Psychologist and Insomnia Specialist
Delwyn Bartlett is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Central Clinical School of Medicine at the University of Sydney where she received her PhD in 2002. She is a registered psychologist who has been predominantly working in the area of sleep health and psychology since 1993. She treats patients with sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, and parasomnias as well as depression and anxiety.
Delwyn has been involved in sleep research in Australia since 1993. Some of her recent roles have included a chief investigator examining the efficacy of a CBT intervention to improve the uptake and adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for individuals with obstructive sleep apnea. She was also a chief investigator investigating a CBT insomnia intervention for adolescents with sleeping problems funded by Rotary as well as an associate investigator examining the effectiveness of different doses of melatonin in individuals with delayed sleep phase disorder. Currently she is chief Investigator for a BUPA grant looking at as CBT sleep intervention for first time mothers to reduce the risk of post natal depression.
Delwyn has been responsible for bringing an internationally validated group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme to Sydney via the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She now offers this at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, St Vincent’s Clinic and Hornsby Sleep Disorders Services. She has also made a relaxation and visualisation CD aimed at helping individuals with sleep difficulties. This can be purchased from the Woolcock Institute. Contact us for more information.
Delwyn has a strong involvement in community education. She gives talks to GP’s, Cancer support groups, Arthritis Societies of NSW & Victoria, Cerebral Palsy Foundation of NSW, particularly to help parents manage their child’s sleep, Lifeline; Service for the Rehabilitation of Torture & Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) and other specific groups such as Sleep Disorders Australia where the topics have ranged from healthy sleep, shift work, voluntary sleep deprivation (safe driving), insomnia; nightmares and trauma and other sleep disorders.
In addition to being a psychologist, Delwyn is also a registered nurse and midwife.