Field: Paediatrics

Location: UQ Centre for Clinical Research,

Type of student: Volunteer/extra-curricular

Type of work: Clinical work

Prerequisite skills: Good telephone manner, attention to detail, excel, word. Conscientious, following through with commitments

This study is divided into two phases:

  • Phase one includes questionnaires, education about healthy sleeping habits and monitoring of the child’s sleep activity for two weeks.  
  • Phase two is an individual medication effectiveness test for six weeks. During this time the child is given both melatonin or a placebo, in blocks of one week each, and in random order. The parents keep a sleep diary and complete some questionnaires. The child may wear a device like a watch to measure their sleep activity.


Dr Jane Nikles

Dr Jane Nikles

Senior Research Fellow
UQ Centre for Clinical Research