Dr Georgia Cook

Postdoctoral Research Assistant and Associate Lecturer

Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

Georgia Cook


Dr Georgia Cook is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Associate Lecturer in the Department of Psychology.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

Georgia teaches on a wide range of modules at Oxford Brookes. This has included Qualitative Methods in Psychology, Questionnaire Design for Psychology, Foundations of Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology. Georgia has also previosuly been involved as a demonstrator in delivering teahing and workshops around statistics.

Georgia is an Associate Fellow of the the Higher Education Academy and is currently completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE).

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Fiona Tierney Families’ experience of using sleep-related routines with their young children Active


Georgia has been involved in research around sleep, with a specific focus on identifying how best to support and improve the sleep of children and families since 2014. Her PhD thesis was on the topic ‘Parents, their children and sleep: Parental influences on, and help seeking-behaviour relating to child sleep’.

Georgia is currently involved in a large multi-site research project which is looking to improve sleep and quality of life in children with epilepsy (and their families). This has included contributing to the development of an online sleep intervention and evaluation of sleep outcomes.

Research projects

  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant on large multi-site 'Changing Agendas on Sleep, Treatment and Learning in Childhood Epilepsy' (CASTLE) research project. Please visit https://castlestudy.org.uk/ for more details. 
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant on 'Protecting children and young people vulnerable to harm and abuse – learning from School Nursing practices and new ways of working in the COVID-19 pandemic'

Previously worked on:

  • Research Assistant on 'A qualitative study to examine the service provider and commissioning factors which facilitate and inhibit effective child protection practice between General Practitioners and Health Visitors'
  • Research Assistant on project exploring children's emotional regulation
  • PhD research project explored the sleep of children and their families



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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • The British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • The British Sleep Society (BSS)
  • European Sleep Research Society (ESRS)
  • International Pediatric Sleep Association (IPSA)
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)