Hayley Denyer

Pathway 0+3.5

Cohort 2020

Pathway Journey

The application of remote measurement technology to identify health behaviours and targets for intervention in individuals with ADHD


My PhD focusses on the application of?remote measurement technology to identify persisting impairments and targets for intervention in ADHD at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at the IoPPN, KCL.

Prior to starting the DTP, I spent a year working as a Research Assistant on the ADHD Remote Technology (ART) project at the SGDP, which developed a remote monitoring system to help assess and manage ADHD symptoms and impairments. Before joining the SGDP, I spent two years working at Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London researching psychiatric risk in children with intellectual disability of known genetic aetiology, and a year researching sleep in children in children with neurodevelopmental disorders at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Birmingham.?

I chose the MRC DTP due it’s varied workshops and training opportunities. After graduating from Loughborough University with Psychology BSc (Hons) and going on to gain research experience, I knew I wanted to continue to train throughout my PhD, which the MRC DTP encourages.


Wolstencroft, J., Kerry, E., Denyer, H., Watkins, A., Mandy, W., & Skuse, D. (2021). New approaches to social skills training: Blended group interventions for girls with social communication difficulties. Autism Research.?doi:?10.1002/aur.2495

Trickett, J., Oliver, C., Heald, M., Denyer, H., Surtees, A., Clarkson, E., Gringras, P., & Richards, C. (2019). Multi method assessment of sleep in children with Angelman syndrome: A case-controlled study. Frontiers in Psychiatry. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00874.

Trickett, J., Oliver, C, Heald, M., Denyer H., Surtees, A., Clarkson, E., Gringras, P., & Richards, C. (2019). Sleep in children with Smith-Magenis syndrome; a case-control actigraphy study, Sleep, zsz260. doi:10.1093/sleep/zsz260.

Surtees, A. D. R., Richards, C., Clarkson, E., Heald, M., Trickett, J., Denyer, H., Crawford, H. & Oliver, C. (2019). Sleep problems in Autism Spectrum Disorders: a matched comparison to sleep in typically developing children using actigraphy, diaries and questionnaires, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 67, 101439. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2019.101439.

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Twitter: @hayley_denyer