Dr Maria Gardani

  • Lecturer (Psychology)

telephone: 0141 330 3610
email: Maria.Gardani@glasgow.ac.uk

58 Hillhead Street, Rm 413, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

During term times my student hours are Mondays 14.00- 16.00.

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0975-5971

Research interests

I am a lecturer at the School of Psychology interested in sleep and circadian disturbances and more specifically insomnia and the development of insomnia tailored interventions.

Main research interests:

- insomnia following stroke and traumatic brain injury, including interventions

- association of psychological and personality factors with sleep wake disturbances and insomnia and more specifically coping mechanisms and self-esteem.

-sleep and mental health in undergraduate students and postgraduate researchers: prevention, provision and ways of creating a supportive and inclusive environment.

Publications

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Number of items: 37.

2020

Allen, S. F., Gardani, M. , Akram, A., Irvine, K. R. and Akram, U. (2020) Examining the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the Disturbing Dreams and Nightmare Severity Index (DDNSI) consequences sub-component. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, (doi: 10.1080/15402002.2020.1862848) (Early Online Publication)

Akram, U. et al. (2020) Prevalence and psychiatric correlates of suicidal ideation in UK university students. Journal of Affective Disorders, 272, pp. 191-197. (doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.03.185) (PMID:32379615)

Long, E. , Gardani, M. , McCann, M. , Sweeting, H. , Tranmer, M. and Moore, L. (2020) Mental health disorders and adolescent peer relationships. Social Science and Medicine, 253, 112973. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112973) (PMID:32283352) (PMCID:PMC7248572)

Akram, U., Gardani, M. , Riemann, D., Akram, A., Allen, S. F., Lazuras, L. and Johann, A. F. (2020) Dysfunctional sleep-related cognition and anxiety mediate the relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and insomnia symptoms. Cognitive Processing, 21, pp. 141-148. (doi: 10.1007/s10339-019-00937-8) (PMID:31655923) (PMCID:PMC7002331)

Baylan, S. , Griffiths, S., Grant, N., Broomfield, N.M., Evans, J.J. and Gardani, M. (2020) Incidence and prevalence of post-stroke insomnia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 49, 101222. (doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2019.101222) (PMID:31739180)

Akram, U., Gardani, M. , Irvine, K., Allen, S., Ypsilanti, A., Lazuras, L., Drabble, J., Stevenson, J. and Akram, A. (2020) Emotion dysregulation mediates the relationship between nightmares and psychotic experiences: results from a student population. npj Schizophrenia, 6, 15. (doi: 10.1038/s41537-020-0103-y)

2019

Swingler, M., Roy, A. W.N., Rolinska, A., Gardani, M. , Manoli, A., Kokkinidis, G., Kapoor, A., Hasty, W. and Macfarlane, D. (2019) Focus on: Graduate Skills Students' Views on Graduate Skills. Project Report. QAA Scotland, Glasgow.

Swingler, M., Roy, A. W.N., Rolinska, A. and Gardani, M. (2019) QAA Focus On: Graduate Skills - Student Views. Focus On: Graduate Skills - Sharing Practice, Glasgow, UK, 05 Jun 2019.

Akram, U., Gardani, M. , Akram, A. and Allen, S. (2019) Anxiety and depression mediate the relationship between insomnia symptoms and the personality traits of conscientiousness and emotional stability. Heliyon, 5(6), e01939. (doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01939) (PMID:31245649) (PMCID:PMC6581874)

Milicev, J., Biello, S. and Gardani, M. (2019) Exploring the Experiences of Postgraduate Researchers in the UK - A Qualitative Approach. International Conference on the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers, Brighton, UK, 16-17 May 2019.

Milicev, J. , Biello, S. and Gardani, M. (2019) "A Combination of a Hamster Wheel and a Rat Race" - an Exploration of Postgraduate Researchers' Wellbeing. International Conference on the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers, Brighton, UK, 16-17 May 2019.

