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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.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 323 Is daytime napping a risk factor for persistent insomnia symptoms?, Pereira, R., Hartescu, I., Morgan, K., Jackson, R., Ellis, J., Morales, K., Perlis, M. 3 May 2021, In: Sleep
  • 774 Insomnia precedes suicidal ideation in a national longitudinal study of sleep continuity (NITES), Tubbs, A., Morales, K., Grandner, M., Ellis, J., Vargas, I., Fernandez, F., Perlis, M. 3 May 2021, In: Sleep
  • A machine learning model for multi-night actigraphic detection of chronic insomnia: development and validation of a pre-screening tool, Kusmakar, S., Karmakar, C., Zhu, Y., Shelyag, S., Drummond, S., Ellis, J., Angelova, M. Jun 2021, In: Royal Society Open Science
  • Eye tracking and attentional bias for depressive internet memes in depression, Akram, U., Ellis, J., Cau, G., Hershaw, F., Rajenthran, A., Lowe, M., Trommelen, C., Drabble, J. 1 Feb 2021, In: Experimental Brain Research
  • Impairments in glycaemic control do not increase linearly with repeated nights of sleep restriction in healthy adults: a randomized controlled trial, Sweeney, E., Peart, D., Ellis, J., Walshe, I. 15 Mar 2021, In: Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Managing Insomnia Using Lucid Dreaming Training: A Pilot Study, Ellis, J., De Koninck, J., Bastien, C. 4 Mar 2021, In: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • The impact of perceived sleep, mood and alcohol use on verbal, physical and sexual assault experiences among student athletes and student non-athletes, Charest, J., Bastien, C., Ellis, J., Killgore, W., Grandner, M. 11 Mar 2021, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • The natural history of insomnia: Does sleep extension differentiate between those that do and do not develop chronic insomnia?, Perlis, M., Morales, K., Vargas, I., Posner, D., Grandner, M., Muench, A., Seewald, M., Gooneratne, N., Kloss, J., Gencarelli, A., Khader, W., Thase, M., Ellis, J. 14 Apr 2021, In: Journal of Sleep Research
  • The Natural History of Insomnia: Predisposing, precipitating, coping and perpetuating factors over the early developmental course of insomnia, Ellis, J., Perlis, M., Espie, C., Grandner, M., Bastien, C., Barclay, N., Altena, E., Gardani, M. 13 Apr 2021, In: Sleep
  • The Sleep and Recovery Practices of Athletes, Doherty, R., Madigan, S., Nevill, A., Warrington, G., Ellis, J. 17 Apr 2021, In: Nutrients

Professional Activity

PGR Supervision

  • Greg Elder Measuring a Sleep/Stress Switch Point Start Date: 01/09/2010 End Date: 22/05/2014
  • Rachel Sharman Emperically Testing the Neurocognitive Model of Insomnia Start Date: 01/09/2010 End Date: 16/10/2014
  • Jane Dawson Visceral and Behavioural Responses to Modern Art: Influence of Expertise, Type of Art and Context Start Date: 18/02/2013 End Date: 27/02/2017
  • Tracy Rogers Differentiating sleepiness from fatigue a multi-method approach Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • Tracy Rogers Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 19/03/2021
  • Rónán Doherty Examining sleep as a moderator in the link between nutritional supplementation and oxidative stress in elite athletes. Start Date: 01/10/2016
  • Paul Isaacs Start Date: 22/07/2016


Psychology PhD June 30 2004

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