BSS Executive Committee
The Executive Board of the British Sleep Society
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If you wish to contact any members of the Executive Board, please email [email protected]
Dr Joerg Steier
Professor Steier's training in medicine commenced at the University of Leipzig in Saxony. Following graduation, he worked on his MD thesis entitled “Transthoracic Echocardiography in Pulmonary Hypertension” and gathered work experience in Zurich, at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and in Bavaria. His respiratory training led him to the Western German Lung Centre at the University of Essen. His interest in respiratory physiology and sleep-disordered breathing brought him to London on a long-term research fellowship of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). His studies concluded in the PhD thesis on "Sleep-Disordered Breathing and the Respiratory Muscles” at King’s College London. The projects with the London Respiratory Physiology group resulted in research publications with involvement in an impact case and the development of new intellectual property. His work in the field of respiratory and sleep physiology has evolved into collaborations across six continents. Professor Steier works as Consultant at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in the Lane Fox Unit, a tertiary service for weaning and non-invasive ventilation. He is also placed at the British Sleep Society (BSS) accredited Sleep Disorders Centre of King’s Health Partners. He was awarded the chair for Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at King’s College London. He is member of the executive committee of the British Sleep Society (BSS), task force member of the ERS, and currently serves as President of the BSS.
Dr Tim Quinnell
Immediate Past President
Tim Quinnell is a consultant physician based at the Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, where he is lead clinician for one of the UK’s 2 accredited sleep laboratories.
He has undergone extensive training in sleep medicine in the UK and Australia, and is an accredited sleep physician. He specialises in both respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders, alongside domiciliary noninvasive ventilation (NIV) and weaning from invasive ventilation. The unit in which he works has around 1,000 patients maintained on domiciliary NIV and over 10,000 patients on CPAP. His MD thesis examined genetic and electrophysiological aspects of narcolepsy. He was Chief Investigator for the recently completed NIHR Trial of Mandibular Advancement Devices in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (TOMADO). Other research interests include REM sleep behaviour disorder and cardiac arrhythmias in OSA. He is an enthusiastic teacher of sleep medicine to medical undergraduates, postgraduates and anyone else who will listen!