Department of Psychology

Dr Alice Gregory BA PhD

Position held:
Reader in Psychology

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a.gregory (@gold.ac.uk)

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Room 200/2 Whitehead Building,
Psychology Department,
Goldsmiths, University of London,
New Cross, SE14 6NW

I am interested in the development and co-occurrence of sleep problems, anxiety and depression throughout the life course.

In order to examine temporal relationships, I have explored the associations between these phenotypes in epidemiological samples assessed longitudinally (e.g. the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study of Health and Development).

The utilization of large twin datasets, such as the Twins Early Development Study, has allowed me to examine the magnitude of genetic and environmental influences on these difficulties and their associations. Further questions – such as those concerning sex differences and the influence of rater on genetic and environmental estimates - have also been addressed using twin samples.

Recently, I have developed an interest in cognitive psychology and have borrowed ideas from research focusing upon cognitive styles linked to sleep problems, anxiety and depression in adults, and have examined their relevance to children. Much of this research has been conducted using genetically sensitive datasets, allowing integration of different approaches.

My research is conducted in collaboration with researchers from a number of different institutions, including the Institute of Psychiatry (UK); the University of Pittsburgh (USA); the University of Otago (NZ); and the University of California, Berkeley (USA).

Selected publications

Number of items: 77.

Article

Ellis, Jason, Thomson, Amy, Gregory, Alice M. and Sterr, Annette. 2012. Biased procesing of sleep-related stimuli in children of parents with insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, [Article]

Lau, Jennifer Y. F., Hilbert, Kevin, Goodman, Robert, Gregory, Alice M., Pine, Daniel S., Viding, Essi, M. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2012. Investigating the genetic and environmental bases of biases in threat recognition and avoidance in children with anxiety problems. Biology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, 2(12), [Article]

Zavos, Helena M. S., Wong, Chloe, Mill, Jonathan, Barclay, Nicola L., Keers, Robert , Gregory, Alice M. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2012. Gene-environment interplay in associations between anxiety sensitivity and later anxiety. (Forthcoming). Depression and Anxiety, ISSN 1091-4269 [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Moffitt, Terrie E., Ambler, Anthony, Arseneault, Louise, Houts, Renate and Caspi, Avshalom. 2012. Insomnia and children's family socialization environments. Sleep, 35(04), pp. 579-582. [Article]

Zavos, Helena M. S., Gregory, Alice M. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2012. Longitudinal genetic analysis of anxiety sensitivity. Developmental Psychology, 48, pp. 204-212. [Article]

Barclay, Nicola L., Eley, Thalia C., Buysse, Daniel J., Maughan, Barbara and Gregory, Alice M.. 2012. Nonshared environmental influences on sleep quality: A study of monozygotic twin differences. Behavior Genetics, 42, pp. 234-244. [Article]

Brown, H. M. , Trzaskowski, M., Zavos, H. M. S., Rijsdijk, Fruhling V., Gregory, Alice M. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2012. Phenotypic and genetic structure of anxiety sensitivity in adolescence and early adulthood. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, pp. 680-688. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M. and Sadeh, Avi. 2012. Sleep, Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Children and Adolescents. Sleep Medicine Reviews, pp. 129-136. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M. and Sadeh, Avi. 2012. Sleep, emotional and behavioral difficulties in children and adolescents. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 16, pp. 129-136. [Article]

Lau, Jennifer Y. F., Beli, Stefano, Gregory, Alice M., Napolitano, Maria and Eley, Thalia C.. 2012. The role of children's negative attributions on depression symptoms: An inherited characteristic or a product of the social environment? Developmental Science, 15, pp. 569-578. [Article]

Barclay, Nicola L., Eley, Thalia C., Maughan, Barbara, Rowe, Richard and Gregory, Alice M.. 2011. Associations between diurnal preference, sleep quality and externalising behaviours: A behavioural genetic analysis. Psychological Medicine, 41, pp. 1029-1040. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Buysse, Daniel J., Willis, Thomas A., Rijsdijk, Fruhling V., Maughan, Barbara, Rowe, Richard, Cartwright, Sally, Barclay, Nicola L. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2011. Associations between sleep quality and anxiety and depression symptoms in a sample of young adult twins and siblings. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 71, pp. 250-255. [Article]

