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Dr Emma Sciberras
Emma Sciberras is an Honorary Research Fellow Manager and Team Leader in the Health Services research group at MCRI. She has worked at MCRI for over 15 years and leads a body of research focused on developing new behavioural interventions for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Emma Sciberras is also an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Deakin University. She leads the ADHD research lab and Intervention Streams of the Deakin Child Study Centre and Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development, Deakin University. She is also an honorary research fellow in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne.
Emma has been awarded multiple prixes including:
- Veski Inspiring Women's Fellowship, 2017-18 (1 of 2 awarded state-wide).
- Victorian Tall Poppy Science Award, 2016 (1 of 10 awarded state-wide).
- Australian Psychological Society, Early Career Award, 2015 (1 of 2 awarded nationally).
- J-Eunethydis Prize (1 of 15 awarded worldwide), Istanbul, Turkey, 2014.
Emma has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the area of ADHD with over half as first or senior author. She has attracted $8.3M ($4.3M as CIA) in competitive grants including 7 NHMRC project grants (2 as CIA), 1 ARC Discovery Project, and additional 15 other CIA grants. She currently holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship.
Emma leads to major projects at MCRI:
- Calm Kids study - aims to examine whether treating comorbid anxiety difficulites in children with ADHD leads to improved anxiety and broader functioning (https://www.mcri.edu.au/the-calm-kids-study).
- Children's Attention Project, which is an ADHD specific cohort study aiming to map outcomes for children with ADHD over time and key factors which influence positive or negative outcomes (https://www.mcri.edu.au/research/projects/children's-attention-project).
Major publications in the last 5 years include:
1. Hiscock H, Sciberras E, et al. Impact of a behavioral sleep intervention on ADHD symptoms, child sleep and parent health: A randomized controlled trial. BMJ 2015; 350: h68.
2. Sciberras E, et al. Sustained impact of a sleep intervention and moderators of treatment outcome for children with ADHD: A randomized controlled trial. Psychological Medicine 2019; 1-10.
3. Sciberras E, et al. Anxiety in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Pediatrics 2014; 133: 801-808.
3. Sciberras E, et al. Language problems in children with ADHD: A community-based study. Pediatrics 2014; 133: 793-800.
4. Quach J, … Sciberras E. The bidirectional relationship between child sleep problems and internalizing and externalizing difficulties from preschool to early adolescence. JAMA Pediatrics 2018; 172: e174363.
Please see Research Gate for a full list: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Emma_Sciberras