Prof Sara Arber

Sara has been pioneering empirical research on the sociology of sleep since 2001. Sara was Principal Investigator on the EU funded 'Women and sleep' project, the ESRC funded 'couples' sleep project', the EU Marie Curie training project and the Cross Council funded sleep in later life SomnIA, project.

Dr Ingrid Eyers

Dr Ingrid Eyers is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Sociology Department and a specialist in research on care of older people. She has undertaken multi-method research on sleep in care homes as part of the SomnIA, project.

Dr Robert Meadows

Rob has been involved in sleep research since 1999. He has particular interests in 'negotiating' sleep, and has published widely on the sociological aspects of couples' sleep. He was co-investigator on the couples sleep project and a senior researcher on the SomnIA project. Rob was a member of the British Sleep Society Executive Committee (2008-2011); having served a previous term between 2003 - 2006. Rob was also Newsletter editor for the British Sleep Society between 2008 and 2011. 

Dr Susan Venn

Sue was a researcher on the ESRC funded project "Negotiation Sleep: Gender, Age and Social Relationships among Couples" (2003-2006) and a researcher on the four year ESRC funded SomnIA, project. Her work on sociological aspects of sleep has been published widely - and includes papers on snoring, sleep disruption and children's sleep

Current PhD students and Researchers

  • Jessica Underhill
  • Lorraine Locke


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