Sugden, A., Gardani, M. , Loranger, B. and Rea, P. M. (2019) Interactive 3D visualisation of the mammalian circadian system. In: Rea, P. (ed.) Biomedical Visualisation, Volume 3. Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology (1156). Springer Nature, pp. 13-39. ISBN 9783030193843 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-19385-0_2)

2018

Gardani, M. , Bisdounis, L., Zouharova, V. and Hatton, R. (2018) When the Children Don't Sleep: The Impact on Paternal Mental Health. 24th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Basel, Switzerland, 25-28 Sep 2018.

Grant, N. and Gardani, M. (2018) Caring for Those with Brain Injury: Investigating Sleep Disturbances and Fatigue. 24th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Basel, Switzerland, 25-28 Sep 2018.

Zouharova, V. and Gardani, M. (2018) Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of Brief Behavioural Treatment for Insomnia After Brain Injury: A Case Series. 24th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Basel, Switzerland, 25-28 Sep 2018.

Akram, U. et al. (2018) The relationship between insomnia symptoms and the dark triad personality traits. Personality and Individual Differences, 131, pp. 212-215. (doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.05.001)

Akram, U. et al. (2018) The relationship between type D personality and insomnia. Sleep Health, 4(4), pp. 360-363. (doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2018.04.005) (PMID:30031529)

Hatton, R. E.M. and Gardani, M. (2018) Maternal perceptions of advice on sleep in young children: how, what and when. British Journal of Health Psychology, 23(2), pp. 476-495. (doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12300) (PMID:29484796)

2016

Doherty, S.M., Craig, R., Gardani, M. and McMillan, T.M. (2016) Head injury in asylum seekers and refugees referred with psychological trauma. Global Mental Health, 3, e28. (doi: 10.1017/gmh.2016.23)

2015

Gardani, M. , Morfiri, E., Thomson, A., O'Neill, B. and McMillan, T. M. (2015) The authors respond. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(9), pp. 1742-1743. (doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.07.002) (PMID:26319596)

Gardani, M. , Morfiri, E., Thomson, A., O’Neill, B. and McMillan, T. M. (2015) Evaluation of sleep disorders in patients with severe traumatic brain injury during rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(9), 1691-1697.e3. (doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.05.006) (PMID:26003285)

2014

Cassidy, S., Turnbull, S., Gardani, M. and Kirkwood, K. (2014) Attendance at pulmonary rehabilitation classes: an exploration of demographic, physiological and psychological factors that predict completion of treatment. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 11(2), pp. 95-102. (doi: 10.1177/1479972314527469)

Gardani, M. , McMillan, T. and Gibbons, L. (2014) Therapists’ and patients’ experiences and perceptions of sleep difficulties after head injury. Brain Injury, 28(5-6), p. 773. (doi: 10.3109/02699052.2014.892379)

Gardani, M. , Morfiri, E., McMillan, T. , Thomson, A. and O’Niell, B. (2014) Prevelance, types and correlates of sleep problems in head injury patients during the rehabilitation period. Brain Injury, 28(5-6), p. 771. (doi: 10.3109/02699052.2014.892379)

Espie, C. A., Kyle, S. D., Hames, P., Gardani, M. , Fleming, L. and Cape, J. (2014) The Sleep Condition Indicator: a clinical screening tool to evaluate insomnia disorder. BMJ Open, 4(3), e004183. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004183)

O’Neill, B., Gardani, M. , Findlay, G., Whyte, T. and Cullen, T. (2014) Challenging behaviour and sleep cycle disorder following brain injury: a preliminary response to agomelatine treatment. Brain Injury, 28(3), pp. 378-381. (doi: 10.3109/02699052.2013.865264)

2013

Ellis, J. G., Perlis, M. L., Bastien, C. H., Gardani, M. and Espie, C. A. (2013) The natural history of insomnia: acute insomnia and first-onset depression. Sleep, 37(1), pp. 97-106. (doi: 10.5665/sleep.3316)

Espie, C.A., Kyle, S.D., Hames, P., Gardani, M. , Fleming, L. and Cape, J. (2013) The Sleep Condition Indicator (SCI): a practical clinical screening tool to evaluate DSM-5 insomnia disorder. In: Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), Baltimore, MD, 1-5 Jun 2013, A193-A194.

2012

Rogers, Z., Gardani, M. and Biello, S.M. (2012) Reduced sleep quality predicts lower self-esteem. In: 21st Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Paris, France, 4-8 Sep 2012, pp. 149-150. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2869.2012.01044.x)

Gardani, M. , McMillan, T. , Shiels, P. , McGlynn, L. and Stewart, E. (2012) An investigation of biological ageing processes following head injury. In: International Brain Injury Association's Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury, Edinburgh, UK, 21-25 Mar 2012, pp. 309-799. (doi:10.3109/02699052.2012.660091)

2010

Ellis, J., Gardani, M. and Hogh, H. (2010) Priming affects poor sleepers but not normal sleepers on an Insomnia Ambiguity Task. Journal of Sleep Research, 19(1), pp. 27-30. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2009.00792.x)

2009

Gardani, M. , Miller, C., Robertson, D.J., Lall, G.S. and Biello, S.M. (2009) The effects of behavioural induced sleep disruption on circadian parameters in mice. In: Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), Seattle, WA, USA, 6-11 Jun 2009, A56.

2008

Biello, S.M. and Gardani, M. (2008) Sleep deprivation decreases phase-shift responses of circadian rhythms to light in the mouse: a role for histamine? In: 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Glasgow, UK, 9-13 Sep 2008, pp. 240-241. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2869.2008.00690.x)

Ellis, J.G., Gardani, M. and Cropley, M. (2008) Differences in higher cognitive processing between acute and chronic insomniacs. In: 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Glasgow, UK, 9-13 Sep 2008, p. 190. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2869.2008.00690.x)

Vallieres, A., Gardani, M. and Espie, C.A. (2008) Sleep restriction mechanisms in insomnia: preliminary outcomes on treatment efficacy. In: 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Glasgow, UK, 9-13 Sep 2008, p. 35. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2869.2008.00690.x)

Gardani, M. and Biello, S.M. (2008) The effects of photic and nonphotic stimuli in the 5-HT7 receptor knockout mouse. Neuroscience, 152(1), pp. 245-253. (doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2007.10.028)

2005

Gardani, M. , Blance, R.N. and Biello, S.M. (2005) MDMA alters the response of the mammalian circadian clock in hamsters: Effects on re-entrainment and triazolam-induced phase shifts. Brain Research, 1046(1-2), pp. 105-115. (doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2005.03.056)

This list was generated on Fri Apr 16 01:52:31 2021 BST.
Number of items: 37.

Articles

Allen, S. F., Gardani, M. , Akram, A., Irvine, K. R. and Akram, U. (2020) Examining the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the Disturbing Dreams and Nightmare Severity Index (DDNSI) consequences sub-component. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, (doi: 10.1080/15402002.2020.1862848) (Early Online Publication)

Akram, U. et al. (2020) Prevalence and psychiatric correlates of suicidal ideation in UK university students. Journal of Affective Disorders, 272, pp. 191-197. (doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.03.185) (PMID:32379615)

Long, E. , Gardani, M. , McCann, M. , Sweeting, H. , Tranmer, M. and Moore, L. (2020) Mental health disorders and adolescent peer relationships. Social Science and Medicine, 253, 112973. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112973) (PMID:32283352) (PMCID:PMC7248572)

Akram, U., Gardani, M. , Riemann, D., Akram, A., Allen, S. F., Lazuras, L. and Johann, A. F. (2020) Dysfunctional sleep-related cognition and anxiety mediate the relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and insomnia symptoms. Cognitive Processing, 21, pp. 141-148. (doi: 10.1007/s10339-019-00937-8) (PMID:31655923) (PMCID:PMC7002331)

Baylan, S. , Griffiths, S., Grant, N., Broomfield, N.M., Evans, J.J. and Gardani, M. (2020) Incidence and prevalence of post-stroke insomnia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 49, 101222. (doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2019.101222) (PMID:31739180)

Akram, U., Gardani, M. , Irvine, K., Allen, S., Ypsilanti, A., Lazuras, L., Drabble, J., Stevenson, J. and Akram, A. (2020) Emotion dysregulation mediates the relationship between nightmares and psychotic experiences: results from a student population. npj Schizophrenia, 6, 15. (doi: 10.1038/s41537-020-0103-y)

