Researcher Biography

Sylistah is currently working on her PhD within the field of sleep research at the Institute of Social Science Research (ISSR), University of Queensland, Australia. Prior to embarking on her PhD, Sylistah graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours in 2016 from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia. Following her bachelor’s degree, she completed her Master of Science in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom in 2018.

As a current PhD candidate at ISSR, Sylistah hopes to develop high level research skills that will allow her to produce research that would have a strong impact on society, especially on people’s well-being.

PhD topic

Improving Sleep Health in Young Adults


  • Professor Simon Smith (Principal)
  • Dr Kalina Rossa (Associate)
  • Dr Shamsi Shekari Soleimanloo (Associate)
  • Dr Alicia Allan (Associate)
  • Dr Cassandra Pattinson (Associate)