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Monash teaching commitment

PSY1011 - Psychology 1A

PSY1022 - Psychology 1B

PSY3320 - Sleep and Circadian Rhythms


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External positions

Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

1 Oct 20121 Oct 2018

Associate Neuroscientist, Brigham and Women's Hospital | Boston Hospital & Medical Center

1 Mar 2006 → …


  • Circadian Rhythms
  • Depression
  • Sex Differences
  • Learning
  • Melatonin
  • Sleep

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Projects 2014 2019

Alert Safe Human Centric Lighting Project

Cain, S.


Project: Research

Australia-Harvard Fellowship

Cain, S.


Project: Research


Anderson, C., Wilson Rajaratnam, S., Lockley, S., Cain, S., Gilbert, A., Maxik, F., Ftouni, S., Reynolds, K. J., Randhawa, S., Howard, M., Fulcher, B., Robinson, P. A., Smith, I., Gooley, J., Vakulin, A., D'Rozario, A., Dalton, C., Maruff, P. T., Irwin, B., Hocking, C., Pittman, S., Walker, J. & Tierney, P.


Project: Research

Research Output 1999 2019

Advances of Melatonin-Based Therapies in the Treatment of Disturbed Sleep and Mood

Alston, M., Cain, S. W. & Rajaratnam, S. M. W., 24 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology. Berlin: Springer, 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other

Chronotype Genetic Variant in PER2 is Associated with Intrinsic Circadian Period in Humans

Chang, A. M., Duffy, J. F., Buxton, O. M., Lane, J. M., Aeschbach, D., Anderson, C., Bjonnes, A. C., Cain, S. W., Cohen, D. A., Frayling, T. M., Gooley, J. J., Jones, S. E., Klerman, E. B., Lockley, S. W., Munch, M., Rajaratnam, S. M. W., Rueger, M., Rutter, M. K., Santhi, N., Scheuermaier, K. & 5 othersVan Reen, E., Weedon, M. N., Czeisler, C. A., Scheer, F. A. J. L. & Saxena, R., 29 Mar 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 10 p., 5350.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Sleep disturbances in women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome in an Australian National Cohort

Mo, L., Mansfield, D. R., Joham, A., Cain, S. W., Bennett, C., Blumfield, M., Teede, H. & Moran, L. J., Apr 2019, In : Clinical Endocrinology. 90, 4, p. 570-578 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Traits related to bipolar disorder are associated with an increased post-illumination pupil response

Bullock, B., McGlashan, E. M., Burns, A. C., Lu, B. S. & Cain, S. W., 1 Aug 2019, In : Psychiatry Research. 278, p. 35-41 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Dietary disinhibition mediates the relationship between poor sleep quality and body weight

Blumfield, M. L., Bei, B., Zimberg, I. Z. & Cain, S. W., 1 Jan 2018, In : Appetite. 120, p. 602-608 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

Antidepressants might fail if you use your phone in bed, study suggests

Sean Cain


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Using a sleep calculator to determine bedtime is a 'terrible' idea

Sean Cain


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Sleep and circadian Health

Sean Cain


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Sleep and sex differences

Sean Cain


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment