Catriona Ewart



Research title: Addressing sleep health inequalities and mental health among young people in Scotland

Research Summary


Catriona joined the Complexity in Health Improvement Programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in October 2022 as a PhD student, where she is developing a sleep intervention to improve sleep and mental health among young adolescents. 

Catriona graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh in 2021 and later completed her MSc in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Strathclyde in 2022. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, she worked as a research assistant at London South Bank University on projects relating to chronic illnesses, patient care, and intervention evaluation. 

Most recently, Catriona worked on a project at the University of Strathclyde exploring the delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia in school-based settings to improve adolescent sleep. Since then, Catriona has been involved in a number of short-term research projects at the Strathclyde Sleep Research Unit. 

Research Interests

  • Etiology and management of sleep disturbances
  • Development and evaluation of complex interventions
  • Improving health outcomes
  • Stakeholder involvement