PhD, RPSGT, RST, EST
Since 2001 Dr Di Pasquale has been active in adult and paediatric sleep medicine in Australia and the UK. He co-founded the Imperial College Centre for Sleep Science and Medicine and has served as an NHS Consultant at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington since 2008. In 2017 he founded the UK’s first independent paediatric sleep laboratory to improve accessibility to sleep services for both public and private patients. He has analysed and reported more than 20,000 adult and paediatric sleep studies. He recently relocated to Brisbane to be closer to family.
James’ professional interests focus on wellness, relieving suffering, and optimising personal performance. He earned his clinical research doctorate in sleep medicine at Imperial College London under the supervision of Professor Colin Sullivan (inventor of CPAP therapy, Sydney). Initially, his academic work focused on psychophysiological insomnia, and providing therapeutic support to adults with insomnia remains a major focus of his current clinical work. His other academic work focuses on the interactions between sleep-disordered breathing and allergic diseases and asthma in children, with a special focus on novel methods to non-invasively measure disease progression at home.
Since 2018, James has provided professional counselling support for couples and individuals from diverse backgrounds. As a counsellor, James takes a trauma-informed approach to his work with human behaviours and healing. He has extensive experience working compassionately with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, and self-harming behaviours. He also works with war veterans suffering from PTSD and regularly facilitates plant medicine-assisted therapies in Peru and Costa Rica.
He holds professional memberships with the British Sleep Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the European Sleep Research Society, the International Paediatric Sleep Association, and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.