Elizabeth Halstead   

Ph.D. CPsychol. FHEA

Deputy Director of the Lab
Senior Research and Teaching Fellow

Email: l.halstead@ucl.ac.uk

Resilience; Sleep; Developmental Disability; Well-being; Families.

Liz’s research interest focus on the well-being of individuals with mental health diagnosis, disabilities and chronic illness, along with their families and wider support networks. Liz has focused on children with intellectual and development disabilities and their families during her Ph.D. and recently has been exploring resilience and well-being in adults with MS and their support partners. Liz also has an interest in sleep, and was trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) at the University of Pennsylvania and has worked on projects focusing on the treatment of sleep in veteran populations and children with intellectual disabilities.


Liz is on the Executive Committee for the International Conference on Research and The Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.Liz has worked with several non-profit organisations, including Whizz Kidz, Cerebra and local Rape and Sexual Violence Support Centres in Lancashire and North Wales. Currently she is a Director at the UK Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome Support Group.


As a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Liz has taught across Healthcare and Psychology programs including teaching research methods, and has lead the dissertation program as the module coordinator. Liz completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education with a focus on engagement in students in Healthcare Courses at a Masters Level.


Liz has focused around the inclusion of participants in research design and is trained in person centred planning approaches. She has conducted survey design, qualitative research and systematic reviews, along with interventional research.  In additional to her academic work, Liz is a lead scientist to develop online program in Severe Mental Illness, Sleep and Multiple Sclerosis, through telehealth and supported by health technology and works in collaboration with Universities in the US and the UK.


Lifespan Learning and Sleep Lab 

25 Woburn Square 

London, WC1H 0AA

United Kingdom

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