DR Melinda Jackson

DR Melinda Jackson


  • sleep (psychology)



  • My research interests include sleep disturbance and cognitive impairment; understanding the link between sleep and emotion; causes of the emergence of affective disorders in patients with sleep disorders; the impact of shiftwork schedules on sleep and performance; detection of sleepiness during driving


Member of

  • Sleep Health Foundation. Member 2012 -
  • Sleep Research Society (US). Member 2009 -
  • European Sleep Research Society. Member 2008 -
  • Australasian Sleep Association. Member 2001 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Mechanisms of memory and mood impairment associated  with sleep disturbance. National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia, Peter Doherty Fellowship.  (2013 – 2016) 

    Negative memory bias and affect in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. University of Melbourne Early Career Research grant.   (2013)

    Mechanisms underlying the link between sleep disturbance and depression. Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health research grant. (2013 – 2014)   


Education and training

  • PhD, Swinburne University of Technology 2009

Awards and honors

  • NHMRC Fellowship, 2013
  • Helen Bearpark Memorial Travel Scholarship, Australiasian Sleep Association, 2008



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am currently looking to supervise Honours and Masters students in the area of sleep, sleep disorders, memory and mood.