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Gringras, Paul

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Professor of children's sleep medicine and neurodisability

Professor Paul Gringas - professor of paediatric sleep medicine and neurodisability

Area of expertise: sleep medicine and neurodisability

Biography

Professor Paul Gringras has worked in the field of children's neurodisability and sleep medicine for over 15 years.

His sleep medicine experience and training was gained in both the UK and Chicago, USA.  

Paul founded and runs the department of children's sleep medicine at Evelina London. The department of children's sleep medicine integrates fully with the adult sleep disorders centre at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, both of which sit within the Lifespan Sleep Medicine Group. This is one of the only groups of sleep professionals in the UK who are able to offer a true lifespan service within one hospital.

Sleep disorders in childhood are treated and monitored smoothly from adolescence through to adulthood by attending specialist transitional sleep clinics. Colleagues from both services work together closely, combining clinical and research work, so that the long-term impact of sleep disorders and their treatments can be evaluated.

Paul's academic position is with King's College London, where he has been chair of sleep medicine since 2010.

Further information

Education and training

  • 1986: MRSPCH - Leeds University
  • 1991: MRCPCH - Paediatrics UK
  • 1996: MSc Community and Developmental Paediatrics - Institute of Child Health
  • 2003: Fellowship training program in paediatric sleep medicine - Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago.

Specialist interests

  • children's sleep medicine, including narcolepsy, delayed sleep phase syndrome, sleep initiation and maintenance disorders and obstructive sleep apnoea
  • management of behavioural difficulties in autism, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

Research interests

  • sleep disorders in autism and Down’s syndrome
  • narcolepsy and Kleine Levin Syndrome
  • the impact of sleep disorders on daytime behaviour and learning
  • development of online tools for health monitoring in paediatrics
  • holds a number of multicentre grants and publishes widely in books and peer reviewed journals.

Publications

Download a list of Professor Paul Gringas' publications (PDF 13Kb)  

Contacts

Secretary telephone

020 7188 4649
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