Barclay, Nicola L., Eley, Thalia C., Rijsdijk, Fruhling V. and Gregory, Alice M.. 2011. Dependent negative life events and sleep quality: An examination of gene-environment interplay. Sleep Medicine, 12, pp. 403-409. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Cousins, Jennifer C., Forbes, Erika E., Trubnick, Laura, Ryan, Neal D., Axelson, David A., Birmaher, Boris, Sadeh, Avi and Dahl, Ronald E.. 2011. Sleep items in the Child Behavior Checklist: A comparison with sleep diaries, actigraphy and polysomnography in a sample of anxious, depressed and control youth. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 50, pp. 499-507. ISSN 0890-8567 [Article]

Barclay, Nicola L., Eley, Thalia C., Mill, Jonathan, Wong, Chloe C. Y., Zavos, Helena M. S., Archer, Simon N. and Gregory, Alice M.. 2011. Sleep quality and diurnal preference in a sample of young adults: Associations with 5HTTLPR, PER3 and CLOCK 3111. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 156(6), pp. 681-690. ISSN 1552-4841 [Article]

Willis, Thomas A. and Gregory, Alice M.. 2010. Childhood contributions to adult sleep problems. Sleep Medicine, 11(9), pp. 818-819. ISSN 1389-9457 [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Cox, Jennifer, Crawford, Megan R., Holland, Jessica E. and Harvey, Allison G.. 2010. Dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes about sleep in children. Journal Of Sleep Research, 18(1), pp. 422-426. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Noone, Deidre, Eley, Thalia C. and Harvey, Allison G.. 2010. Catastrophizing and symptoms of sleep disturbances in children. Journal of Sleep Research, 19(1p2), pp. 175-182. ISSN 09621105 [Article]

Barclay, Nicola L., Eley, Thalia C., Buysse, Daniel J., Archer, Simon N. and Gregory, Alice M.. 2010. Diurnal preference and sleep quality: same genes? A study of Young Adult twins. Chronobiology International, 27, pp. 278-296. [Article]

Eley, Thalia C., Napolitano, Maria, Lau, Jennifer Y. F. and Gregory, Alice M.. 2010. Does childhood anxiety evoke maternal control? A genetically informed study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51(7), pp. 772-779. ISSN 00219630 [Article]

Barclay, Nicola L., Eley, Thalia C., Buysse, Daniel J., Rijsdijk, Fruhling V. and Gregory, Alice M.. 2010. Genetic and environmental influences on different components of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and their overlap. Sleep, 33, pp. 659-668. [Article]

Zavos, Helena M. S., Rijsdijk, Frühling V., Gregory, Alice M. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2010. Genetic influences on the cognitive biases associated with anxiety and depression symptoms in adolescents. Journal of Affective Disorders, 124(1-2), pp. 45-53. ISSN 0165-0327 [Article]

Barclay, Nicola L. and Gregory, Alice M.. 2010. The presence of a perseverative iterative style in poor vs. good sleepers. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 41(1), pp. 18-23. ISSN 00057916 [Article]

Barclay, Nicola L. and Gregory, Alice M.. 2010. The presence of a perseverative iterative style in poor vs. good sleepers. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 41(1), pp. 18-23. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Light-Haeusermann, Jade , Rijsdijk, Fruhling V. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2009. Behavioural genetic analyses of prosocial behaviour in adolescents. Developmental Science, 12, pp. 165-174. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Caspi, Avshalom, Moffitt, Terrie E. and Poulton, Richie. 2009. Sleep Problems in Childhood Predict Neuropsychological Functioning in Adolescence. PEDIATRICS, 123(4), pp. 1171-1176. ISSN 0031-4005 [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Caspi, Avshalom, Moffitt, Terrie E., Milne, Barry J. and Sears, Malcolmn R.. 2009. Links Between Anxiety and Allergies: Psychobiological Reality or Possible Methodological Bias? Journal Of Personality, 77, pp. 347-362. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Fruuhling, Rijsdijk, Lau, Jennifer Y. F., Dahl, Ronald E. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2009. The Direction of Longitudinal Associations Between Sleep Problems and Depression Symptoms: A Study of Twins Aged 8 and 10 Years. Sleep, 32(2), pp. 189-199. ISSN 0161-8105 [Article]

