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After postdoctoral training in sleep disorders Studies Centre at Laval University Sleep Research Laboratory and the Sackler Institute of Psychobiological Research at the University of Glasgow (United Kingdom), Ms. Vallières between at the School Service Psychology from Laval University in 2006 as a regular professor. Specializing in clinical health psychology, particularly on sleep and insomnia treatment, she developed a research program with two main components. The first part deals with the sleep disorder associated with night work. This is to identify the psychological variables associated with these sleep difficulties and develop a cognitive-behavioral treatment for this sleep disorder. The other component of this research program focuses on socio-cultural aspects of sleep in collaboration with a team of Montreal and Buenos Aires in Argentina. It aims, among other things, to evaluate the influence of cultural aspects on sleep patterns, events on symptoms of insomnia, the chronotype (propensity for vigilance) on sleep-related complaints and difficulties on strategies used to cope with sleep difficulties. His research projects are funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Research Council Social Sciences and Humanities.
Clinical Health Psychology ; cognitive behavioral approach; sleep; evaluation and development of interventions for sleep difficulties associated with work on rotating schedule ; sleep and its socio -cultural aspects .