United Kingdom 2022: Dr. Nicola Barclay | Sleep Universal Limited

Delegate: Dr. Nicola Barclay

Affiliation: Sleep Universal Limited

Short Bio: Nicola Barclay, PhD, is a Sleep Scientist and Psychologist, with extensive experience of sleep research, research design, big data and education. Nicola recently launched ‘Sleep Universal’ – a research organisation which aims to close the knowledge gap regarding sleep and circadian rhythms, by educating others, developing research proposals and conducting further research in sleep/circadian rhythms in multiple populations across the lifespan. She was a Lecturer in Sleep Medicine at the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford from 2016 to 2021, training clinicians in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of sleep and circadian disorders. Prior to this appointment, Nicola was Associate Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK from 2011 to 2016. In 2011, she completed her PhD at the University of London, focussing on Quantitative and Molecular Genetic Approaches to Understanding Sleep Quality and Diurnal Preference, where she was awarded the ‘Rising Researcher’ award, 2011. She received a first-class honours degree in Psychology from the University of Sussex. She has more recently worked as a Data Scientist in industry, exploring the use of big data to understand trajectories of health and disease. Nicola has published over 50 peer-reviewed publications on sleep, and has extensive experience of educating clinical professionals in sleep medicine and research, as well as expertise in statistical methodologies and research study design.

Activity: Dr. Nicola Barclay’s World Sleep Day activity is planned as an interactive talk to children aged between 6 and 10 years old at a local primary school in Oxford. The talk will focus on the importance of sleep, the functions of sleep and how to tackle night time problems.

Location: St. Nicholas’ Primary School, Marston, Oxford

Date of Activity: 18/03/2022

Submitted by: Nicola Barclay