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  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 489 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Personal profile


My main area of research and clinical practice is insomnia and sleep disorders in adults. I've worked in the field of Behavioural Sleep Medicine (aka sleep psychology) since 2002.

After completing my masters and PhD at UWA in 2001, I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Oxford University. During this time I worked on a trial of cognitive therapy for Insomnia and projects investigating and measuring insomnia maintaining processes.

Since moving back to Perth I've worked as a clinical psychologist in hospital and private practice settings. I've established Jeffery&Ree clinical psychologists and Sleep Matters where I provide sleep psychology interventions and conduct training on evidence-based insomnia treatment.

My research involvement has continued, via supervision of postgraduate research projects at UWA, Murdoch and Curtin universities. Projects have included investigating the effectiveness of CBT-Insomnia in the general population, psychiatric population, psychotic illness, and the over 65s. The role of Mindfulness as an adjunct to CBT-I has also been an interest, along with the continued investigation of process variables that affect treatment outcome. An ongoing project is investigating the impact of medicinal cannabis on insomnia symptoms.

My senior lecturer role at UWA commenced in April 2019 and I'm very much looking forward to further teaching and research the field of behavioural sleep medicine.

External positions

Owner/Clinical Psychologist, Sleep Matters

2015 → …

Owner/Clinical Psychologist, Jeffery&Ree Clinical Psychologists

2006 → …

Resarch Director, The Marian Centre



  • Clinical Trials
  • Health
  • Sleep and fatigue
  • Sleep disorders
  • insomnia
  • CBT

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Research Output 1998 2019

Group CBT for insomnia: Establishing effectiveness in a real-world psychiatric setting

Hardman, J., Rees, C., Bonar, D. & Ree, M., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Sleep Research. 28, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-1) in schizophrenia and related psychoses

Chiu, V., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

2 Citations (Scopus)

Effective Insomnia Treatments: Investigation of Processes in Mindfulness and Cognitive Therapy

Lee, C. W., Ree, M. J. & Wong, M. Y., 8 Jun 2018, In : Behaviour Change. 35, 2, p. 71-90 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Cognitive Therapy
Process Assessment (Health Care)
3 Citations (Scopus)

Sleep profiles and CBT-I response in schizophrenia and related psychoses

Chiu, V. W., Ree, M., Janca, A., Iyyalol, R., Dragovic, M. & Waters, F., 1 Oct 2018, In : Psychiatry Research. 268, p. 279-287 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Cognitive Therapy
Psychotic Disorders

Assessing Sleep

Waters, F., Ree, M. J. & Chiu, V., 2017, Delivering CBT for Insomnia in Psychosis. UK: Routledge-Cavendish, p. 82-96 15 p. (Delivering CBT for Insomnia in Psychosis).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter


Australian Postgraduate Award

Melissa Ree (Recipient), 1997

Prize: Postgraduate Scholarship

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Business innovation

St John Ambulance Light Therapy Project

Melissa Ree (Coordinator), Liz Pritchard (Advisor), Lisette Kanse (Advisor), Angus Hughes (Advisor)

Activity: Service and engagementBusiness innovation