Prof. Dr. Colin Espie

Professor of Sleep Medicine
Sir Jules Thorn Sleep & Circadian Neurosciences Institute (SCNi), Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Colin Espie is the Professor of Sleep Medicine at the University of Oxford, where he is Director of the Experimental & Clinical Sleep Medicine research programme, and Clinical Director of the Oxford Online Programme in Sleep Medicine which trains people from over 30 countries. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Somerville College and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry. He is also an Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, at the University of Glasgow.

He is known for his work on insomnia and its treatment, using cognitive behavioural therapeutics (CBTx). He has published over 300 scientific papers and several textbooks. He is Deputy Editor of Journal of Sleep Research, serves on the editorial board of Sleep Medicine Reviews, and was awarded the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award by the Sleep Research Society in 2017, and the Peter Hauri Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award by the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine in 2021. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He has served on ESRS committees for many years and is currently on the Sleep Medicine committee as well being actively involved in the European Insomnia Network and the CBT-I Academy

He is actively involved in print, TV and social media regarding the science of sleep. He also co-founded the developer of SleepioTM which is now widely available in the NHS-UK and in the US healthcare system.