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Prof Jason Ellis


Department: Psychology

Jason Ellis Staffprofile Northumbriauniversity255Jason Ellis is Professor in Psychology at Northumbria University and Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research. He has sat on various committees including the British Psychological Society – Division of Health Psychology, the Teaching and Educational Advisory Committee for the Sleep Research Society (based in the USA) and the Division of Health Psychology Scotland.

Jason has presented his research at numerous conferences and invited talks in the UK, Europe, the United States and Canada (including the University of California – San Diego C.A., Harvard Medical School M.A., and the University of Laval, Quebec), and the rest of the world.

Additionally he has consulted for Transport for London, Wall to Wall Media, Cussons Pearl, and UCB Pharma. He is also actively involved in both public and professional engagement activities, speaking at the British Science Festival, TEDx Conference, and the National Science Learning Centre.


Psychology PhD June 30 2004

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A two-phase cohort study of the sleep phenotype within primary Sjögren’s syndrome and its clinical correlates, Lewis, I., Hackett, K., Ng, W., Ellis, J., Newton, J. 31 Jan 2019, In: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and Acute Insomnia, Ellis, J. 1 Jun 2019, In: Sleep Medicine Clinics
  • Disassembling insomnia symptoms and their associations with depressive symptoms in a community sample, Ji, X., Bastien, C., Ellis, J., Hale, L., Grandner, M. 1 Aug 2019, In: Sleep Health
  • Driving After Drinking Alcohol Associated with Insufficient Sleep and Insomnia among Student Athletes and Non-Athletes, Bastien, C., Ellis, J., Athey, A., Chakravorty, S., Robbins, R., Knowlden, A., Charest, J., Grandner, M. 20 Feb 2019, In: Brain Sciences
  • Examination of sleep health dimensions and their associations with perceived stress and health in a UK sample, Allen, S., Akram, U., Ellis, J. 23 Feb 2019, In: Journal of Public Health
  • Managing Acute Insomnia in Prison, Randall, C., Nowakowski, S., Ellis, J. 2 Nov 2019
  • Sleep and Nutrition Interactions, Doherty, R., Madigan, S., Warrington, G., Ellis, J. 11 Apr 2019, In: Nutrients
  • The key role of insomnia and sleep loss in the dysregulation of multiple systems involved in mood disorders, Palagini, L., Bastien, C., Marazziti, D., Ellis, J., Riemann, D. 10 Apr 2019, In: Journal of Sleep Research
  • Anticipated next-day demand affects the magnitude of the cortisol awakening response, but not subjective or objective sleep, Elder, G., Barclay, N., Wetherell, M., Ellis, J. Feb 2018, In: Journal of Sleep Research
  • Exploration of potential objective and subjective daily indicators of sleep health in normal sleepers, Allen, S., Elder, G., Longstaff, L., Gotts, Z., Sharman, R., Akram, U., Ellis, J. 27 Sep 2018, In: Nature and Science of Sleep

PGR Supervision

  • Tracy Rogers Start: 01/10/2018
  • Rónán Doherty Start: 01/10/2016
  • Paul Isaacs Start: 22/07/2016


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