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 


Haycock, J., Grivell, N., Redman, A. et al. Primary care management of chronic insomnia: a qualitative analysis of the attitudes and experiences of Australian general practitioners. BMC Fam Pract 22, 158 (2021).


Sweetman A, Knieriemen A, Hoon E, Frank O, Stocks N, Natsky A, Kaambwa B, Vakulin A, Lovato N, Adams R, Lack L, Miller CB, Espie CA & McEvoy RD (2021). Implementation of a digital cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia pathway in primary care, Contemporary Clinical Trials, in press.

Sweetman, Lack, Chai-Coetzer, McEvoy (2021). How to treat: Comorbid insomnia and sleep apnea,  Australian Doctor, in press.

Sweetman A, Van Ryswyk E, Vakulin A, lack L, Reed R, Battersby M, Lovato N, Adams R. (2021). Co-occurring depression and insomnia in Australian primary care: A narrative review of recent scientific evidence, Medical Journal of Australia, in press.

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.