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Porcheret, Kate Louise

Researcher II
Telephone: 484 09 939

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise

  • Sleep and circadian rhythms
  • Disasters
  • 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.



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