Colin Espie

Senior Research Fellow (Somerville College); Professor of Behavioural Sleep Medicine
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience

I am Professor of Sleep Medicine in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience (NDCN) based at the JR Hospital, and closely involved with the development of the Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi:

My areas of research expertise are in the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders, most particularly the management of insomnia using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and in studies on the aetiology and pathophysiology of insomnia. My data-based publications illustrate this work.

I have also written and edited several books, most recently the Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders (2012), and co-founded Sleepio ( to try to disseminate evidence-based CBT. Our MSc/ PgDip in Sleep Medicine has recently been approved by the university (

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