Dr. Ximena Omlin

Research Fellow
University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University of Bern

Ximena Omlin is a research fellow at the University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Her research focuses on underlying brain mechanisms of disrupted sleep and the development of novel therapeutic approaches.

After gaining her PhD in neuroscience from the ETH Zürich (Switzerland) in 2015, she received funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (Advanced Postdoc Mobility Fellowship) and the University of Oxford John Fell Fund (Early Career Researcher) to conduct her postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom). As part of her research at Oxford she investigated the effect of cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia on sleep, cognition and emotional functioning and used brain stimulation techniques to modulate brain activity in patients with insomnia. In 2021 she joined the University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Bern to conduct translational research in a psychiatric population.

She is a member of the ESRS and the World Sleep Society, and is an alumna of the International Sleep Research Training Program of the World Sleep Society. In 2021 she joined the ESRS Gender Equality Forum taskforce. Ximena firmly believes, that gender equality and diversity improves the process of decision-making and produces more innovative solutions that represent society’s needs in a better way.