Sleep Research Society &
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Training Opportunities
in Basic and Clinical Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine
2001 - V Edition
Department of Psychology
St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1
Phone: (905)-688-5550 ext. 3795, 3573, 4806
Faculty (Name, Email address)
Co-directors of Brock University Sleep Research Laboratory:
Other Faculty in Psychology Department:
Types of Training Available
Students may enroll in the Psychology or Neuroscience programs, leading to 3rd or 4th year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees respectively. Courses of interest in the Psyc or Neuro departments include: 3rd year "Sleep & Wakefulness" course (1 semester; includes sleep labs); courses on dreams, consciousness and experiential psychology; 3rd year research methods course project; Honors Thesis project. Opportunities for research in the sleep lab are always available.
Types of Funding Available:Support from Research Grants (lab currently funded by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada -- NSERC)
Graduate Fellowships (guaranteed for all students enrolled in M.A. and Ph.D. program). Canadian citizens are encouraged to apply for external funding from OGS, NSERC, and SSHRC, if applicable; U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply for NIH pre-doctoral fellowships.
Teaching Assistant stipends
Research Assistant stipendsCurrent Trainees (Names and Email address):
Tim Murphy Ph.D. Candidate firstname.lastname@example.org
Cory Martin, M.A. Student email@example.com
Karen Baxter Honors Thesis student firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Sirianni Honors Thesis student email@example.com
Caroline Emmott Honors Thesis student firstname.lastname@example.org
Trainees who have completed training [in the past five years] and current status (Name, Title, Institution, Email):
Note: all of the following students worked under the supervision of R.D. Ogilvie:
S. Lazic Niagara Sleep Tech email@example.com
C. Massicotte Niagara Sleep Tech. firstname.lastname@example.org
S. Kendall email@example.com
B. Kleim firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Ferrelli Stellate Systems Inc., Montreal, Que. email@example.com
S. Hague firstname.lastname@example.org
K. Peters email@example.com
S. Allen M.A. Dalhousie, Halifax, N.S.
C. Alloway Ph.D., Queen's University, Kingston, Ont. firstname.lastname@example.org
C. Lamarche Ph.D., Queen's University, Kingston, Ont email@example.com
T . Murphy Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory
Sleep research is a focus of the department within our Behavioural Neuroscience Graduate Program (M.A. and Ph.D.). Other foci are in Social Personality and Cognitive/Developmental Psych. The University has a strong focus in electrophysiological research, particularly with respect to arousal mechanisms.
The Brock Sleep Laboratory typically conducts research studies involving healthy, young adults; however, applied studies and collaborations with Sleep Disorders Clinics are possible. Some current areas of interest include:
Technical Capabilities of Lab
Primary Training Focus
Other Training Opportunities
Collaboration with Sleep Disorders Clinics in Paris, Ontario and Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Representative Publications For the Last Five Years
Representative Publications for R.D. Ogilvie:
Fukuda, K., Ogilvie, R.D., & Takeuchi, T. (2000). Recognition of sleep paralysis among normal adults in Canada and in Japan. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 54, 292-293.
Ogilvie, R.D. The process of falling asleep. Sleep Medicine Reviews. Revised and resubmitted, June, 2000.
Alloway, C.E.D., Ogilvie, R.D., & Shapiro, C.M. (1999). The electrophysiology of the sleep-onset period in narcoleptics and normals. Sleep, 22(2), 191-203.
Fukuda, K., Ogilvie, R.D., Chilcott, L., Vendittelli, A., Takeuchi, T. (1998). The prevalence of sleep paralysis among Canadian and Japanese college students. Dreaming, 8, 59-66.
Hadjiyannakis, K., Ogilvie, R.D., Alloway, C.E.D. & Shapiro, C. (1997). FFT analysis of Stage 2-to-REM transitions in narcoleptics and controls. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 103, 543-553.
Lamarche, C., & Ogilvie, R.D. (1997). Electrophysiological changes during the sleep onset period of psychophysiological insomniacs, psychiatric insomniacs and normal sleepers. Sleep, 20(9), 724-733.
Alloway,C.E.D., Ogilvie, R.D., & Shapiro, C.M. (1997). The alpha attenuation test: Assessing physiological sleepiness in narcolepsy. Sleep, 20(4), 258-266.
Leslie, K., & Ogilvie, R.D. (1996). Vestibular dreams: the effect of rocking. Dreaming, 6, 1-16.
Bowman, S.K., Jamieson, D.G. & Ogilvie, R.D. (1995). Waking effectiveness of visual alerting signals. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 32, 43-54.
Representative Publications for K.A. Cote:
Huber, R., Graf, T., Cote, K.A., Wittmann, L., Gallmann, E., Matter, D., Schuderer, J., Kuster, N.,Borbély, A.A., & Achermann, P. (2000). Exposure to pulsed high-frequency electromagnetic field during waking affects human sleep EEG. NeuroReport, 11(15), 3321-3325.
Cote, K.A., Epps, T. & Campbell, K.B. (2000). The role of the spindle in human information processing of high intensity stimuli during sleep. Journal of Sleep Research, 9(1), 19-26.
Cote, K.A., de Lugt, D.R., Langley, S.D. & Campbell, K.B. (1999). Scalp topography of the auditory evoked K-complex in stage 2 and slow wave sleep. Journal of Sleep Research, 8(4), 263-274.
Cote, K.A. & Campbell, K.B. (1999). The effects of stimulus intensity on eliciting P300 during REM sleep. NeuroReport, 10, 2313-2318.
Cote, K.A. & Campbell, K.B. (1999). P300 to high intensity stimuli during REM sleep. Clinical Neurophysiology, 110, 1345-1350.
Cote, K.A. & Moldofsky, H. (1997). Sleep, daytime symptoms and cognitive performance in patients with fibromyalgia. Journal of Rheumatology, 24(10), 2014-2023.
Cote, K.A. & Ogilvie, R.D. (1995). Behavioural sleep/wake monitoring of insomniac and good sleepers. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 27, 438-449.
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Faculty Research Interests