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  • Peter Hames

    Co-Founder, CEO

    Peter Hames holds a Masters degree in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University, and overcame his long term poor sleep by applying techniques refined by Professor Espie. It was his frustration at how difficult it was to access these proven techniques that inspired him to create the Sleepio course, using his experience of web technologies.

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    Peter Hames
  • Colin Espie

    Co-Founder, Clinical and Scientific Director

    Professor Colin Espie is Professor of Sleep Medicine in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford, and has been researching sleep and insomnia for over 30 years. He has also held professorial appointments at University of Glasgow, University of Rochester (NY), Université Laval, Quebec City, and University of Sydney. He is on the Education and Sleep Medicine Committees of the European Sleep Research Society, is Membership Chair of the World Sleep Federation and is a Deputy Editor for the two leading scientific journals in the field of sleep research. He has published over 200 scientific papers and 5 books, and co-founded Big Health to allow the widest population possible to benefit from his findings.

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  • Simon Kyle

    Consultant Sleep Expert

    Dr Kyle currently works as a lecturer in Clinical and Health Psychology in the Division of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester. His primary research interests focus on the aetiology and treatment of chronic insomnia, and the reciprocal interaction between sleep disturbance and psychiatric/medical illness. But he is interested in all things sleep-related!

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  • Brandon Paluzzi

    VP Engineering

    A graduate of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Brandon brings over 15 years of experience in web and desktop application development to Sleepio. His particular focus is the design and development of easy-to-use and robust applications for non-technical audiences.

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    Brandon Paluzzi