I am Dr Neil Stanley, an independent freelance sleep expertThis is my personal website, any opinions expressed are my own.Buy my book - ‘How to Sleep well’ # 1 Amazon Bestseller 36 Years experience in one book. The antidote to all the nonsense written about sleep.Read an excerpt from the book hereBuy it from Wileyhere,Amazonhere, Waterstones hereI have been involved in sleep research for more than 40 years. In 1982 I started my career at the Neurosciences Division of the R.A.F. Institute of Aviation Medicine. I moved to the Human Psychopharmacology Research Unit (HPRU), part of the University of Surrey, in 1993 where as Director of Sleep Research, I created and ran a 24 bed sleep laboratory designed for clinical trials. Since 2009 I have been freelance and 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. see hereI have published 38 peer-review papers on various aspects of sleep research and psychopharmacology. see hereIn 2004 I received my PhD from the University of Surrey on the basis of my published works. Therefore I am not a medic, I am a proper Doctor. I don’t claim to be a medic, don’t want to be a medic,never wanted to be a medic and have never called myself a medic. Anyone who thus confuses me with being a medic, is frankly an idiot I am widely quoted by the UK and international media as a sleep expert. see hereProfessional Membership:•European Sleep Research Society•American Academy of Sleep Medicine•British Sleep Society oChairman 2000-2004, oCommittee member 1998-2000•World Sleep Society•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 have also worked in the clinical sleep laboratories at ScanSleep, Copenhagen and the Lovisenberg Hospital, OsloSince 2016 I have had academic and scientific oversight of the Leeds Sleep Evaluation Questionnaire (LSEQ) developed by Professor Ian Hindmarch.For further details of the LSEQ see hereI 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 Medicine3Employment2004 - date Freelance independent sleep expert2019 - 2022Director of Sleep Science, Sleepstation2016 - 2018 Sleep Physiologist, Lovisenberg Hospital, Oslo, Norway2006 - 2009Manager, Clinical Research and Trials Unit, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital1999 - 2006Director of Sleep Research, HPRU Medical Research Centre, Universityof Surrey1998 - 1999 Deputy Head of HPRU1997 - 1999Research Director 1993 - 1999Senior ElectrophysiologistHuman Psychopharmacology Research Unit University of Surrey1992 - 1993Physiology Technician, School of Biological Sciences, University of Surrey1992 - 1993Freelance sleep technician. 1982 - 1991Scientific Officer, Neuroscience Division, Royal Air Force Institute of Aviation MedicineNB What I am notI am not a ‘sleep advocate’, ‘sleep diplomat’, ‘sleep practitioner’, ‘sleep educator’, ‘sleep evangelist’, ‘sleep therapist’, ‘sleep physiologist’, ‘sleep czar’, ‘sleep environment analyst’, ‘sleep fairy’, ‘sleep guru’, ‘sleep geek’, ‘sleep solution expert’, ‘sleep ambassador’, ‘sleep health navigator’, sleep solution expert’, ‘International sleep speaker and educator’, ‘sleep enthusiast’, ‘sleep detective’ or any other fancy title. I am an independent sleep expert, plain and simple, because I am an expert on sleep, nothing more, nothing less. I don’t need a fancy title; my expertise, knowledge and experience provide ample testimony to my being a sleep expert. I am ‘independent’ because I have no affiliation with any institution.All these pretentious, usually self-given, titles are nonsense. The more pretentious the title the less expert the person is almost certainly going to be about sleep.So if you want someone with a fancy title then there are plenty of them out there but if you want an expert in sleep then contact mePS you will notice that my website is not the most professional this is because I made it myself, yes I know it shows! As mentioned I am a sleep expert, not a web designer, so again if you want someone with a flashy, all singing, all dancing, website then there are plenty of them out there but if you want someone who knows about sleep then contact me (however please do not contact me with an offer of a web design job as I’m pretty certain I’m not your man).
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