I am Dr Neil Stanley, an independent freelance sleep expert. I have been involved in sleep research for more than 34 years. I started my career at the Neurosciences Division of the R.A.F. Institute of Aviation Medicine where I worked for nearly 10 years. I then moved to the Human Psychopharmacology Research Unit (HPRU), part of the University of Surrey, where as Director of Sleep Research, I created and ran a 24 bed sleep laboratory designed for clinical trials. I now spend most of my time travelling the UK and abroad lecturing on various aspects of sleep to healthcare professionals, companies and members of the public.I received my PhD from the University of Surrey on the basis of my published works in 2004I have published 38 peer-review papers on various aspects of sleep research and psychopharmacology and I am widely quoted by the UK and international media as a sleep expert.Professional Membership:•European Sleep Research Society•American Academy of Sleep Medicine•British Sleep Society (Chairman 2000-2004, Committee member 1998-2000)•European Society of Sleep Technologists.In addition to setting up a clinical sleep service at the HPRU, I was also involved, on a freelance basis, in the setting up and development of the sleep service at The London Clinic. I was a member of the Executive Committee of the Assembly of National Sleep societies (2004 to 2009) and through that I am co-author of the Guidelines for Accreditation of Sleep Medicine Centres1; Guidelines for Sleep Medicine Education in Europe2 and Standard procedures for adult Sleep Medicine3
1 Pevernagie D, Stanley N, Berg S, Krieger J, Fischer J (2006) European guidelines for the accreditation of Sleep Medicine Centres. Journal of Sleep Research 15 231-
2 Pevernagie D, Stanley N, Berg S, Krieger J, Amici R, Bassetti C, Billiard M, Cirignotta F, Garcia-Borreguero D, Tobler I, Fischer J; Task Force of the European Sleep
Research Society.(2009) European guidelines for the certification of professionals in sleep medicine: report of the task force of the European Sleep Research Society.
Journal of Sleep Research 18 136-41.
3 Fischer J, Dogas Z, Bassetti CL, Berg S, Grote L, Jennum P, Levy P, Mihaicuta S, Nobili L, Riemann D, Puertas Cuesta FJ, Raschke F, Skene DJ, Stanley N,
Pevernagie D; Executive Committee (EC) of the Assembly of the National Sleep Societies (ANSS); Board of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS),
Regensburg, Germany. (2012) Standard procedures for adults in accredited sleep medicine centres in Europe. Journal of Sleep Research 21(4):357-68
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