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In addition to her role at Geneva University Hospital, Charlotte has held several academic posts in the UK - at Oxford Brookes University, the University of Birmingham and Canterbury Christ Church University. Her research has focused on the impact of altitude on sleep and the effect it has on cognition and performance.

 

Now living in Chamonix Mont-Blanc in the French Alps, she is well placed to take theoretical and empirical work out into the field. She is one of several researchers responsible for running an annual study during the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.

 

This ongoing project assesses the impact of severe sleep deprivation on runners’ performance and psychomotor vigilance. The study also focuses on the interaction between homeostatic sleep pressure and circadian rhythm, under explicit environmental stresses.  

 

Having worked for 7 years in a clinical sleep laboratory, Charlotte now runs private sleep clinics, where she advises, assesses, and diagnoses individuals with a wide range of sleep problems and disorders. She works alongside a team of colleagues – from physiotherapists to GPs to nutritionists to ‘prescribe’ quality sleep.

 

She also works in an educational capacity in the corporate, sports and public domains, where she delivers lectures, workshops and seminars that serve to raise awareness about the importance of sleep. She is particularly interested in the cognitive and health related impairment that results from disturbed sleep - and the effect this has on performance.

 

For more information, please contact Charlotte by email at info@charlotteedelsten.com