Dr D’Rozario, BSc (Hons) PhD RPSGT is a Senior Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Sydney. She established and heads the Facility for High-density Electroencephalography (EEG) Sleep Investigation and the Sleep Neurobiology Research Theme at the Woolcock Institute. She is a Chief Investigator on the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Optimise Sleep in Brain Ageing and Neurodegeneration (CogSleep CRE, 2019-23) where she leads the EEG Biomarker Discovery Program. She was awarded an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship (2016-20) to investigate links between abnormal brain activity during sleep and cognitive decline in older adults.
She trained as a sleep technologist at St Thomas’ Hospital (London, UK), and later commenced her PhD in Sleep Medicine at The University of Sydney. She was a recipient of the prestigious NHMRC Dora Lush Priority PhD Scholarship to examine novel brain biomarkers of cognitive dysfunction and sleepiness in obstructive sleep apnea. In 2017, she received the Helen Bearpark Memorial Scholarship from the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA), the peak national body for sleep health and sleep medicine. She is an active member of the ASA Research Committee and the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee.