Researcher biography

Alicia completed her PhD through the QUT Faculty of Health in 2016. Her thesis examined sleep in older adults and people living with dementia in the community, focusing on the contextual influences of partners and light exposure on sleep. Prior to joining ISSR, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Design at QUT, examining the role of light in office building occupant comfort and wellbeing. Alicia is interested in how sleep occurs in context, and how aspects of the physical environment can affect sleep and wellbeing.  Her research has involved a range of populations, including older adults, children, and office workers. She has expertise in the measurement of sleep and circadian health, light exposure and environmental monitoring.