Dr Daniel Joyce


Dr Daniel Joyce
NameDr Daniel Joyce
Email Addressdaniel.joyce@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleLecturer (Psychology)
QualificationsBA Qld, BSc Qld, BBehSc(Hons) QUT, PhD QUT
DepartmentSchool of Psychology and Wellbeing
AffiliationsCentre for Health Research
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6407-4653
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Biography

I am a biological psychologist who specializes in exploring the connections between light and behaviour. My focus is on understanding how light is sensed and interpreted by the human brain for both conscious (image-forming) and unconscious (non-image-forming) functions, with specific expertise in applied lighting, biomarker development, cognition, colour vision, circadian rhythms, and sleep. Drawing from these diverse fields, I investigate how lighting directly and indirectly impacts human behaviour, health, and wellbeing. Studying these processes will shed light on how dysfunctions in light sensing contribute to diseases and mental disorders. My ultimate aim is to develop light environments that enhance wellness in the home, workplace, and community.

I recruit PSY4090 Psychology Complementary Studies B, Honours, Masters and PhD students on an on-going basis. Please send me an email if interested!

My publications can be found here: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=4dl97z8AAAAJ&hl=en

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Assistant Professor of ResearchUniversity of Nevada, Reno20222022
Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Nevada, Reno20202021
Postdoctoral FellowStanford University20162019
PhD (Biopsychology)Queensland University of Technology20162012
Honours (Psychology)Queensland University of Technology20112011
BSc (Psychology)University of Queensland20072010
BA (Philosophy)University of Queensland20072010

Expertise

Actigraphy, Circadian/sleep study design, Colorimetry/color science, EEG, fMRI, Optical system design, Pupillometry, Programming (Arduino IDE, MATLAB, PsychToolbox), Polysomnography, Psychophysics, Research Methods, Salivary melatonin collection and laboratory analysis, Statistical analysis (Excel, MATLAB, Origin Pro, SPSS)

Teaching

PSY3060 Learning and Behaviour Change

PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B

Fields of Research

  • 320907. Sensory systems
  • 520203. Cognitive neuroscience
  • 520206. Psychophysiology
  • 520406. Sensory processes, perception and performance
  • 520499. Cognitive and computational psychology not elsewhere classified

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Sleep Research Society
International Colour Vision Society
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Vision Science Society
BA
Qld
2010
BSc
Qld
2010
BBehSc(Hons)
QUT
2011
PhD
QUT
2016

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
The Effect of Lighting Condition on Emotional-Cognitive Processing among Sleep-Deprived PopulationAssociate SupervisorMasters2024

Human-Centric Lighting Research and Policy in the Melanopsin Age

Spitschan, Manuel and Joyce, Daniel S.. 2023. "Human-Centric Lighting Research and Policy in the Melanopsin Age ." Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 10 (2), pp. 237-246. https://doi.org/10.1177/23727322231196896

Age at Onset in Adults with Insomnia: A Latent Profile Analysis

Rasmussen, Elizabeth, Kircanski, Katharina, Rissman, Ariel, Joyce, Daniel, Ottenberg, Juliet and Soehner, Adriane. 2023. "Age at Onset in Adults with Insomnia: A Latent Profile Analysis." 37th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Indianapolis, United States 03 - 07 Jun 2023 United States. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsad077.0382

Adverse Childhood Experiences Associated with Adult Sleep Duration, Control Over Sleep, and Daytime Sleepiness

Rasmussen, Elizabeth, Ricketts, Emily, Joyce, Daniel, Mensah-Osman, Taylor, Gorovoy, S., Granados, Karla, Prather, Aric, Hale, Lauren, Branas, Charles, Rojo-Wissar, Darlynn and Grandner, Michael. 2023. "Adverse Childhood Experiences Associated with Adult Sleep Duration, Control Over Sleep, and Daytime Sleepiness." 37th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Indianapolis, United States 03 - 07 Jun 2023 United States. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsad077.0381

Adverse childhood experiences associated with adult insomnia and nightmares

Rasmussen, Elizabeth, Ricketts, Emily, Joyce, Daniel, Mensah-Osman, Taylor, Gorovoy, Suzanne, Granados, Karla, Prather, Aric, Hale, Lauren, Branas, Charles, Rojo-Wissar, Darlynn and Grandner, Michael. 2023. "Adverse childhood experiences associated with adult insomnia and nightmares." 37th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Indianapolis, United States 03 - 07 Jun 2023 United States. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsad077.0668

Melanopsin vision: Sensation and perception through intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells

Joyce, Daniel S., Houser, Kevin W. Houser, Peirson, Stuart N., Zeitzer, Jamie M. and Zele, Andrew J.. 2022. Melanopsin vision: Sensation and perception through intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells. United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press.