Akram, U., Gardani, M. , Akram, A. and Allen, S. (2019) Anxiety and depression mediate the relationship between insomnia symptoms and the personality traits of conscientiousness and emotional stability. Heliyon, 5(6), e01939. (doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01939) (PMID:31245649) (PMCID:PMC6581874)

Akram, U. et al. (2018) The relationship between insomnia symptoms and the dark triad personality traits. Personality and Individual Differences, 131, pp. 212-215. (doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.05.001)

Akram, U. et al. (2018) The relationship between type D personality and insomnia. Sleep Health, 4(4), pp. 360-363. (doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2018.04.005) (PMID:30031529)

Hatton, R. E.M. and Gardani, M. (2018) Maternal perceptions of advice on sleep in young children: how, what and when. British Journal of Health Psychology, 23(2), pp. 476-495. (doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12300) (PMID:29484796)

Doherty, S.M., Craig, R., Gardani, M. and McMillan, T.M. (2016) Head injury in asylum seekers and refugees referred with psychological trauma. Global Mental Health, 3, e28. (doi: 10.1017/gmh.2016.23)

Gardani, M. , Morfiri, E., Thomson, A., O'Neill, B. and McMillan, T. M. (2015) The authors respond. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(9), pp. 1742-1743. (doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.07.002) (PMID:26319596)

Gardani, M. , Morfiri, E., Thomson, A., O’Neill, B. and McMillan, T. M. (2015) Evaluation of sleep disorders in patients with severe traumatic brain injury during rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(9), 1691-1697.e3. (doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.05.006) (PMID:26003285)

Cassidy, S., Turnbull, S., Gardani, M. and Kirkwood, K. (2014) Attendance at pulmonary rehabilitation classes: an exploration of demographic, physiological and psychological factors that predict completion of treatment. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 11(2), pp. 95-102. (doi: 10.1177/1479972314527469)

Gardani, M. , McMillan, T. and Gibbons, L. (2014) Therapists’ and patients’ experiences and perceptions of sleep difficulties after head injury. Brain Injury, 28(5-6), p. 773. (doi: 10.3109/02699052.2014.892379)

Gardani, M. , Morfiri, E., McMillan, T. , Thomson, A. and O’Niell, B. (2014) Prevelance, types and correlates of sleep problems in head injury patients during the rehabilitation period. Brain Injury, 28(5-6), p. 771. (doi: 10.3109/02699052.2014.892379)

Espie, C. A., Kyle, S. D., Hames, P., Gardani, M. , Fleming, L. and Cape, J. (2014) The Sleep Condition Indicator: a clinical screening tool to evaluate insomnia disorder. BMJ Open, 4(3), e004183. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004183)

O’Neill, B., Gardani, M. , Findlay, G., Whyte, T. and Cullen, T. (2014) Challenging behaviour and sleep cycle disorder following brain injury: a preliminary response to agomelatine treatment. Brain Injury, 28(3), pp. 378-381. (doi: 10.3109/02699052.2013.865264)

Ellis, J. G., Perlis, M. L., Bastien, C. H., Gardani, M. and Espie, C. A. (2013) The natural history of insomnia: acute insomnia and first-onset depression. Sleep, 37(1), pp. 97-106. (doi: 10.5665/sleep.3316)

Ellis, J., Gardani, M. and Hogh, H. (2010) Priming affects poor sleepers but not normal sleepers on an Insomnia Ambiguity Task. Journal of Sleep Research, 19(1), pp. 27-30. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2009.00792.x)

Gardani, M. and Biello, S.M. (2008) The effects of photic and nonphotic stimuli in the 5-HT7 receptor knockout mouse. Neuroscience, 152(1), pp. 245-253. (doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2007.10.028)

Gardani, M. , Blance, R.N. and Biello, S.M. (2005) MDMA alters the response of the mammalian circadian clock in hamsters: Effects on re-entrainment and triazolam-induced phase shifts. Brain Research, 1046(1-2), pp. 105-115. (doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2005.03.056)

Book Sections

Sugden, A., Gardani, M. , Loranger, B. and Rea, P. M. (2019) Interactive 3D visualisation of the mammalian circadian system. In: Rea, P. (ed.) Biomedical Visualisation, Volume 3. Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology (1156). Springer Nature, pp. 13-39. ISBN 9783030193843 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-19385-0_2)

Research Reports or Papers

Swingler, M., Roy, A. W.N., Rolinska, A., Gardani, M. , Manoli, A., Kokkinidis, G., Kapoor, A., Hasty, W. and Macfarlane, D. (2019) Focus on: Graduate Skills Students' Views on Graduate Skills. Project Report. QAA Scotland, Glasgow.