Gregory, Alice M. and Barclay, Nicola L.. 2009. Too stressed to sleep. The Psychologist, 22(8), pp. 676-677. [Article]

Eley, Thalia C., Lau, Jennifer Y. F. and Gregory, Alice M.. 2009. Unravelling gene-environment interplay for children and adolescent depression. ACAMH Occasional Papers, 28, pp. 19-27. [Article]

Koenen, Karestan C., Moffitt, Terrie E., Caspi, Avshalom, Gregory, Alice M., Harrington, HonaLee and Poulton, Richie. 2008. The developmental mental-disorder histories of adults with posttraumatic stress disorder: A prospective longitudinal birth cohort study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117(2), pp. 460-466. ISSN 0021-843X [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Van der Ende, Jan, Willis, Thomas A. and Verhulst, Frank C.. 2008. Parent-reported sleep problems during development and self-reported anxiety/depression, attention problems, and aggressive behavior later in life. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 162(4), pp. 330-335. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M.. 2008. A genetic decomposition of the association between parasomnias and dyssomnias in 8-Year-old twins. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 162(4), pp. 299-304. ISSN 1072-4710 [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Lau, Jennifer Y. F. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2008. Finding gene-environment interactions for generalised anxiety disorder. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 258(2), pp. 69-75. ISSN 0940-1334 [Article]

Forbes, Erika E., Bertocci, Michele A., Gregory, Alice M., Ryan, Neal D., Axelson, David A., Birmaher, Boris and Dahl, Ronald E.. 2008. Objective sleep in pediatric anxiety disorders and major depressive disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 47(2), pp. 148-155. ISSN 08908567 [Article]

Eley, Thalia C., Gregory, Alice M., Lau, Jennifer Y. F., McGuffin, Peter, Napolitano, Maria, Rijsdijk, Fruhling V. and Clark, David M.. 2008. In the face of uncertainty: a twin study of ambiguous information, anxiety and depression in children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36(1), pp. 55-65. ISSN 0091-0627 [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Crawford, Megan R., Holland, Jessica E. and Willis, Thomas A.. 2008. Associations between Sleep Problems and Anxiety in Youth. SIGNewsletter: The Child & Adolescent Anxiety, 7(2), pp. 5-6. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Lau, Jennifer Y. F., Holland, Jessica E. and Willis, Thomas A.. 2008. Finding gene-environment interactions for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 258, pp. 69-75. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Lau, Jennifer Y. F. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2008. Finding gene-environment interactions for Phobias. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 258, pp. 76-81. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M.. 2008. Finding gene-environment interactions for anxiety. Psychiatry, 7, pp. 525-528. [Article]

Forbes, Erika E., Bertocci, Michele A., Gregory, Alice M., Ryan, Neal D., Axelson, David A., Birmaher, Boris and Dahl, Ronald E.. 2008. Objective Sleep in Pediatric Anxiety Disorders and Major Depressive Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47, pp. 148-155. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Van der Ende, Jan, Willis, Thomas A. and Verhulst, Frank C.. 2008. Parent-reported sleep problems during development predict self-reported anxiety/ depression, attention problems and aggressive behavior later in life. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 162, pp. 330-335. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Willis, Thomas A., Wiggs, Lucinda and Harvey, Allison G.. 2008. Pre-sleep arousal and sleep disturbances in children. Sleep, 31, pp. 1745-1747. [Article]

