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Dr Bronwyn Sweeney MClinPsych, PhD, BHlthSc(Hons), BHlthSc, CertCEd

Research Officer

Sleep/Wake Research Centre

Professional

Qualifications

  • Master of Clinical Psychology - Massey University (2016)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2015)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) - Massey University (2009)
  • Bachelor of Health Science - Massey University (2007)
  • Certificate in Childbirth Education - Aoraki Polytechnic (1998)

Research Outputs

Journal

Signal, TL., Paine, SJ., Sweeney, B., Muller, D., Priston, M., Lee, K., . . . Huthwaite, M. (2017). The prevalence of symptoms of depression and anxiety, and the level of life stress and worry in New Zealand Māori and non-Māori women in late pregnancy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 51(2), 168-176
[Journal article]Authored by: Gander, P., Signal, T., Sweeney, B.
Howe, LD., Signal, TL., Paine, SJ., Sweeney, B., Priston, M., Muller, D., . . . Gander, P. (2015). Self-reported sleep in late pregnancy in relation to birth size and fetal distress: The E Moe, Ma¯ma¯ prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 5(10)
[Journal article]Authored by: Gander, P., Muller, D., Signal, T., Sweeney, B.
Signal, TL., Paine, SJ., Sweeney, B., Priston, M., Muller, D., Smith, A., . . . Gander, P. (2014). Prevalence of abnormal sleep duration and excessive daytime sleepiness in pregnancy and the role of socio-demographic factors: Comparing pregnant women with women in the general population. Sleep Medicine. 15(12), 1477-1483
[Journal article]Authored by: Gander, P., Signal, T., Sweeney, B.
Paine, SJ., Priston, M., Signal, TL., Sweeney, B., & Muller, D. (2013). Developing new approaches for the recruitment and retention of indigenous participants in longitudinal research: lessons from E Moe, Mama: Maternal Sleep and Health in Aotearoa/New Zealand. MAI journal. 2(2), 121-132 Retrieved from http://www.journal.mai.ac.nz/content/developing-new-approaches-recruitment-and-retention-indigenous-participants-longitudinal
[Journal article]Authored by: Muller, D., Signal, T., Sweeney, B.

Thesis

Sweeney, BMJ. (2014). Perinatal sleep and postnatal mood in New Zealand women: An investigation of the relationship and trial of a sleep education intervention. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Sweeney, B.Edited by: Signal, T.

Conference

Sweeney, BMJ., Signal, TL., & Babbage, DR. (2012). Parent Information on Parent and Infant Sleep. Trial of a sleep intervention for first time mothers in early postpartum.. In Sleep Vol. 35 (pp. A417 - A417). , SLEEP 2012 New York, United States of America: Oxford University Press (OUP)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Signal, T., Sweeney, B.
Sweeney, BM., Signal, TL., Paine, S-J., Muller, D., Priston, M., Huthwaite, M., . . . Gander, PH. (2015). Magnitude and chronicity of changes in sleep quantity and quality are associated with postnatal depression. In Journal of Sleep and Sleep Disorders Vol. 38 (pp. A408 - A408). , 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies: Assciation Professional Sleep Societies
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gander, P., Muller, D., Signal, T., Sweeney, B.
Muller, D., Paine, SJ., Signal, TL., Sweeney, BM., Priston, M., Huthwaite, M., . . . Gander, PH. (2015). Population-level, socio-demographic factors associated with infants’ sleep patterns and environments in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In Journal of Sleep and Sleep Disorders Research Vol. 38 (pp. A27 - A27). , SLEEP 2015 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies: Association of Professional Sleep Societies
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gander, P., Muller, D., Signal, T., Sweeney, B.
Signal, TL., Paine, SJ., Sweeney, BM., Muller, D., Priston, M., Smith, AAT., . . . Gander, PH. (2014). Depressive symptoms in late pregnancy are associated with sleep duration, quality, and symptoms of sleep disorders. In Sleep and Biological Rhythms Vol. 12 (pp. 57 - 57). , Sleep DownUnder 2014 ASM, Sleep Frontiers, 26th ASM of Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gander, P., Muller, D., Signal, T., Sweeney, B.
Muller, D., Sweeney, BM., Signal, TL., Paine, SJ., Priston, M., Smith, AAT., . . . Gander, PH. (2014). Changes in sleep across the pre- and peri-natal period for Māori and non-Māori women in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Vol. 12 (pp. 75 - 75). , Sleep DownUnder 2014 ASM, Sleep Frontiers, 26th ASM of Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gander, P., Muller, D., Signal, T., Sweeney, B.
Signal, TL., Paine, SJ., Sweeney, BM., Muller, D., Smith, AA., Priston, M., . . . Gander, PH. (2013). Factors influencing sleep duration and daytime sleepiness in pregnant women compared to women in the general population. In Journal of Sleep & Sleep Disorders Research Vol. Abstract supplement (pp. 329 - 329). , Associated Professional Sleep Societies, 27th Annual Meeting: American Academy of Sleep Medicine
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gander, P., Signal, T., Sweeney, B.
Sweeney, BM., Signal, TL., Paine, SJ., Muller, D., Smith, AA., Priston, M., . . . Huthwaite, M. (2013). Sleep duration in the early postpartum: age and ethnicity make a difference.. In SLEEP Vol. Abstract supplement (pp. 328 - 328). , Associated Professional Sleep Societies, 27th Annual Meeting: American Academy of Sleep Medicine
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gander, P., Signal, T., Sweeney, B.
Sweeney, B., Signal, TL., & Babbage, D. (2012). Poster: Differences in accuracy of self-reported sleep duration between women who receive prenatal sleep education and those who do not. In Sleep and Biological Rhythms Vol. 10 (pp. 59 - 59). , Sleep Down Under 2012: 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association and the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association: Sleep Up Top: John Wiley & Sons and Japanese Society of Sleep Research
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Signal, T., Sweeney, B.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Clare Ladyman - Doctor of Philosophy
    Maternal sleep and mental health in pregnancy, postpartum and early motherhood

Media and Links

Media

  • 24 Dec 2016 - Magazine
    Sleep Dreams
    Contributing expert to article in New Zealand Listener on infant sleep training.
  • 20 Feb 2017 - Radio
    Got insomnia?
    Radio Live interview about insomnia and it's treatment
  • 12 Nov 2016 - Newspaper, Online, Magazine
    The myth of motherhood
    Contributing expert to article in New Zealand Herald on adjusting to motherhood, sleep and depression (Canvas Lifestyle supplement)

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