• 122 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
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Anna completed a BSc (Hons) in psychology at Coventry University then an MSc in cognitive neuropsychology at University College London. She was awarded her PhD from the Institute of Education, London, in 2013, where she researched sleep problems in children with Down syndrome and Williams syndrome and the effects of sleep on learning and cognition. She's currently a research associate in the Centre for Innovative Research Across the Life-course (CIRAL). Her research involves investigating sleep and associated cognitive abilities in children, including children with neurodevelopmental disorders.


Research Interests

Psychology, sleep, sleep disorders, cognition, attention, memory, cognitive development, neurodevelopmental disorders

Vision Statement

I am interested in the effects of sleep on learning and cognition and what can be done to enhance sleep in order to improve educational attainment for children. I am also interested in cognitive development in children with developmental disorders and whether sleep problems, which are common in these children, could be at least partly responsible for some of the cognitive difficulties that they face.

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Sleep Medicine & Life Sciences
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Medicine & Life Sciences
Learning Medicine & Life Sciences
Oximetry Medicine & Life Sciences
Sleep Apnea Syndromes Medicine & Life Sciences
Preschool Children Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychology Medicine & Life Sciences
Task Performance and Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2018

  • 122 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Home oximetry to screen for obstructive sleep apnoea in Down syndrome

Hill, C. M., Elphick, H. E., Farquhar, M., Gringras, P., Pickering, R. M., Kingshott, R. N., Martin, J., Reynolds, J., Joyce, A., Gavlak, J. C. & Evans, H. 14 May 2018 In : Archives of Disease in Childhood. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Family Health
Open Access
Domestic Animals
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Oculocerebral hypopigmentation syndrome type Preus

Sleep-disordered breathing and cognitive functioning in preschool children with and without Down syndrome

Joyce, A. & Dimitriou, D. 14 Jun 2017 In : Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 61, 8, p. (in press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Preschool Children
Equipment and Supplies
1 Citations

Supernatural Belief Is Not Modulated by Intuitive Thinking Style or Cognitive Inhibition.

Farias, M., van Mulukom, V., Kahane, G., Kreplin, U., Joyce, A., Soares, P., Oviedo, L., Hernu, M., Rokita, K., Savulescu, J. & Möttönen, R. 8 Nov 2017 In : Scientific Reports. 7, 15100

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
13 Citations

Prevalence and predictors of obstructive sleep apnea in young children with Down syndrome

Hill, C. M., Evans, H., Elphick, H., Farquhar, M., Pickering, R. M., Kingshott, R., Martin, J., Reynolds, J., Joyce, A., Rush, C., Gavlak, J. & Gringras, P. 22 Oct 2016 In : Sleep Medicine. (in press)

Research output: ResearchArticle

Open Access
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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