Koenen, Karestan C., Moffitt, Terrie E., Caspi, Avshalom, Gregory, Alice M., Harrington, HonaLee and Poulton, R.. 2008. The developmental mental-disorder histories of adults with PTSD: A prospective longitudinal birth cohort study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, pp. 460-466. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M.. 2008. A genetic decomposition of the association between parasomnias and dyssomnias in 8 year old twins. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 162, pp. 299-304. [Article]

Eley, Thalia C., Gregory, Alice M., Clark, David M. and Ehlers, Anke. 2007. Feeling anxious: a twin study of panic/somatic ratings, anxiety sensitivity and heartbeat perception in children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48(12), pp. 1184-1191. ISSN 00219630 [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Rijsdijk, Frühling V., Lau, Jennifer Y. F., Napolitano, Maria, McGuffin, Peter and Eley, Thalia C.. 2007. Genetic and environmental influences on interpersonal cognitions and associations with depressive symptoms in 8-year-old twins. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116(4), pp. 762-775. ISSN 0021-843X [Article]

Lau, Jennifer Y. F., Rijsdijk, Frühling, Gregory, Alice M., McGuffin, Peter and Eley, Thalia C.. 2007. Pathways to childhood depressive symptoms: the role of social, cognitive, and genetic risk factors. Developmental Psychology, 43(6), pp. 1402-1414. ISSN 0012-1649 [Article]

Lau, Jennifer Y. F., Gregory, Alice M., Goldwin, Michelle A., Pine, Daniel S. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2007. Assessing gene–environment interactions on anxiety symptom subtypes across childhood and adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 19(04), pp. 1129-1146. ISSN 0954-5794 [Article]

Moffitt, Terrie E., Harington, HonaLee, Caspi, Avshalom, Kim-Cohen, Julia, Goldberg, David, Gregory, Alice M. and Poulton, Richie. 2007. Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry, 64(6), pp. 651-660. ISSN 0003-990X [Article]

Eley, Thalia C., Gregory, Alice M., Clark, David M. and Ehlers, Anke. 2007. Feeling anxious: A twin study of panic/somatic symptoms, anxiety sensitivity and heart-beat perception in children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48, pp. 1184-1191. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2007. Genetic Influences on Anxiety in Children: What we've Learned and Where we're Heading. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 10(3), pp. 199-212. ISSN 1095-4037 [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Rijsdijk, Fruhling V., Lau, Jennifer Y. F., McGuffin, Peter, Napolitano, Maria and Eley, Thalia C.. 2007. Genetic and environmental influences on interpersonal cognitions and associations with depressive symptoms in 8-year old twins. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, pp. 762-775. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Caspi, Avshalom, Moffitt, Terrie E., Koenen, K., Eley, Thalia C. and Poulton, Richie. 2007. Juvenile Mental Health Histories of Adults with Anxiety Disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 164, pp. 301-308. [Article]

Lau, Jennifer Y. F., Rijsdijk, Fruhling V., Gregory, Alice M., McGuffin, Peter and Eley, Thalia C.. 2007. Pathways to childhood depressive symptoms: The role of social, cognitive and genetic risk factors. Developmental Psychology, 43, pp. 1402-1414. [Article]

