Sleep and Development Lab

Research group leader


  • Andjela Markovic, MSc

Research focuses

  • Childhood and adolescent development
  • Sleep
  • Brain development
  • Genetics (Twin Studies)
  • Psychiatry


  • Sleep and waking EEG
  • MRI and fMRI
  • MRS
  • Cognitive Function
  • Actigraphy

Short description

Our team examines the role of sleep in childhood and adolescent development. Adolescence is a critical period in development, characterised by rapid biological, cognitive, emotional and social changes. Interacting with these processes, is sleep, which is also in flux during this period.  We use a multimodal approach to understand how sleep supports cognitive, emotional, and brain development in health and disease.