Dr. Judith R. Davidson

Dr. Judith R. Davidson Sleep Researcher and Clinical Psychologist

  • Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Degrees and Designations

B.A. (Hons.)
Biology and Psychology Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Community Health University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Department of Community Health, Exercise Sciences
Clinical Psychology Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
C. Psych.
Registered for Autonomous Practice College of Psychologists of Ontario
Expert in Behavioural Sleep Medicine Europoean Sleep Research Society


Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology Assoociate Professor, Oncology
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Kingston Family Health Team

Recent Publications

Rankin Williams L, Davies DR, Thiele K, Davidson JR and MacLean AW. 2012. Young Drivers’ Perceptions of Culpability of Sleep-Deprived versus Drinking Drivers. Journal of Safety Research 43:115-122.

Davidson JR. 2012. Guest Editorial. Insomnia interventions in oncology: Steps forward and issues arising. Sleep Medicine Reviews 16:395–396.

Fleming L and Davidson JR. Sleep and Medical Disorders. 2012. In Espie C and Morin CM (Eds). Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders. Oxford University Press.

Davidson JR. 2012. Treating chronic insomnia in primary care – Early recognition and management. Insomnia Rounds 1(3):1-6.

Davidson JR. 2012. Treating insomnia in primary care: A key role for psychologists. Psynopsis (Journal of the Canadian Psychological Associaton) 34 (2): 29-30.

Davidson JR. Recognizing and Treating Insomnia. 2013. The Canadian Journal of Diagnosis. March 2013: 90-93.

Howell D, Oliver TK, Keller-Olaman S, Davidson J, Garland S et al. 2013. A Pan-Canadian practice guideline: prevention, screening, assessment, and treatment of sleep disturbances in adults with cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer. DOI 10.1007/s00520-013-1823-6.

Davidson JR. Sink into Sleep. A Step-by-Step Workbook for Reversing Insomnia. 2013. New York: Demos Health.

Recent Talks and Science Outreach

Davidson JR. Taming the Restless Pillow: Treating Insomnia. Speaker at Insomnia Day CME “Doc, I Can’t Sleep”. Queen’s University Continuing Professional Education and the Canadian Sleep Society. Kingston, ON October, 2012.

Davidson JR. Calming the Restless Pillow: Responding to Sleep Problems. Workshop for Psychologists working at Correctional Service Canada. Half-day. March 20, 2013.

Davidson JR. Insomnia treatment. Interview on Live@5, CKWS tv, Kingston, Ontario. Jan 31, 2013.

Davidson JR. Spring ahead time change.  News story CKWS tv, Kingston, Ontario. April, 2013.

Davidson JR. Reversing Insomnia. Interview on CTV Ottawa Morning Live. April 12, 2013.

Davidson JR. Reversing Insomnia. Interview with Dr. Don Show. Live radio hour on April 22, 2013. Bullhead City, AZ. Radio stations KAAA am1230 and KZZZam1490.

2012-2016:  Stories about sleep in the Ottawa Citizen, the Kingston Whig Standard (and other SunMedia), the Kingston Whig Standard, Metro, the magazine “O”, Flare, Darpan magazine, Canadian Living, and the Toronto Star.

2014- present: Regular contributor on sleep to the Globe and Mail (Health Advisor).