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Dr Chris Watling

Dr Chris Watling
Name Chris Watling
Pronoun He/Him/His
Position Lecturer (Psychology)
Section School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Office B336
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6192
Extension 6192
Email
Qualifications BBehSc QUT , PGDipPsych QUT , MAppSc QUT , PhD QUT
Homepage https://chrisnwatling.wixsite.com/watling
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

I am a Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ). I have a background in psychology, focusing on the psychophysiology of sleepiness, arousal, cognition as well as behavioural performance and the overlapping areas of neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, attention, and sleep health. I have broad experience within the field of sleep and sleepiness (both clinical and behavioural), including its measurement, influencing factors, and associated health and mental health outcomes. Subsequently, my research focuses on the effects of sleep deprivation and poor sleep habits on cognitive functions, mental health, and more broadly, general wellbeing. I have extensive expertise in the area of sleepy/fatigued driving, including effective countermeasures for sleepiness and fatigue, such as napping and rest breaks. I also have research experience with other impaired and risky driving behaviours and with the application of traffic psychology.


  • Social Psychology ( 520505 )
  • Health Psychology ( 520304 )
  • Personality And Individual Differences ( 520503 )
  • Biological Psychology ( 520200 )
  • Social And Personality Psychology ( 520500 )
  • Cognitive And Computational Psychology ( 520400 )
  • Psychophysiology ( 520206 )
  • Memory And Attention ( 520404 )
  • Clinical And Health Psychology ( 520300 )
  • Cognition ( 520401 )
  • Sensory Processes ( 520406 )
  • Behavioural Neuroscience ( 520202 )
  • Decision Making ( 520402 )
  • Applied And Developmental Psychology ( 520100 )
  • Psychological Methodology ( 520105 )

Psychology, psychophysiology (i.e., NIRS, EEG, ECG, EOG, EMG, EDA/GSR, actigraphy, eye tracking), neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, sleep, sleepiness, neurobehavioural performance, sleep health and wellbeing, fatigue, human factors, injury prevention


  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

PSY2040 Human Information Processing
PSY2104 Psychological Skills C
PSY3060 Learning and Behaviour Change


14 Years


  • Social Psychology ( 520505 )
  • Health Psychology ( 520304 )
  • Personality And Individual Differences ( 520503 )
  • Biological Psychology ( 520200 )
  • Social And Personality Psychology ( 520500 )
  • Cognitive And Computational Psychology ( 520400 )
  • Psychophysiology ( 520206 )
  • Memory And Attention ( 520404 )
  • Clinical And Health Psychology ( 520300 )
  • Cognition ( 520401 )
  • Sensory Processes ( 520406 )
  • Behavioural Neuroscience ( 520202 )
  • Decision Making ( 520402 )
  • Applied And Developmental Psychology ( 520100 )
  • Psychological Methodology ( 520105 )