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Dr. Penny Corkum (Professor and Psychologist, Dalhousie University) and Mya Dockrill (Incoming PhD student in Clinical Psychology, Dalhousie University) will provide an overview of the importance of sleep for children and families, and the impact sleep problems have on the family (especially the child and mothers). They will also identify how sleep problems are more prevalent for children and parents facing EDI factors and/or health disparities.

The speakers will discuss their experiences taking a user-centered design approach in developing digital interventions for children with sleep difficulties, including the Better Nights, Better Days (BNBD) eHealth program. As part of a new CIHR Team Grant: Sleep Research Consortium, Dr. Corkum will be expanding the current suite of digital interventions to address sleep health needs across the lifespan and to add in an EDI lens to each program (both children and adults). The speakers will reflect on how an EDI lens could be applied in their sleep health programs for children and adults.

  • Dr. Penny Corkum is a Professor and Registered Psychologist in the Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Psychiatry at Dalhousie University. She is on Scientific Staff at IWK Health Centre. Dr. Corkum conducts clinical research in the areas of neurodevelopmental disorders (particularly ADHD) and pediatric sleep. Over the last decade, Dr. Corkum has been leading the development, evaluation, and sustainability of eHealth, eLearning, and App programs to support sleep health in children. She is the principal investigator for the Better Nights, Better Days pan-Canadian team.
  • Mya Dockrill (BSc) is an incoming Clinical Psychology PhD student at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and a current DIVERT Mental Health Fellow. Mya will be working under the supervision of Dr. Penny Corkum (Professor and Psychologist, Dalhousie University; DIVERT Co-Investigator), and her PhD research will be focused on EDI factors and/or health disparities that impact the uptake and adherence of digital mental health interventions (specifically sleep focused interventions).

Event Details

  • Date March 6, 2023
  • Start Time 12:00
  • End Time 13:00
  • Location Online Event
All times are EST/EDT (Toronto).