Renata Riha, BMedSc MBBS (Hons) RPSGT FRACP MD (Edin) FRCP

Department of Sleep Medicine, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Renata Riha has been a Consultant in Sleep and Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh since 2004, and completed her MD at the Department of Sleep Medicine with Professor Sir Neil Douglas. She is an Honorary Reader at the University of Edinburgh.

She’s qualified in medicine at the University of Queensland and completed her specialist training in respiratory and sleep medicine in Australia. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh.

Apart from her heavy clinical workload and research interests, Renata has previously been a member of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) Education and Training Committee and continues informally as a member of the BTS Sleep advisory group. Currently, she is a member of the Harmonised Education in Respiratory Medicine for European Specialists (HERMES) taskforce in sleep medicine for the European Respiratory Society (ERS), Chair of Assembly 4.2 and a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS). She is also involved with the ERS/ESRS working group in sleep education and exam standard setting for Europe.

Renata is an Editorial Board Member of the journal SLEEP and an associate editor of the Journal of Sleep Research. Recently she was elected to BSS Executive Committee after ballot at AGM during British Sleep Society (BSS) 25th Anniversary Scientific Conference.

Her research interests include Genetics of sleep disorders, Cardiovascular consequences of sleep apnoea, Psychiatric and nosological aspects of parasomnias: slow-wave sleep disorders and REM-behaviour disorder, Narcolepsy, Dissociative sleep disorders, and Sleep in intellectual disability.