Exploring the link between child‘s sleep problems and paternal mental health outcomes.

University of Glasgow

Past award

Student: Veronika Zouharova : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2016

While a considerable amount of research has been conducted investigating the relationship between child’s poor sleep and maternal mental health and general well-being (Lam, Hiscock & Wake, 2003 and others), studies exploring this link in fathers are scarce. With fathers being increasingly involved in daytime and night-time caregiving activities (Coleman & Garfield, 2004), gaining better knowledge of the association between child sleep problems and paternal mental health is crucial. The proposed study seeks to address this gap, specifically by investigating the association between sleep problems in the child and paternal stress, anxiety and depression.

Research area: Other conditions


Dr Maria Gardani
Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology