The SENSE Study (Sleep and Education: learning New Skills Early)

  • ADAPT Laboratory

    The SENSE Team
    T: (03) 8344 4032
    E: sense-study@unimelb.edu.au
    Location: Psychological Sciences Room 618 Redmond Barry Building The University of Melbourne Parkville, VIC 3010

Project Details

The ADAPT Team at the University of Melbourne is conducting a new research project called The SENSE Study for Years 7-10 students in high schools in the Melbourne Metropolitan Region. The study is exploring a new approach for the prevention of health problems by intervening early with teenagers to help them learn and sleep better through two new early intervention programs:

Sleep Sense Program- designed to teach students how to improve sleep quality, sleep duration, relaxation techniques and general wellbeing.

Study Sense Program- designed to help students improve their time management, memory and study skills, and to promote active engagement with their school work.

The SENSE Study is a valuable opportunity to better understand how sleep, mood and self-regulation (study skills) impacts adolescent wellbeing, mental and cardiovascular health.

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Group

Affective Development and Psychopathology Team



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience, Child Health

School Research Themes

Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology, Cognitive Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences