Delwyn is a clinical Associate Professor & Health Psychologist at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research. She holds a PhD from the University of Sydney and Clinical School of Medicine.
Clinically Delwyn set up group and individual education programmes for insomnia at RPAH and at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research at Glebe. She was a CI on an NHMRC grant to improve adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with a cognitive behavioural therapy intervention (CBT). She was a co-investigator on a pilot study for a CBT intervention in adolescents with insomnia. She is currently working on a sleep intervention with new mothers to improve sleep and reduce the risk of postnatal depression (BUPA grant); and has some seed funding from CIRUS to train registered nurses to run behavioural therapy for individuals with insomnia in rural NSW. She is also an AI on number of grants in relation to psychological interventions relating to sleep and circadian rhythm. She supervises PhD students and Psychology interns for registration.
She has been involved in Australasian Sleep Association for many years and in many different roles as Honorary Secretary, Chair of the Membership Committee 2004-2009); Chair of the Insomnia Special Interest Group (2002-2006); on the Education Committee and is currently on the Behavioural Sleep Medicine and the GP committees. She is involved in talking to community groups and the media about valuing sleep and how to have healthier sleep. She has also been working with the ASA and the Australian Psychological Society with an online sleep education program.
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