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Originally a Human Biologist, but then conducted a PhD in Sleep Psychology at Loughborough University’s internationally renowned Sleep Research Centre examining sleep and associated quality of life in vulnerable, clinical groups. Since then he has held academic posts at Bradford and Newcastle Universities, lecturing in Psychobehavioural Treatments for Insomnia. David has trained in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) and Good Clinical Practice, is registered as Newcastle University’s Sleep Expert; has made several appearances on local and national radio; and presented as ‘Dr Sleep’ at recent Newcastle ScienceFest events in 2010 and 2011.
He has delivered training and teaching workshops/seminars to a range of legal firms and healthcare professionals including: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, GPs, Nurses, Midwives, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Occupational Therapists, etc… He provides consultation to companies, individuals and legal teams relating to sleep and has provided expert witness testimony to the Court. Findings from his own research have been published in international, peer-reviewed journals.
He is the only qualified sleep specialist in the North East of England providing individual sleep therapy and CBTi.