Jade Dorrian

Jade Dorrian

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Jade's research focus is in sleep disorder epidemiology and psychotraumatology. More specifically, she is interested in the role of somniphobia and related sleep disturbances among trauma exposed populations. Jade is conducting a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of a clinical sleep skills programme on reducing somniphobia, sleep related disturbances, and common psychopathologies among trauma exposed samples. Jade has received training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia and is utilising a mixed methods methodology in her PhD. She is under the supervision of Professor Cherie Armour and Dr Donncha Hanna. 


Jade is a researcher in the Research Centre for Stress, Trauma and Related Conditions Lab at Queen's University Belfast. She graduated with a BSc with honours 2:1 in Psychology and a Masters with Distinction in Forensic Psychology. Jade has recently been appointed as an Assistant Psychologist within the NHS. 

Research Interests

  • Sleep disorder epidemiology 
  • Common psychopathologies (PTSD and depression)
  • Trauma 
  • Experimental research design 
  • Sleep medicine 
  • Statistics 


Jade has been a lab demonstrator at The University of Huddersfield and at Queens University Belfast. She has helped assist with delivering lectures in Forensic Psychology at her former university and is involved with marking undergraduate work at Queens. 


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