Dr. Neil Stanley, Sleep Expert
Who am I?
I have been involved in sleep research for more
than 31 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 clinical trials sleep laboratory.
I now spend most of my time travelling the UK and abroad lecturing on the benefits of good sleep to both 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 36 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.
· 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)
© 2013 Dr Neil Stanley