Meet Professor Harriet Hiscock, the pediatrician behind Sleep with Kip™

Professor Harriet Hiscock is a pediatrician and senior researcher at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia where she has led over two decades of research into baby and child sleep. Along with her team, she has conducted world-first trials of parent-led strategies to improve infant sleep, sleep in primary school aged children, and in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Her team has followed babies and children over time, demonstrating that these sleep strategies not only improve sleep in children but can also improve parent sleep and mental health. Her work provides evidence that these strategies are safe for children.  Sleep with Kip brings together two decades of internationally renowned work to provide evidence-based support for children and families. 

The research behind Sleep with Kip™

Babies and Sleep

Price AM, Wake M, Ukoumunne OC, Hiscock H. Five-year follow-up of harms and benefits of behavioral infant sleep intervention: randomized trial. Pediatrics

Cook F, Bayer J, Le H, Mensah F, Cann W, Hiscock H. Baby Business: a randomised controlled trial of a universal parenting program that aims to prevent early infant sleep and cry problems and associated parental depression. BMC Pediatrics

Hiscock H, Bayer JK, Hampton A, Ukoumunne OC, Wake M. Long-term mother and child mental health effects of a population-based infant sleep intervention: cluster-randomized, controlled trial. Pediatrics

Hiscock H, Bayer J, Gold L, Hampton A, Ukoumunne OC, Wake M. Improving infant sleep and maternal mental health: a cluster randomised trial. Archives of Disease in Childhood

Lam PY, Hiscock H, Wake M. Outcomes of infant sleep problems: a longitudinal study of sleep, behavior, and maternal well-being. Pediatrics

Hiscock H, Wake M. Randomised controlled trial of behavioural infant sleep intervention to improve infant sleep and maternal mood. BMJ

Primary school-aged children and sleep

Mindell JA, Owens J, Alves R, Bruni O, Goh DYT, Hiscock H, Kohyama J, Sadeh A. Give children and adolescents the gift of a good night’s sleep: A call to action. Sleep Medicine

Williamson A, Mindell J, Hiscock H, Quach J. 0751 Longitudinal Sleep Problem Trajectories And Child Functioning At Ages 10-11 Years. Sleep

Hiscock H, Quach J, Paton K, Peat R, Gold L, Arnup S, Sia K, Nicolaou E, Wake M. Impact of a behavioral sleep intervention on new school entrants’ social emotional functioning and sleep: a translational randomized trial. Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Price AMH, Quach J, Wake M, Bittman M, Hiscock H. Cross-sectional sleep thresholds for optimal health and well-being in Australian 4-9-year-olds. Sleep Medicine

Quach J, Price A, Bittman M, Hiscock H. Sleep timing and child and parent outcomes in Australian 4- 9-year-olds: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study. Sleep Medicine

Price AMH, Brown J, Bittman M, Wake M, Quach J, Hiscock H. Children’s sleep patterns from 0 to 9 years: Australian population longitudinal study. Archives of Disease in Childhood

Quach J, Hiscock H, Ukoumunne OC, Wake M. A brief sleep intervention improves outcomes in the school entry year: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics

Attention Deficit Disorder and Sleep

Hiscock H, Mulraney M, Heussler H, Rinehart N, Schuster T, Grobler AC, Gold L, Bohingamu Mudiyanselage S, Hayes N, Sciberras E. Impact of a behavioral intervention, delivered by pediatricians or psychologists, on sleep problems in children with ADHD: a cluster-randomized, translational trial. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry

Sciberras E, Mulraney M, Mensah F, Efron D, Oberklaid F, Hiscock H. Sustained impact of a sleep intervention and moderators of treatment outcome for children with ADHD: A randomized controlled trial. Psychological Medicine

Hiscock H, Sciberras E, Mensah F, Gerner B, Efron D, Khano S, Oberklaid F. Impact of a behavioural sleep intervention on symptoms and sleep in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and parental mental health: randomised controlled trial. BMJ

Sciberras E, Mulraney M, Heussler H, Rinehart N, Schuster T, Gold L, Hayes N, Hiscock H. Does a brief, behavioural intervention, delivered by paediatricians or psychologists improve sleep problems for children with ADHD? A cluster-randomised, translational trial. BMJ Open

Sciberras E, Fulton M, Efron D, Oberklaid F, Hiscock H. Managing sleep problems in school aged children with ADHD: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Sleep Medicine

Sung V, Hiscock H, Sciberras E, Efron D. Sleep problems in children with attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder: prevalence and the effects on the child and family. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

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