (9), 2176. doi:10.3390/nu15092176


Horsnell, J., Mangar, S., Dimitriou, D., & Halstead, E. J. (2023). Parental Experiences of Melatonin Administration to Manage Sleep Disturbances in Autistic Children and Adolescent in the UK. Healthcare, 11 (12), 1780. doi:10.3390/healthcare11121780


Hayton, J., Azhari, A., Esposito, G., Iles, R., Chadiarakos, M., Gabrieli, G., . . . Mangar, S. (2023). Short Report: Lack of Diurnal Variation in Salivary Cortisol Is Linked to Sleep Disturbances and Heightened Anxiety in Adolescents with Williams Syndrome. Behavioural Sciences, 13 (3). doi:10.3390/bs13030220


Walker, E. J., Kirkham, F. J., Stotesbury, H., Dimitriou, D., & Hood, A. M. (2023). Tele-neuropsychological Assessment of Children and Young People: A Systematic Review. Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology. doi:10.1007/s40817-023-00144-6


Mangar, S., Abbadasari, M., Carollo, A., Esposito, G., Ahmed, H., Shah, T., & Dimitriou, D. (2023). Understanding Sleep Disturbances in Prostate Cancer—A Scientometric Analysis of Sleep Assessment, Aetiology, and Its Impact on Quality of Life. Cancers, 15 (13), 3485. doi:10.3390/cancers15133485


Bin Eid, W., Lim, M., Halstead, E., Esposito, G., & Dimitriou, D. (2022). A cross-cultural comparison of sleep patterns between typically developing children and children with ASD living in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 128, 104290. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2022.104290


Bin Eid, W., Lim, M., Gabrieli, G., Kölbel, M., Halstead, E., Esposito, G., & Dimitriou, D. (2022). Alterations in Cortisol Profiles among Mothers of Children with ASD Related to Poor Child Sleep Quality. Healthcare, 10 (4), 666. doi:10.3390/healthcare10040666


Carollo, A., Chai, W., Halstead, E., Dimitriou, D., & Esposito, G. (2022). An Exploratory Analysis of the Effect of Demographic Features on Sleeping Patterns and Academic Stress in Adolescents in China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (12), 7032. doi:10.3390/ijerph19127032


Bin Eid, W., Lieu, A. A., Neoh, M. J. Y., Al-Zoubi, S. M., Esposito, G., & Dimitriou, D. (2022). Characteristics of Sleep Patterns in Adolescents: Comparisons between Saudi Arabia and the UK. Healthcare, 10 (8), 1378. doi:10.3390/healthcare10081378


Jacob, M., Stotesbury, H., Kija, E., Saunders, D., Mtei, R. J., Tutuba, H., . . . Makani, J. (2022). Effect of age, cerebral infarcts, vasculopathy and haemoglobin on cognitive function, in Tanzanian children with sickle cell anaemia. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 37, 105-113. doi:10.1016/j.ejpn.2022.01.010


Mondal, S., Edwards, S., Wibowo, E., Ahmed, H., Wassersug, R. J., Ellis, J., . . . Mangar, S. (2022). Evaluating Patterns and Factors Related to Sleep Disturbances in Prostate Cancer Patients. Healthcare, 10 (5), 832. doi:10.3390/healthcare10050832

Zambelli, Z., Jakobsson, C. E., Threadgold, L., Fidalgo, A. R., Halstead, E. J., & Dimitriou, D. (2022). Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of a sleep wearable headband among a community sample of chronic pain individuals: An at-home observational study. Digital Health, 8, 205520762210975. doi:10.1177/20552076221097504


Kölbel, M., Kirkham, F. J., Iles, R. K., Stotesbury, H., Halstead, E., Brenchley, C., . . . Dimitriou, D. (2022). Exploring the relationship of sleep, cognition, and cortisol in sickle cell disease. Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology, 10, 100128. doi:10.1016/j.cpnec.2022.100128


Chua, B., Neoh, M., Jeon, M., Joyce, A., Iandolo, G., Hayton, J., . . . Dimitriou, D. (2022). Impact of sleep on attention in primary school-aged autistic children: Exploratory cross-cultural comparison between Singapore and UK children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 128, 104271. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2022.104271

Neoh, M. J. Y., Airoldi, L., Arshad, Z., Bin Eid, W., Esposito, G., & Dimitriou, D. (2022). Mental Health of Mothers of Children with Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Pakistan. Behavioral Sciences, 12 (6), 161. doi:10.3390/bs12060161


Lim, M., Carollo, A., Dimitriou, D., & Esposito, G. (2022). Recent Developments in Autism Genetic Research: A Scientometric Review from 2018 to 2022. Genes, 13 (9), 1646. doi:10.3390/genes13091646


Shaw, A., Truc, N. T. D., Harrison, L., Marczak, M., Dimitriou, D., & Joyce, A. (2022). Sleep and Cognition in People with Autism Spectrum Condition: A Systematic Literature Review. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 9 (3), 416-426. doi:10.1007/s40489-021-00266-7


Azhari, A., Toms, Z., Pavlopoulou, G., Esposito, G., & Dimitriou, D. (2022). Social media use in female adolescents: Associations with anxiety, loneliness, and sleep disturbances. Acta Psychologica. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2022.103706

Zambelli, Z., Halstead, E. J., Iles, R., Fidalgo, A. R., & Dimitriou, D. (2022). The 2021 NICE guidelines for assessment and management of chronic pain: A cross-sectional study mapping against a sample of 1,000* in the community. British Journal of Pain. doi:10.1177/20494637221083837



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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