Prof. Dr. Oliviero Bruni

Professor in Child Neurology and Psychiatry
Department of Developmental and Social Psychology
Sapienza University

Oliviero Bruni received his M.D. in 1982 from the “ La Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy) where he also received the specialization in Child Neuropsychiatry in 1986. He is chief of the Pediatric Sleep Centre of the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). He is currently Associate Professor in Child Neurology and Psychiatry at the Dept. of Developmental and Social Psychology at Sapienza University in Rome. He has been involved in sleep research and clinical care in children for over 20 years, and has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers, in addition to several book chapters and abstracts.

He is President of the International Pediatric Sleep Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Association of Sleep Medicine and of the Italian Sleep Research Society, and Field Editor (Pediatrics) of the journal Sleep Medicine.

He has been secretary of the European Pediatric Sleep Club of the European Sleep Research Society and has been also involved, as Pediatric Sleep Advisor of the World Health Organization, for the development of Night Noise Guidelines and ICF. In 2009 he has been elected as Chair of the Childhood Sleep Disorders and Development Section of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

His specific areas of interest are the different aspects of sleep disorders in children, the application of computer analysis in human sleep electroencephalogram and of the Cyclic Alternating Pattern, the analysis of sleep patterns in cognitive deficits ranging from mental retardation to specific learning disabilities like dyslexia, focusing on the relationships between sleep and cognition in learning impaired children.

He has supervised several graduate – doctoral, postgraduate students for their theses and participated as teacher and invited lecturer in several national and international congresses.