Dr. Kirstie Anderson

Dr K Anderson  BMedSci, MBBS, MRCP, DPhil (Oxon)  Consultant Neurologist


Dr Anderson is a Consultant Neurologist working within the Regional Sleep Service in Newcastle and an Honorary Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University.

She trained in Newcastle, Cambridge, Oxford, Papworth and the National Hospital for Neurology, London. After graduating from Newcastle with distinction, she undertook general medical training in Cambridge. Specialist neurological training was undertaken at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Oxford, Newcastle and Cambridge. She was a Wellcome Clinical Training Fellow at the University of Oxford leading to a DPhil in 2003. Dr Anderson took up her current post as Consultant Neurologist and sleep specialist at the RVI, Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2008 and was appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University in 2009.

Dr Anderson is one of the few sleep neurologists in the UK. She works within the large, multidisciplinary Regional Sleep Service in Newcastle. Inpatient and outpatient adult sleep patients are seen at the RVI and Freeman Hospitals, paediatric sleep patients at the Great North Children's Hospital. She has lectured widely on sleep medicine and developed an insomnia training course. Research interests include digital health therapies to assess sleep and treat insomnia and the role of sleep disturbance in mental health problems and neurodegeneration. She was featured on the BBC's “Goodnight Britain” documentary series, appeared at the Cheltenham and Newcastle Science Festivals and has helped to establish an online insomnia therapy programme at www.sleepstation.org.uk. This was the first online insomnia therapy available for widespread use within the NHS. She is a member of the British Sleep Society and sits on an expert working group developing consensus guidelines for insomnia therapy. For further information about sleep and sleep research in Newcastle – www.neurone.org.uk/sleep-resources.

Contact Information and patient referral

NHS clinics are run at the RVI, Newcastle on Fridays, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle on Wednesdays and Durham on alternate Tuesdays. 

Contact Information:


Telephone: 0191 2336161

All patients from the UK should be referred by their GP or another medical specialist.

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