Associate Professor Delwyn Bartlett

  • Associate Professor Delwyn Bartlett is a Health Psychologist and the Co-ordinator of Medical Psychology at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
  • Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Supervisor of PhD students and psychology interns for Board registrations
  • Honorary Secretary of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA)
  • Member of the Behavioural Management of Sleep Disorders Sub Committee & GP Sub Committee (ASA)

Current research interests

Associate Professor Bartlett is a Health Psychologist and has a strong research and clinical interest in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) treatment interventions. She has set up and runs group CBT treatment workshops for insomnia and has been a CI in an NHMRC grant exploring the use of educational interventions to increase adherence in the uptake and usage of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Major research achievements

Associate Professor Bartlett has been instrumental in the development of educational programs to assist in improving treatment outcomes for both insomnia and OSA. She is currently and collaboratively working on a program for adolescents with insomnia. She collaborates with other research study groups to enable increased adherence to treatment interventions. She has also collaborated with and been extensively involved in research exploring the relationship between OSA, changes in brain metabolites and neurocognitive function using magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Associate Professor Bartlett will play a supportive role in the Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS). Her research role in CIRUS will continue to be associated with education, adherence and neurocognitive function.

Relevant publications

  1. Bartlett D, Rae C, Thompson C, C, Byth K, Joffe DA, Enright T, Grunstein RR. Brain creatine levels relate to severity and neurocognitive performance in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep Medicine. 2004;5:593-596.
  2. Dobbin C, Bartlett D, Melehan K, Grunstein R, Bye P. The effect of infective
    exacerbations on sleep and neurobehavioural function in cystic fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005;172:99-104.
  3. Paisley L, Desai A, Bartlett D. Insomnia. Medical Observer. 2005; November:25-27
  4. Wong K, Grunstein R, Bartlett D, Gordon E. Brain Function In Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Results From An International Brain Database. Journal of Integrative
    Neuroscience. 2006;5 (1):111-121.
  5. Bartlett DJ, Paisley L, Desai A. Diagnosis and Treatment of Insomnia. Medicine Today. 2006; Aug 7(8): 14-18,20-1
  6. Desai AV, Wilsmore B, Bartlett DJ, Unger G. Constable B, Joffe D, Grunstein RR. The utility of the AusEd driving simulator in the clinical assessment of driver fatigue. Behav Res Methods. 2007, 39(3) : 673-681
  7. Richards D, Bartlett DJ, Wong K, Malouff J, Grunstein RR. Increased adherence to CPAP with a group cognitive behavioural treatment intervention: A randomized trial. Sleep 2007; 30 (5): 635-640.
  8. Bartlett DJ, Marshall NS, Williams A, Grunstein RR. Sleep Health New South Wales: Chronic sleep restriction and daytime sleepiness. Internal Medicine. 2007: 1-8
  9. Marshall NS, Bartlett DJ, Matharu KS, Williams A, Grunstein RR. Prevalence of treatment choices for snoring and sleep apnea in an Australian population. J Clin Sleep Med. 2007; 3 (7):695-699.
  10. Bartlett DJ, Marshall NS, Williams A, Grunstein RR. Predictors of primary medical care consultations for sleep disorders. Sleep Med 2008;9:857-864
  11. Rae C, Bartlett DJ, Yang Q, Walton D, Denotti A, Sachinwalla T, Grunstein RR. Dynamic changes in brain bioenergetics during apnoeic excursions in obstructive sleep apnoea. J Cereb Bl Flow Metab 2009; 1-8
  12. Janet Rimmer, Sue Downie, Delwyn J. Bartlett, Jan Gralton, Cheryl Salome. Sleep disturbance in persistent allergic rhinitis measured using actigraphy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009; 103:190-194