Declan McLaren

  • PhD Student (School of Psychology & Neuroscience)





School of Psychology & Neuroscience, 62 Hillhead Street, Room 408, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ



Research title: Improving Sleep After Stroke: A Behavioural Intervention

Research Summary


Mr Declan McLaren is a PhD student in the University of Glasgow's School of Psychology and Neuroscience. He completed his BSc(Hons) in Psychology from the University of Stirling in 2017. Following which he attained his MSc in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Strathclyde in 2018. He then spent some time in the NHS, working with people affected by dementia. Before returning to academia to study an MSc in Research Methods of Psychological Science at the University of Glasgow. Where he began his PhD in 2021. 


Research Interests

Mr Declan McLaren's primary research interests involve the role of sleep in neurological disease. Currently he is developing and assessing interventions to treat insomnia following a stroke. Previously he has investigated the cognitive and neural correlates of depression in Alzheimer's disease, and explored the effectivness of explicitlty behavioural interventions for insomnia in Older Age. 


Ongoing projects

A Validation of the Sleep Condition Indicator as a Diagnostic Tool for Insomnia in People with Stroke.