– Consultant Neuropsychiatrist
Irshaad Ebrahim obtained his medical degree from the Nelson
R Mandela School of Medicine, South Africa. He subsequently
trained in Psychiatry at University College, London and
Guy’s King’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals.
He has postgraduate qualifications in Family Therapy, Neuropharmacology
and Neuropsychiatry of Sleep and Memory disorders. He is
an Honorary Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and Senior Fellow
at The Sleep Disorders Centre St. Thomas’ Hospital,
London where he leads the Insomnia Service and Research
Irshaad has led a team of scientists and clinicians in
studying the role of the brain peptide Hypocretin (Orexin)
in Psychiatric, Sleep, Memory and Neurological Disorders.
He has published in a variety of peer-reviewed publications
and is a member of the British Medical Association, The
Royal Society of Medicine, The British Sleep Society, The
British Neuropsychiatry Association, the Royal College of
Psychiatrists and a committee member of the UK Narcolepsy
More recently he has been instrumental in establishing
an International Research Collaboration in Narcolepsy with
Professor Jerome Siegel at The Centre for Neurobiology Research
at UCLA, California. In early 2003, he established the London
Sleep Centre and is thought of as a pioneer in the world
of Private Sleep Medicine in the UK.