FAQ's

Who is Dr Kat Lederle?

Dr Kat Lederle has gained her MSc in Biosciences in Germany. She also has a PhD from the University of Surrey in Human Circadian Physiology & Behaviour (the human body clock). Her PhD looked at the effects of light on human sleeping patterns specifically in the elderly. To date Kat has over ten years of experience in human circadian physiology research, and has advised airlines, petro-chemical and mining companies all around the world on the issue of fatigue and sleep deprivation. She joined The Sleep School as a consultant human sleep & fatigue specialist in 2015. Kat is trained in Mindfulness and Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and specialised with Dr Guy in the use of ACT for insomnia (ACT-I). She now runs The Sleep School Insomnia Workshops and 1-2-1 Clinic days helping clients in overcoming insomnia and getting back to living their lives in full.

Who is Dr Claire Durant?

Dr Claire Durant has a doctorate (PhD) from Bristol University, UK. Her thesis focused on the effect of treatments for severe depression on sleep. During her PhD, Claire also completed the Marie Curie international Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Education Program. Claire has been working in the field of sleep and neuropsychopharmacology (the study of how drugs affect the central nervous system to improve understanding of the brain and behaviour) for the last 6 years, and lectures on sleep science at MSc level. She is passionate and enthusiastic about sleep education and joins the Sleep School to help run the ‘Sleep To Perform‘ workshop series.

Who is Dr Guy Meadows?

Dr Guy Meadows is a sleep physiologist, with a doctorate (PhD) from Imperial College, London. He has been working in sleep for the past 13 years, of which 9 have been dedicated to helping chronic insomnia sufferers. He is pioneering the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Insomnia and runs therapist training workshops for the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapists (BABCP). He has received additional training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy at Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) at Mindfulness Training Ltd. He regularly attends, presents and runs workshops at ACT workshops and conferences and receives monthly ACT supervision. He is in the process of researching the use of ACT with chronic insomnia. He also has a diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from John Seymour Associates and University of West of England. Dr Guy Meadows is not a psychologist, psychotherapist or a psychiatrist.