Dr. Neil Stanley Sleep Expert

Who am I?

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 2004


I 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 and Guidelines for Sleep Medicine Education in Europe2.














The Executive committee hard at work in Ghent (2008)

L to R: Prof. Jurgen Fisher (D), Prof. Soren Berg (DK), Prof. Jean Kreiger (F),  Dr. Neil Stanley (UK), (Photographer: Prof Dirk Pevernagie (B))

Beer by Brouwerij Westvleteren


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 15 231-238 (link)

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. (link)






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