O'Connor, Thomas G., Caprariello, Peter, Blackmore, Emma Robertson, Gregory, Alice M., Glover, Vivette and Fleming, Peter. 2007. Prenatal mood disturbance predicts sleep problems in infancy and toddlerhood. Early Human Development, 83(7), pp. 451-458. ISSN 03783782 [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Caspi, Avshalom, Moffitt, Terrie E. and Poulton, Richie. 2006. Family conflict in childhood: A predictor of later insomnia. Sleep, 29(8), pp. 1063-1067. ISSN 01618105 [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Rijsdijk, Fruhling V., Dahl, Ronald E., McGuffin, Peter and Eley, Thalia C.. 2006. Associations between sleep problems, anxiety, and depression in twins at 8 years of age. Pediatrics, 118(3), pp. 1124-1132. ISSN 0031-4005 (print), 1098-4275 (online) [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Rijsdijk, Frühling V. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2006. A Twin-Study of Sleep Difficulties in School-Aged Children. Child Development, 77(6), pp. 1668-1679. ISSN 0009-3920 [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Caspi, Avshalom, Eley, Thalia C., Moffitt, Terrie E., O'Connor, Thomas G. and Poulton, Richie. 2005. Prospective longitudinal associations between persistent sleep problems in childhood and anxiety and depression disorders in adulthood. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33(2), pp. 157-163. ISSN 0091-0627 [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Eley, Thalia C., O'Connor, Thomas G., Rijsdijk, Fruhling V. and Plomin, Robert. 2005. Measured family influences on the association between sleep problems and anxiety in a large sample of pre-school aged twins. Personality and Individual Differences, 39, pp. 1337-1348. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2005. Sleep Problems, Anxiety and Cognitive Style in School-Aged Children. Infant and Child Development, 14, pp. 435-444. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Eley, Thalia C. and Plomin, R.. 2004. Exploring the association between anxiety and conduct problems in a large sample of twins aged 2-4. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 32(2), pp. 111-122. ISSN 0091-0627 (print), 1573-2835 (online) [Article]

Gregory, Alice M.. 2004. Common childhood sleep problems. NAPCR, 4, pp. 206-207. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Eley, Thalia C., O’Connor, Thomas G. and Plomin, Robert. 2004. Etiologies of Associations Between Childhood Sleep and Behavioral Problems in a Large Twin Sample. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 43(6), pp. 744-751. ISSN 08908567 [Article]

Eley, Thalia C., Sugden, K., Corsico, A., Gregory, Alice M., Sham, Pak, Plomin, R. and Craig, I. W.. 2004. Gene-environment interaction analysis of serotonin system markers with adolescent depression. Molecular Psychiatry, 9, pp. 908-915. [Article]

Gregory, Alice M., Claridge, Gordon, Clark, Ken and Taylor, Paul D.. 2003. Handedness and schizotypy in a Japanese sample: an association masked by cultural effects on hand usage. Schizophrenia Research, 65, pp. 139-145. ISSN 0920-9964 [Article]

Eley, Thalia C., Stirling, Lucy, Ehlers, Anke, Gregory, Alice M. and Clark, David M.. 2003. Heart-beat perception, panic/somatic symptoms and anxiety sensitivity in children. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42, pp. 439-448. ISSN 0005-7967 [Article]

Gregory, Alice M. and O'Connor, Thomas G.. 2002. Sleep problems in childhood: a longitudinal study of developmental change and association with behavioral problems. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41(8), pp. 964-971. ISSN 0890-8567 / online 1527-5418 [Article]

Harvey, Allison G., Gregory, Alice M. and Bird, Chris. 2002. The role of cognitive processes in sleep disturbance: a comparison of Japanese and English university students. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 30(03), pp. 259-270. ISSN 1352-4658 [Article]

Book Section

Gregory, Alice M. and Eley, Thalia C.. 2011. Chapter 8. The genetic basis of child and adolescent anxiety. In: Wendy K. Silverman and Andrew P. Field, eds. Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 161-178. ISBN 9780521721486 [Book Section]

Gregory, Alice M., Ball, Harriet A. and Button, Tanya M.. 2010. Behavioural Genetics. In: Peter K. Smith and Craig Hart, eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, 2nd Edition. London and Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 27-43. ISBN 978-1-4051-9679-6 [Book Section]

Gregory, Alice M. and Franken, Paul. 2009. Genetic Approaches to the Problem of Sleep. In: Marcos G. Frank, ed. Current Advances in Sleep Biology. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 41-62. ISBN 978-1-60741-508-4 [Book Section]

Eley, Thalia C. and Gregory, Alice M.. 2004. Behavioral genetics. In: Tracy Morris and John March, eds. Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents. New York: Guilford Press, pp. 71-97. ISBN 978-1-57230-981-4 [Book Section]

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