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I am Dr Neil Stanley, an independent freelance sleep expert. I have been involved in sleep research for more than 36 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 here In 2004 I received my PhD from the University of Surrey on the basis of my published works. I have published 38 peer-review papers on various aspects of sleep research and psychopharmacology. see here I am widely quoted by the UK and international media as a sleep expert. see here 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 have also worked in the clinical sleep laboratories at ScanSleep, Copenhagen and the Lovisenberg Hospital, Oslo Since 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 here  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 What I am not I 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’, or any other fancy title. I am a 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. 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 me PS 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 to offer me a web design job as I’m pretty certain I’m not your man).
Dr Neil Stanley Independent Sleep Expert

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

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

 

Please note that although my name appears on numerous other websites I DO NOT endorse any of the products on these websites nor do I vouch for their effectiveness or quality.
© Dr. Neil Stanley 2013-2018
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