Surrey Sleep Research Centre

Welcome to the Surrey Sleep Research Centre

We are home to forward-thinking multidisciplinary approaches to pre-clinical and clinical sleep research. Our groundbreaking sleep studies are published in high-impact academic journals, and our academics frequently appear on television and feature in national and international newspapers. 

Sleep disorders are prevalent, with approximately 10 to 20 per cent of the European and US population reporting frequent sleep disruption. Nevertheless, effective strategies to alleviate sleep complaints and treat sleep disorders are often not available. That’s where Surrey's research is making a difference. 

Meet the team

The Surrey Sleep Research Centre was founded by Derk-Jan Dijk in 2003 and is home to a forward-thinking team of physiologists, molecular biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and engineers.

Professor Derk-Jan Dijk

Professor of Sleep and Physiology, Director Surrey Sleep Research Centre

Derk-Jan Dijk PhD, FRSB, FMedSci, is Professor of Sleep and Physiology, Distinguished Professor at the University of Surrey, Director of the Surrey Sleep Research Centre. He has been a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award holder, a Senior Research Associate in the Institute of Pharmacology at the University of Zurich, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Ha...

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