Bronwyn Sweeney joined the Centre in 2007 to complete a psychology honours project and then became a Health Research Council-funded Doctoral scholar as a part of the E Moe, Māmā/Moe Kura study. Within that project, Bronwyn successfully completed a controlled trial of a behavioural/educational sleep intervention, aimed at promoting the sleep of first-time mothers and their babies. She is a qualified childbirth educator and has been involved in antenatal and post-natal education for more than two decades.
Bronwyn holds a PhD in Public Health and is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She maintains research and clinical interests in maternal and infant mental health as well as behavioural treatments for adults with sleep difficulties such as chronic insomnia.
Bronwyn remains affiliated with the Sleep/Wake Research Centre as an Honorary Research Associate. She is involved in postgraduate thesis supervision and is an advisor on research projects with a focus on mental health.