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Dr Nicola Ludin

PhD
Dr Nicola Ludin

Research Field

Psychological Medicine

Location

University of Auckland

Nicola completed a PhD in the Department of Anaesthesiology, The University of Auckland in 2018. She investigated the effects of general anaesthesia on the mammalian (mouse) circadian clock and on human circadian rhythms and sleep. She has a strong background in sleep and circadian biology, and is experienced in basic science and clinical trials.

Nicola has research interest in the Department of Psychological Medicine is on the mental health of young people and support through digital interventions. She overseas ongoing innovation for Aroha, the chatbot developed to help young people manage stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicola also co leads a project on an app called Sleep Ninja, to support sleep and mental wellbeing for rangatahi.

Nicola completed a PhD in the Department of Anaesthesiology, The University of Auckland in 2018. She investigated the effects of general anaesthesia on the mammalian (mouse) circadian clock and on human circadian rhythms and sleep. She has a strong background in sleep and circadian biology, and is experienced in basic science and clinical trials.

Nicola has a special interest in the relationship between sleep and the circadian clock and mental health. her research is particularly focused on a research trajectory to understand clock mediated development and onset of mental illness in young people and in elucidating causal mechanisms and effective sleep and clock therapeutic interventions that are dynamic and suited to young people in Aotearoa.

Dr Nicola Ludin

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