TERESA PAIVA, Professor of Clinical Neurosciences, CENC-Sleep Medicine Center, PORTUGAL

Teresa Paiva achieved her Medical Degree in 1969. She is Neurologist and Neurophysiologist, by the Portuguese Medical Association since 1975, with the title of European Somnologist since 2012 and the Competence in Sleep Medicine since 2013. She was a staff Neurologist Hospital Santa Maria (1976-2006) and accomplished the PhD Thesis in 1992 and Aggregation in 1997 at the University of Lisbon. 


Further she has been Associate Professor of Neurology the Medical Faculty of Lisbon (FML) and invited Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Institute Superior Técnico, 2003-2016.  Currently she is Clinical Director of CENC – Sleep Medicine Center, Lisbon since 1983. CENC is a multidisciplinary private unit dedicated to Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research, which is a national reference in both fields. CENC is currently a partner of national and international excellence networks, namely ​the Comprehensive Health Research Center (CHRC) which is led by Nova Medical School; ISAMB (Institute of Environmental Health of the Medical Faculty of Lisbon) and European Narcolepsy Network from the European Sleep Research Society. She has published more than 154 scientific papers, she is editor/co-editor of 13 books about sleep, and co-author of 70 book chapters, and supervised 11 PhD and 62 Master Degree thesis.She is often invited for scientific conferences, by the media and talks for the general public. She is the promoter of a website for dissemination of sleep and sleep literacy: www.isleep.pt  Their fields of interest are Sleep Medicine, Sleep and Society, Sleep and Violence, Sleep and Environment