Joseph Gannon BSc (Hons), RPSGT
Chief Sleep Physiologist
After studying in Oxford and gaining a passion for sleep Joseph moved in to the niche field of Phase 1 clinical trials. Testing new drug agents in man for the first time, with a specialist view upon drug interaction and sleep architecture at Hammersmith Medicine Research(HMR), London. Joseph was part of a team performing and interpreting sleep studies pre and post dosing of volunteers.
His next move was to the largest sleep centre in Europe at the Adult Sleep Service, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust. As part of team here Joseph was responsible for performing at home and in patient sleep studies. Interpretation of sleep studies was an integral part of the role as the unit would often perform 90 sleep studies a week.
A key aspect was the identification and management of sleep apnoea. Joseph interpreted diagnostic sleep studies and commenced patients on CPAP therapy and provided a follow up service.
Moving on from Guys and St Thomas Joseph took on a Senior Physiologist role at the prestigious Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children NHS Trust. Joseph helped lead a team in the performance and analysis of 42 sleep studies a week with a focus on sleep apnoea and sleep disordered breathing. While in post Joseph also achieved the coveted status of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), only one of 55 in the country.
While working at Guys and St Thomas’ and Great Ormond Street Joseph has also provided his senior level experience as a locum at Worthing Adult Sleep Service and Wythenshawe Adult Sleep Service in Manchester. At Wythenshawe Joseph is also involved in the lecturing of new students as part of the NHS drive for Modernising Scientific Careers.
Joseph is also a member of the British Sleep Society, Association of Respiratory Technology and Physiology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.