Dr Leanne Fleming



Personal statement

I joined the School of Psychological Sciences and Health at the University of Strathclyde in 2016, where I established the Centre for Sleep Health. Our mission is to offer evidence-based research, teaching and training to improve the nation’s sleep.


Has expertise in:

    Aetiology of insomnia

    Cognitive behavioural interventions for insomnia

    Relationship between sleep and health

    Psychological aspects of cancer


Evaluating the feasibility of delivering a sleep education programme in Secondary Schools
McCrory Stephanie, Crawford Megan, Fleming Leanne
Health Education Journal, pp. 1-14 (2023)
Sleep reactivity predicts insomnia in patients diagnosed with breast cancer
Rehman Aliyah, Drake Christopher L, Shiramizu Victor, Fleming Leanne
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine Vol 18, pp. 2597-2604 (2022)
The impact of medication side effects on adherence and persistence to hormone therapy in breast cancer survivors : a quantitative systematic review
Fleming Leanne, Agnew Sommer, Peddie Nicola, Crawford Megan, Dixon Diane, MacPherson Iain
The Breast Vol 64, pp. 63-84 (2022)
Breast cancer survivors' lived experience of adjuvant hormone therapy : a thematic analysis of medication side effects and their impact on adherence
Ibrar Maryam, Peddie Nicola, Agnew Sommer, Diserholt Amanda, Fleming Leanne
Frontiers in Psychology Vol 13 (2022)
Sharing positive behavior change made during COVID-19 lockdown : a mixed-methods co-production study
Williams Lynn, MacDonald Bradley, Rollins Lesley-Anne, Janssen Xanne, Fleming Leanne, Grealy Madeleine, Kirk Alison, Young David, Flowers Paul
Health Psychology Vol 40, pp. 655-665 (2021)
The impact of medication side effects on adherence and persistence to hormone therapy in breast cancer survivors : a qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis
Peddie Nicola, Agnew Sommer, Crawford Megan, Dixon Diane, MacPherson Iain, Fleming Leanne
The Breast Vol 58, pp. 147-159 (2021)

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I am class lead for Introduction to Sleep Health (C8474) and dissertation lead for the MSc in Clinical Health Psychology

Research interests

My research interests are in the aetiology, maintenance and management of insomnia disorder and the interaction between sleep and mental/physical health (particularly cancer populations). I have developed, delivered, and evaluated CBT-based behaviour change interventions for insomnia that have had significant impact across a range of diverse populations. 

Professional activities

Developing and applying skills in psychological science across health, social care and industry
CPD in PSH: Developing and applying skills in psychological science across health, social care and industry

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Digital Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia in Chronic Migraines: Feasibility of a Randomised Controlled Trial
Crawford, Megan (Principal Investigator) Fleming, Leanne (Co-investigator)
22-Jan-2021 - 21-Jan-2024
Strathclyde COVID-19 Research Portfolio: Novel testing, digital health support and third sector collaboration for impact on social care
Bedford, Tim (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Dunlop, Mark (Co-investigator) Egan, Kieren (Co-investigator) Fleming, Leanne (Co-investigator) Flowers, Paul (Co-investigator) Grealy, Madeleine (Co-investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator) Hunter, Iain (Co-investigator) Janssen, Xanne (Co-investigator) Kirk, Alison (Co-investigator) Knifton, Lee (Co-investigator) Lenhart, Otto (Co-investigator) Maguire, Roma (Co-investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator) Quinn, Neil (Co-investigator) Scott, Fraser (Co-investigator) Suckling, Colin (Co-investigator) Ward, Andrew (Co-investigator) Williams, Lynn (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2021
Protecting population physical & mental health during the coronavirus pandemic: A representative national weekly survey to understand changes
Fleming, Leanne (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
Non-adherence to hormonal therapy in breast cancer survivors: systematic review and qualitative analysis of the role of sleep disturbance
Fleming, Leanne (Principal Investigator) Crawford, Megan (Co-investigator) Dixon, Diane (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2020
Improving sleep of adolescents- The Strathclyde Sleep for ScHools (SSSH) project
Crawford, Megan (Principal Investigator) Boyle, Jim (Co-investigator) Fleming, Leanne (Co-investigator)
17-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021

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