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Professor of Sleep Medicine and NHMRC Practitioner Fellow, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney

Ron Grunstein is Professor of Sleep Medicine, University of Sydney based at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He heads the NHMRC Centre for Translational Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology and the NHMRC Australasian Sleep Trials Network. He has been a Practitioner Fellow of the NHMRC since 2002. Professor Grunstein was the President of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies (2007-11) which represents over 12,000 researchers and sleep clinicians globally and was President of the Australasian Sleep Association 1994-7. He was awarded the Nathaniel Kleitman Award of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in 2011


  • –present
    Professor of Sleep Medicine, University of Sydney


  • 1996 
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden, PhD
  • 1994 
    University of Sydney, Doctor of Medicine
  • 1980 
    University of Sydney, MB BS

Research Areas

  • Medical And Health Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified (119999)