Emerging Sleep Hero Awards Winner 3rd - Svetlana Maskevich

Svetlana Maskevich is a final year Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) candidate at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health (Monash University, Melbourne). Her PhD focuses on identifying cognitive-behavioural factors contributing to adolescent sleep. In her published work, she validated ambulatory monitors against polysomnography in Huntington’s Disease patients, examined the contribution of pre-sleep arousal and coping to adolescent sleep and investigated sleep planning in adolescents. Between 2017-2021 Svetlana has been a regular presenter at international conferences, such as the Associated Professional Sleep Societies annual meetings SLEEP and the Australasian Sleep Association annual meetings SleepDownUnder. This year during her placement at the Healthy Sleep Clinic Svetlana has also undertaken training in Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Insomnia.