About

KATE JOHNSON PH.D.

Hi there! I’m Kate, a Melbourne-based sleep specialist with a Ph.D. in sleep psychophysiology - the science and biology of sleep.

I’m passionate about teaching parents how sleep works, and sharing with them my expert knowledge on how to get a good night’s sleep for the whole family.

And as a mother of four, I feel it’s safe to say that I have a good understanding of how important sleep is to parents with babies and small children.

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and exhausted when you have a baby, and if your baby isn’t sleeping well it can exacerbate your emotions and feelings of stress.

With my scientifically backed research and rigorously-tested approach to sleep training, I am able to guide and empower parents in an environment where they feel supported. My methods take into account the strong emotional aspects of changing something about your child's sleep.

If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, there’s no shame in asking for help. Reach out today so we can work together to create an individualised approach that suits your family.

 

Experience and qualifications

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Psychology) in 1997 and a Ph.D. in 2001.

Stanford Research Institute, USA

Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Human Sleep and Neuroscience Programs. Manager of the human sleep research laboratory.

Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Division of Sleep Medicine.

Current volunteer work

Chair of the Parents’ Advisory Group for the Children’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Victoria

Lectured and published extensively in international peer reviewed journals.