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Miss Samantha Hornsey BSc, MSc, MBPsS

Postgraduate Research Student

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Samantha is a Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education (PPM), in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Samantha completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2016, followed by a Master’s degree in Health Psychology in 2017, both at the University of Southampton. For her Master’s thesis, she explored healthcare professionals’ experiences and views of communicating about prognosis to patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Samantha is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

From June 2017 to September 2018, Samantha worked as a Senior Research Assistant in PCPS at the University of Southampton. Her work in this role was on a mixed-methods study which evaluated patient reported outcome measures for acne, funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR).

Currently, Samantha is undertaking a NIHR SPCR funded PhD in PPM. Her PhD is looking at how behavioural insomnia in children is managed in primary care and the community. This PhD is mixed-methods and it is exploring both parent and primary care provider views and experiences. Samantha’s supervisors are Professor Hazel Everitt, Dr Catherine Hill, Dr Ingrid Muller and Dr Beth Stuart. Samantha is also a PhD representative for PPM.

Samantha’s research interests are interdisciplinary, and focus on areas such as behavioural insomnia in children / management of long-term health conditions.


MSc, Health Psychology, University of Southampton 2017

BSc (Hons), Psychology, University of Southampton, 2016


Appointments held

Senior Research Assistant in Primary Care and Population Sciences (2017-2018), Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton

Research interests

Management of Children’s Sleep Problems in Primary Care

Sleep is highly important for the health and development of children and it is associated with many adverse psychological and physiological outcomes. Behavioural Insomnia in children is common and research has indicated that behavioural interventions and sleep hygiene interventions are effective. Research suggests that management of children’s sleep in primary care may be sub-optimal.

This PhD aims to explore how behavioural sleep problems in children are currently managed in primary care and the community. 

Research group

Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education

Affiliate research group

Research project(s)

Exploring parents’ experiences of common baby symptoms

PhD representative for School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education.

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Miss Samantha Hornsey
Faculty of Medicine, Room AB215, Mailpoint 801, South Academic Block, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD

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