GP Recruitment

Any interested GPs are encouraged to contact Dr Alexander Sweetman ( at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Flinders University. Dr Sweetman and his team are currently running two trials to provide GPs with a suite of tools and treatment options to manage patients with insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea.​

The National Centre for Sleep Health Services Research will be conducting other research requiring participants at various stages of the project, please check back for more information.

For further information please contact the team at 


Sweetman, Zwar, Grivell, Lovato & Lack (2021). A step-by-step model for a brief behavioural treatment for insomnia in Australian general practice, Australian Journal of General Practice, Volume 50.

Prevalence and associations of co-morbid insomnia and sleep apnoea in an Australia population-based sample.  Sweetman, A., Melaku, YA., Lack, L., Reynolds, A., Gill, TK., Adams, R., Appleton, S. (2021).  Sleep Medicine.

The effect of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia on sedative-hypnotic use: A narrative review. Alexander Sweetman, Stacey Putland, Leon Lack, R.Doug McEvoy, Robert Adams, Ron Grunstein, Nigel Stocks, Billingsley Kaambwa, Emer Van Ryswyk, Christopher Gordon, Andrew Vakulin, Nicole Lovato. Sleep Medicine Reviews, Volume 56, 2021, 101404, ISSN 1087-0792, 

Insomnia treatment. Improved access to effective non-drug options.  A Sweetman, N Lovato, J Haycock, L Lack. Medicine Today, November 2020.

Do symptoms of depression, anxiety or stress impair the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia?  A chart-review of 455 patients with chronic insomnia. (2020) by A Sweetman, N Lovato, G Micic, H Scott, K Bickley, J Haycock, J Harris, M Gradisar and L Lack. Sleep Medicine DOI: 10.1016/j.sleep.2020.08.023

Economic Evaluation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) for Improving Health Outcomes in Adult Population: A Systematic Review Protocol.

Economic Evaluation of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) for improving health outcomes in adult populations: A systematic review.