Qualifications & Memberships
Research interests are in the conceptual, applied and experimental analysis of behaviour, with the emphasis currently on conceptual and applied aspects. Conceptual work has focussed on two long-term projects. One project has involved developing a bio-behavioural model of the processes which engender, maintain and reverse infant sleep disturbance. The second project has been to view the current widespread criticism of null-hypothesis statistical tests and other standard research practices from the perspective of single-case research design. Applied research has a wider focus, and includes behavioural interventions for infant sleep disturbances, behavioural family therapies, special education interventions, and various projects in Health Psychology, including a specific interest in safety, especially road safety.
- Carnett A., McLay L., Hansen S., France K. and Blampied N. (2021) Sleep Problems in Children and Adolescents with Autism: Type, Severity and Impact. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10882-020-09783-5.
- Hunter JE., McLay LK., France KG. and Blampied NM. (2021) Sleep and stereotypy in children with autism: effectiveness of function-based behavioral treatment. Sleep Medicine 80: 301-304. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2021.01.062.
- McLay L., France K., Blampied N., van Deurs J., Hunter J., Knight J., Hastie B., Carnett A., Woodford E. and Gibbs R. (2021) Function-Based Behavioral Interventions for Sleep Problems in Children and Adolescents with Autism: Summary of 41 Clinical Cases. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 51(2): 418-432. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04548-7.
- McLay LL., France KG., Blampied NM., Hunter JE., van Deurs JR., Woodford EC., Gibbs R. and Lang R. (2021) Collateral Child and Parent Effects of Function‑Based Behavioral Interventions for Sleep Problems in Children and Adolescents with Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05116-3.
- Rucklidge JJ., Afzali MU., Kaplan BJ., Bhattacharya O., Blampied FM., Mulder RT. and Blampied NM. (2021) Massacre, Earthquake, Flood: Translational Science Evidence That the Use of Micronutrients Postdisaster Reduces the Risk of Post-Traumatic Stress in Survivors of Disasters. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation 10(1): 39-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/2157-3891/a000003.