Chris Idzikowski BSc PhD CPsychol FBPsS
I am currently the Director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service. I'm also the President of the Sleep Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. Until September 2013 I was Director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre a post I held for 8 years. My academic background is psychology and pharmacology. My research PhD (Edinburgh University, Psychiatry Department) dealt with sleep and memory. My research experience includes fear and anxiety (MRC Cambridge) and also clinical pharmacology (Janssen Research Foundation, Oxford, and Queen’s University, Belfast). I have special expertise in the sleep and its disorders (including parasomnias and memory disorders related to sleep). I have had various honorary appointments with Universities (Visiting Professor, Surrey University) and Oxford NHS Regional Trust. I am a Chartered Psychologist. I am clinically experienced in most aspects of sleep disorders. I have written several books (latest published in June 2013) and published in a variety of peer reviewed journals (latest publication this year on the human pharmacology of sleep).
Apart from writing general sleep books I also had a sleep column with the Mail on Sunday (before the purge). I have worked for various companies over they years including airlines (e.g. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM/AF), pharmaceutical companies (e.g. Johnson & Johnson, GSK, Pfizer, etc, etc), hotel groups (e.g. IHG). Sleep and sports is also of interest; apart from organising academic meetings on sleep (and the biological clock) and sports meetings I've also worked with England Athletics, Scottish Rugby, etc. In addition I have been on various fatigue management and other advisory groups.