The Surrey Clinical Research Centre has a team of highly qualified staff with a long track record of experience in the field of psychopharmacology. The Centre has staff either certified or working towards Registered Polysomnographic Technologists™ (RPSGT) which is an internationally recognized credential representing the highest certification in the field for the health care professionals who clinically assess patients with sleep disorders.
Giuseppe Atzori BSc (Hons) MSc RPSGT (Clinical Research Officer)
Giuseppe holds degrees in Psychology. He has been a member of the Surrey CRC's Research team for ten years, thus gaining a wealth of experience in the field of psychometrics. In addition to implementing the Guildford Test Battery (GTB) and Cognitive Psychoperfomance Test Battery (CPTB), he is also responsible for the maintenance and update of paper-based tests. Furthermore, he has an academic interest in sleep and performance.
Rachel Sharman BSc (Hons) PhD (Clinical Research Officer)
Rachel holds a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Psychology (sleep disorders/insomnia). She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Surrey with an intercalated year as a research assistant in the Chronobiology Core at the Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard. Prior to joining the Surrey CRC research team she was as a PhD student at the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research where she evaluated the Neurocognitive Model of Insomnia. She specialises in the conducting and evaluation of both clinical and research sleep protocols utilising Polysomnography, Actigraphy, and Psychometric testing. Furthermore, she has an academic interest in sleep disorders, specifically insomnia, and sleep perception.