Researcher Biography

Emily is a PhD Candidate and Research Assistant in the Child Development, Education and Care Group (Thorpe) at the Institute for Social Sciences Research. After completing a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (hons), she has now embarked on a PhD in Social Sciences. Her PhD covers the significance of light in childhood health and behaviour.

Coming from a psychological background, Emily also works within the Thorpe group as an RA assisting with study design, ethics applications, data collection, and research within various projects.


PhD Topic:

How do everyday lighting environments affect the health and behaviours of children?


  • Dr Sally Staton
  • Professor Simon Smith
  • Dr Dwayne Mann
  • Dr Alicia Allan

Research Interests:

  • environmental and experience measurement,
  • sleep, sleep environments, sleep development,
  • measure evaluation, qualitative and quantitative methods, physiological measures,
  • family dynamics,
  • technology use, technology in homes.