Conference or Workshop Item

Swingler, M., Roy, A. W.N., Rolinska, A. and Gardani, M. (2019) QAA Focus On: Graduate Skills - Student Views. Focus On: Graduate Skills - Sharing Practice, Glasgow, UK, 05 Jun 2019.

Milicev, J., Biello, S. and Gardani, M. (2019) Exploring the Experiences of Postgraduate Researchers in the UK - A Qualitative Approach. International Conference on the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers, Brighton, UK, 16-17 May 2019.

Milicev, J. , Biello, S. and Gardani, M. (2019) "A Combination of a Hamster Wheel and a Rat Race" - an Exploration of Postgraduate Researchers' Wellbeing. International Conference on the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers, Brighton, UK, 16-17 May 2019.

Gardani, M. , Bisdounis, L., Zouharova, V. and Hatton, R. (2018) When the Children Don't Sleep: The Impact on Paternal Mental Health. 24th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Basel, Switzerland, 25-28 Sep 2018.

Grant, N. and Gardani, M. (2018) Caring for Those with Brain Injury: Investigating Sleep Disturbances and Fatigue. 24th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Basel, Switzerland, 25-28 Sep 2018.

Zouharova, V. and Gardani, M. (2018) Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of Brief Behavioural Treatment for Insomnia After Brain Injury: A Case Series. 24th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Basel, Switzerland, 25-28 Sep 2018.

Conference Proceedings

Espie, C.A., Kyle, S.D., Hames, P., Gardani, M. , Fleming, L. and Cape, J. (2013) The Sleep Condition Indicator (SCI): a practical clinical screening tool to evaluate DSM-5 insomnia disorder. In: Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), Baltimore, MD, 1-5 Jun 2013, A193-A194.

Rogers, Z., Gardani, M. and Biello, S.M. (2012) Reduced sleep quality predicts lower self-esteem. In: 21st Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Paris, France, 4-8 Sep 2012, pp. 149-150. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2869.2012.01044.x)

Gardani, M. , McMillan, T. , Shiels, P. , McGlynn, L. and Stewart, E. (2012) An investigation of biological ageing processes following head injury. In: International Brain Injury Association's Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury, Edinburgh, UK, 21-25 Mar 2012, pp. 309-799. (doi:10.3109/02699052.2012.660091)

Gardani, M. , Miller, C., Robertson, D.J., Lall, G.S. and Biello, S.M. (2009) The effects of behavioural induced sleep disruption on circadian parameters in mice. In: Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), Seattle, WA, USA, 6-11 Jun 2009, A56.

Biello, S.M. and Gardani, M. (2008) Sleep deprivation decreases phase-shift responses of circadian rhythms to light in the mouse: a role for histamine? In: 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Glasgow, UK, 9-13 Sep 2008, pp. 240-241. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2869.2008.00690.x)

Ellis, J.G., Gardani, M. and Cropley, M. (2008) Differences in higher cognitive processing between acute and chronic insomniacs. In: 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Glasgow, UK, 9-13 Sep 2008, p. 190. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2869.2008.00690.x)

Vallieres, A., Gardani, M. and Espie, C.A. (2008) Sleep restriction mechanisms in insomnia: preliminary outcomes on treatment efficacy. In: 19th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Glasgow, UK, 9-13 Sep 2008, p. 35. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2869.2008.00690.x)

This list was generated on Fri Apr 16 01:52:31 2021 BST.

Supervision

Supervised Postgraduate Students

Research Assistant

  • Alejandro Serrano Saunders (Research Associate)

Visiting Collaborators

  • Alkiviadis Koskotas (Visiting Researcher)
  • Megan Claudia Montgomery (External Collaborator)
  • Devika Morjaria (UG Intern)

Supervisors

  • Margaret S. Martin