Researcher Biography

Elahe is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Social Science Research. Elahe was a professional Canoeist and Iran National Canoe and Kayak team member. She won a silver medal in the 14th Senior Asian Canoe Sprint Championships & the London 2012 Olympic Qualification. Elahe got a Full Elite Athlete Scholarship for her bachelor’s degree in the major of Physical Education and Sport Sciences.

She also won an international PhD scholarship from The University of Queensland.

PhD Topic:

Exploring the role of digital technology in the interplay between children’s sleep, circadian rhythms, and physical activity.


  • Professor Simon Smith (Principal)
  • Dr Shannon Edmed (Associate)
  • Dr Cassandra Pattinson (Associate)

Research Interests:

  • Sleep
  • Digital child
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Human movement
  • Fatigue