Optimizing Light Flash Sequence Duration to Shift Human Circadian Phase

Joyce, Daniel S., Spitschan, Manuel and Zeitzer, Jamie M.. 2022. "Optimizing Light Flash Sequence Duration to Shift Human Circadian Phase." Biology. 11 (12), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.3390/biology11121807

Electric lighting, adolescent sleep and circadian outcomes, and recommendations for improving light health

Ricketts, Emily J., Joyce, Daniel S., Rissman, Ariel J., Burgess, Helen J., Colwell, Christopher S., Lack, Leon C. and Gradisar, Michael. 2022. "Electric lighting, adolescent sleep and circadian outcomes, and recommendations for improving light health." Sleep Medicine Reviews. 64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2022.101667

Duration invariance and intensity dependence of the human circadian system phase shifting response to brief light flashes

Joyce, Daniel S., Spitschan, Manuel and Zeitzer, Jamie M.. 2022. "Duration invariance and intensity dependence of the human circadian system phase shifting response to brief light flashes." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 289 (1970), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1943

Wide gamut lighting and color contrast in anomalous trichromacy

Joyce, Daniel, Whitehead, Lorne A. and Webster, Michael A.. 2021. "Wide gamut lighting and color contrast in anomalous trichromacy." SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications 2021. California, United States 01 - 05 Aug 2021 United States. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2594334

Color perception and compensation in color deficiencies assessed with hue scaling

Emery, Kara J., Parthasarathy, Mohana Kuppuswamy, Joyce, Daniel S. and Webster, Michael A.. 2021. "Color perception and compensation in color deficiencies assessed with hue scaling." Vision Research. 183, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2021.01.006

Plasticity in perception: insights from color vision deficiencies

Isherwood, Zoey J, Joyce, Daniel S, Parthasarathy, Mohana Kuppuswamy and Webster, Michael A. 2020. "Plasticity in perception: insights from color vision deficiencies." Faculty reviews. 9, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.12703/b/9-8

Effect of Suvorexant vs Placebo on Total Daytime Sleep Hours in Shift Workers: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Zeitzer, Jamie M., Joyce, Daniel, Mcbean, Amanda, Quevedo, Yvonne L., Hernandez, Beatriz and Holty, Jon-Erik. 2020. "Effect of Suvorexant vs Placebo on Total Daytime Sleep Hours in Shift Workers: A Randomized Clinical Trial." JAMA Network Open. 3 (6), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.6614

The accuracy of artificial and natural light measurements by actigraphs

Joyce, Daniel, Zele, Andrew J., Feigl, Beatrix and Adhikari, Prakash. 2020. "The accuracy of artificial and natural light measurements by actigraphs." Journal of Sleep Research. 29 (5), pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsr.12963

Auditory psychomotor vigilance testing in older and young adults: a revised threshold setting procedure

Gabel, Virginie, Kass, Mirelle, Joyce, Daniel S., Spitschan, Manuel and Zeitzer, Jamie M.. 2019. "Auditory psychomotor vigilance testing in older and young adults: a revised threshold setting procedure." Sleep and Breathing: international journal of the science and practice of sleep medicine. 23 (3), pp. 1021-1025. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11325-019-01859-7

Melanopsin-mediated pupil function is impaired in Parkinson's disease

Joyce, Daniel S., Feigl, Beatrix, Kerr, Graham, Roeder, Luisa and Zele, Andrew J.. 2018. "Melanopsin-mediated pupil function is impaired in Parkinson's disease." Scientific Reports. 8, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-26078-0

The Effects of Short-Term Light Adaptation on the Human Post-Illumination Pupil Response

Joyce, Daniel S., Feigl, Beatrix and Zele, Andrew J.. 2016. "The Effects of Short-Term Light Adaptation on the Human Post-Illumination Pupil Response." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 57 (13), pp. 5672-5680. https://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.16-19934

Melanopsin-mediated post-illumination pupil response in the peripheral retina

Joyce, Daniel S., Feigl, Beatrix and Zele, Andrew J.. 2016. "Melanopsin-mediated post-illumination pupil response in the peripheral retina ." Journal of Vision. 16 (8), pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1167/16.8.5

Temporal characteristics of melanopsin inputs to the human pupil light reflex

Joyce, Daniel S., Feigl, Beatrix, Cao, Dingcai and Zele, Andrew J.. 2015. "Temporal characteristics of melanopsin inputs to the human pupil light reflex." Vision Research. 107, pp. 58-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2014.12.001

Effect of rod-cone interactions on mesopic visual performance mediated by chromatic and luminance pathways

Zele, Andrew J., Maynard, Michelle L., Joyce, Daniel S. and Cao, Dingcai. 2014. "Effect of rod-cone interactions on mesopic visual performance mediated by chromatic and luminance pathways." Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Image Science and Vision. 31 (4), pp. A7-A14. https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.31.0000A7