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About us

Dr Leanne Fleming

Leanne Fleming PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS - Director of the Strathclyde Sleep Research Unit

Dr Fleming is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Strathclyde and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. Her expertise is in the aetiology of insomnia and the assessment and treatment of poor sleep using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Her research interests focus largely on the relationship between poor sleep and physical and mental health and on the implementation of CBT sleep management protocols within community and healthcare settings. She has published widely in the area of CBT for insomnia and had secured funding from a range of external organisations. Dr Fleming has worked extensively with the NHS and has consulted for various organisations by applying her research on sleep to ‘real world’ settings.


Dr Aliyah Rehman

Aliyah Rehman PhD, CPsychol - Knowledge Exchange Associate

Dr Rehman completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow, where she focused on the assessment of sleep disturbance in people diagnosed with psychosis. She has a particular interest in the relationship between sleep disturbance and paranoia in clinical and non-clinical populations. Dr Rehman is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBTi) and is interested in the implementation of sleep management protocols across the education, health and industry sectors.


Dr Megan Crawford

Megan Crawford PhD - Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Megan Crawford is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Strathclyde. Her research focuses on optimising non-pharmacological treatment approaches for insomnia such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Improving patient adherence, treatment generalisability and treatment availability are the cornerstones of this research. She has a particular interest in the applicability and efficacy of CBT for insomnia when it occurs in the context of medical conditions including sleep apnoea, chronic migraines and stroke.