Areas of Expertise
Areas of expertise
- Sleep and circadian rhythms
- Experimental trauma
- Longitudinal study design
Dr. Kate Porcheret is a Scientia Fellow funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant hosted by the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies.
Kate has a bachelors degree in biological sciences from Imperial College London, and a PhD in Clinical Neurosciences (2013) from the University of Oxford, UK. She has held post docs at the University of Oxford and Monash University, Melbourne Australia.
Kate has made a novel contribution on understanding the role of sleep in the aftermath of traumatic events and currently she is looking at the role of sleep in the survivors of the 2011 Utøya Island Terrorist attack in Norway. Her methodological competence spans experimental studies both in the lab and in real world settings, cross-sectional and longitudinal observational studies and secondary data analysis. She has set up and developed several research projects and has extensive expertise in sleep measurement including questionnaires, diaries, actigraphy and polysomnography.
Kate has published widely in the field of sleep, circadian rhythms and mental health, with a strong focus on sleep following traumatic events. She has an h-index of 10 and more than 20 articles in top-tier journals and book chapters.
Kate is a member of the Web Editorial Board for the European Sleep Research Society’s Digital Communication Committee and also editor of the Sleep Science Friday, a weekly science communication newsletter. She has served as the chair of the ESRS Early Career Research Network Committee from 2018 to 2020, and served as the committee secretary from 2016.
Scientific articles and chapters
Porcheret, K. L., Stensland, S., Wentzel-Larsen, T., & Dyb, G. A. (2022). Insomnia in survivors 8.5 years after the Utøya Island terrorist attack: transition from late adolescence to early adulthood – the Utøya study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 13(1). doi:10.1080/20008198.2021.2020472
Boardman, J. M., Porcheret, K. L., Clark, J. W., Andrillon, T., Cai, A. W., Anderson, C., & Drummond, S. P. (2021). The impact of sleep loss on performance monitoring and error-monitoring: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 58:101490, 1-11. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2021.101490
Cosgrave, J., Purple, R., Haines, R., Porcheret, K. L., van Heugten-van der Kloet, D., Johns, L. C., . . . Wulff, K. et al. (2021). Do environmental risk factors for the development of psychosis distribute differently across dimensionally assessed psychotic experiences. Translational Psychiatry, 11(1). doi:10.1038/s41398-021-01265-2
Hamill, K., Porcheret, K. L., Facer-Childs, E. R., Mellor, A., & Drummond, S. P. A. (2021). Does Daylength Affect Sleep and Mental Health Symptoms during Behavioral Interventions for Insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. doi:10.1080/15402002.2021.1960350
Hamill, K., Porcheret, K. L., Porcheret, K., Facer-Childs, E. R., Mellor, A., & Drummond, S. P. A. (2021). Does Daylength Affect Sleep and Mental Health Symptoms during Behavioral Interventions for Insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. doi:10.1080/15402002.2021.1960350
Purple, R., Cosgrave, J., Vyazovskiy, V., Foster, R., Porcheret, K. L., & Wulff, K. (2020). Sleep-related memory consolidation in the psychosis spectrum phenotype. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 174. doi:10.1016/j.nlm.2020.107273