Georgie Agar

Georgie Agar

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

Address
School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Georgie Agar is a doctoral researcher at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She is investigating sleep problems in rare genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability, with the aim of developing a behavioural intervention package. This research is funded by the charity Cerebra.

Qualifications

  • MSci (Hons.) Psychology and Psychological Practice

Biography

Georgie graduated from the University of Birmingham in July 2016, with an MSci in Psychology and Psychological Practice. She was based within the Cerebra Centre for her final year placement, working with children who demonstrated self-injurious behavior and characteristics associated with autism spectrum disorder.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Interventions for Sleep Disorders in Children with Intellectual Disability
Supervisors Professor Chris Oliver and Dr Caroline Richards

Research

Research interests

Sleep disorders, behavioural interventions, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, challenging behavior, behavioural phenotypes of neurodevelopmental disorders

Other activities

Georgie is a personal carer for a boy with Cornelia de Lange syndrome. She also works as a postgraduate student ambassador and teaching assistant, and volunteers with adults with intellectual disability at Monday Night Club.

Publications

Agar, G., Trickett, J., Oliver, C. & Richards, C. (2017). Sleep: A guide for parents. http://w3.cerebra.org.uk/help-and-information/guides-for-parents/sleep-a-guide-for-parents/