Oliviero Bruni

Universitá de Roma

Oliviero Bruni received his M.D. in 1982 and Child Neuropsychiatry residency in 1986 from “La Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy). He is currently Associate Professor in Child Neurology and Psychiatry in the Dept. of Developmental and Social Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome.

He has been involved in sleep research and clinical care in children for over 25 years and has published over 170 peer-reviewed scientific papers in addition to several monographs and book chapters. 

He is founder and Past-President of the International Pediatric Sleep Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Association of Sleep Medicine, Field Editor (Pediatrics) of the journal Sleep Medicine and was elected as Chair of the Childhood Sleep Disorders and Development Section of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Dr. Bruni has been secretary of the European Pediatric Sleep Club of the European Sleep Research Society and has been also involved, as Pediatric Sleep Advisor of the World Health Organization, in the development of Night Noise Guidelines and ICF. 

His specific areas of interest are the different aspects of sleep disorders in children, the application of computer analysis in human sleep electroencephalogram and of the Cyclic Alternating Pattern, the investigation of sleep patterns in cognitive deficits ranging from mental retardation to specific learning disabilities like dyslexia, focusing on the relationships between sleep and cognition in learning impaired children.

He organized and acted as Faculty member in several International Congresses. He is currently participating in the Scientific Committees of the AASM; European Sleep Research Society and World Association of Sleep Medicine (now World Sleep Society) and participated as invited lecturer in several international congresses.