Meet the Snorer.com team!
Huge thanks to the team at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and particularly the Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre, who understood the challenge and wanted to be part of our vision for helping people get tested and treated for sleep apnoea.
Without their professional medical diagnosis and opinion, we wouldn’t have the crucial third partner in the ASAP Anonymous Sleep Apnoea Process™.
Some of our technical team wish to remain anonymous – and as we’re supporters of anonymity, we’re complying! We’ve had specialists working on:
- Technical modelling / architecture
- Online security
- Web front end
- Web back end
We’d like to thank the team at Runway for being their super-brilliant-helpful selves with the rather complicated back end (so anonymity is assured), our shop and everything else where we’ve asked for their help.
We’d also like to thank Tim Marsden and Simon Drew at Greenshires Printing. Thanks for your help specifying and advising on shipping boxes for ASAP™.
Thanks also to various team members at Solopress and Moo, for other incidental print work.
Adrian is a co-founder and former CEO of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine (BSDSM), he runs a LinkedIN group “The impact of sleep disorders on business” and is a member of the British Sleep Society.
How come he knows so much about this topic?
After leaving school, Adrian studied dental technology for 3 years and then served 8 years in the RAF Dental Branch, leaving with the rank of Sergeant and numerous technical qualifications. It was here, whilst working with industry specialists, that he first developed his interest in sleep medicine.
He was the specialist technician to Air Commodore Timothy Negus OBE, Consultant Advisor in Oro-Maxillofacial Surgery Tri-Service and while serving in the Armed Forces he began his long working relationship with Emeritus Professor John Stradling MD FRCP, of Osler Sleep Unit, Oxford University Hospital.
He went on to pioneer the first commercial dental sleep medicine laboratory in Europe; Zacher Sleep Appliances (ZSA Ltd). During the 11 years running ZSA, he invented a disposable, instant, oral sleep device that could be adjusted to suit the individual needs of the wearer and won an award for the device, having gained EU funds for CAD prototyping. During this time Adrian also taught dental technology and IT.
In 2005 he co-founded the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine (BSDSM) with Dr Roy Dookun and instigated their Pre-Treatment Screening Protocol , which forms the basis for sleep apnoea screening in the UK.
He continues to provide specialist sleep medicine training via Snorer.training which is an on-demand training program about sleep (primarily for dentists). Training is about the recognition, screening and management of sleep-related breathing disorders.
Zacher Sleep Appliances (ZSA Ltd.) provided custom oral appliances exclusively for medically diagnosed patients. These included private and patients on several clinical trials (one such supported by the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association ).
After ZSA, he consulted to ResMed on the developing opportunity for oral appliances, culminating in his recommendation to acquire the French company Laboratoires Narval, to mitigate risk to their existing PAP business and follow the reimbursed money into oral appliances.
Whilst consulting, he studied for his MBA at Oxford Brookes University, Business School as a recipient of the prestigious Business School scholarship. He was then headhunted to lead International Business Development for ResMed Narval as ResMed had taken his recommendation to acquire Laboratoires Narval. He successfully launched ResMed Narval into Sweden and worked on the US business case, which launched in June 2012. Adrian was ResMed’s subject matter expert on oral appliances and dental sleep medicine, contributing to international marketing and training. He left ResMed in February 2012.
Adrian is often asked for advice and insight in the field of sleep medicine.
In 2011 Adrian was approached to write a chapter in Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology Expert Consult, co-authored from a clinical perspective by Dr Michael McDevitt DDS. This was published online in 2012. Adrian has now completed the 2018 book chapter.
Adrian then took some time off to support his wife through the end of her pregnancy and help look after their first child born in May 2012. Their second child was born in 2015. Having eaten lots of curries and driven lots of fast cars (two more passions other than his family and ‘sleep’) he started work on Snorer.com Ltd in June 2012.
Adrian plans to expand Snorer.com’s services around the world to provide benefits to society and sleepy individuals.
He is the author of 4 different blogs:
- The Zaksleep blog – focusing on the snoring and sleep business
- Snorer.training blog – UK focused – for those interested in the dental recognition, screening and management of sleep-related breathing disorders
- Snorer.me blog – focused on the individual and partner – covering sleep & breathing topics ranging from the importance of sufficient good sleep, screening to diagnosis and treatment options
- Snorer.com blog – UK employer focused, about the impact of sleepiness on productivity
After many years in events, Emma wanted a change, and moved into career and talent management, working in a strategic career advisory, retraining with the first cohort of the CIPDs PgC in Career and Talent Management.
Having worked as ‘Head of Amazing’ and an Account Director in a leading B2B marketing agency, and more recently at M3 (EU) Ltd / Doctors.net.uk, Emma now runs her own consultancy business, supporting Snorer.com, whilst also working at Promontory Ltd.
Emma writes the blog The Snoring Lady.
He is a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England and a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. A member of Court of Examiners for Royal College of Surgeons of England, he was previously President of Sleep Medicine Section at Royal Society of Medicine, London 2009-2011.
- Assistant Editor for Journal of Laryngology and Otology
- NHS Consultant in ENT Surgery at Queens Hospital, Romford, Essex (Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust) and Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital (UCLH)
- Senior Lecturer at UCL since 1995
- Associate Professor at AUC, School of Medicine, USA
- Lectured nationally and internationally at various Sleep Medicine related conferences
- Appeared on various TV and Radio programmes to heighten the awareness of problems related to sleep disorders including
- BBC Breakfast
- BBC World
- Anglia Television
- Discovery Channel
- Published widely in the field – see website for further information. Recent commentator (2 May 2018) in The Evening Standard
He is currently a consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Cleft Surgeon and also Head of service for the departments of Maxillofacial, Restorative Dentistry and Orthodontics at the University Hospitals of Leicester, UK.
Lizzie completed her Research Fellowship in the Department of Sleep Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, investigating prevalence and treatment of sleep apnoea in adults with Down’s Syndrome. She is the UK national delegate for the European Society of Sleep Technologists and a member of the Executive Committee of the British Sleep Society, with editorial responsibility for the BSS newsletter.
As well as sleep, she enjoys yoga, skiing, campervanning and real ale.
In 1985 Prof Williams became tenured Professor of Medicine at U.C.L.A. and Co-Director of U.C.L.A’s Sleep Laboratory and was one of the first to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). In 1994, he returned to the UK taking up the directorship of the Sleep Disorders Centre at St Thomas’s Hospital. Here he developed one of the UK’s only comprehensive sleep services with continued interest in Sleep Disordered Breathing and its treatment.
In 2010, King’s College, London appointed him as the first substantive Professorial Chair in Sleep Medicine in the UK.
Shouresh is a general dentist who maintains a group of private practices in Edmonton and Calgary with an interest in Dental Sleep Medicine and TMD. He is actively involved in clinical research in Dental Sleep Medicine and his research focuses on developing new technologies to improve treatment outcome predictability and patient selection in Oral Appliance Therapy for patients with OSA (i.e. Obstructive Sleep Apnea).
Dr. Charkhandeh is a major advocate for the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to Dental Sleep Medicine which focuses on the collaboration of Sleep Physicians, Sleep Dentists and other healthcare professionals. He has been treating OSA patients for many years and also has trained hundreds of dentists in Dental Sleep Medicine.
She is an active member of the British Lung Foundation‘s OSA Advisory Panel, is an ‘Expert Patient’ of Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital, London and regularly liaises with sleep clinicians to help their patients struggling with CPAP.
Created by Emma Easton | Page last updated 15th August 2018