Professor Gregory Stores

Sleep Disorders and Neuropsychiatry

Present appointments
Past appointments
Past provision of clinical services
General areas of interest
Special interests in sleep
Professional teaching
 • General
 • Books
 • Recent articles
 • Recent chapters
Non-professional interests

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Batchelor of Arts (First Class Honours, Psychology)
Master of Arts (Oxon)
Batchelor of Medicine, Batchelor of Surgery
Doctor of Medicine
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)

Present appointments

Emeritus Professor of Developmental Neuropsychiatry, University of Oxford
Emeritus Fellow, Linacre College, University of Oxford

Past appointments

Academic posts (Lecturer-Professor) in the University of Oxford
Clinical appointments (including Consultant) in the Oxford Region
Training posts in General Medicine, Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology,
Psychiatry and Psychology
Alumnus, Department of Neurology, Yale University

Past provision of clinical services

Consultant, Oxford sleep disorder services for adults and children with problems of insomnia, excessive sleepiness and parasomnias. Referrals from throughout the UK
Consultant, UK Special Centre for Children with Epilepsy, Oxford
Director, Oxford Regional Paediatric EEG Service (special service in long-term neurophysiological monitoring)

General areas of interest

Sleep and its disorders from childhood to old age
General neuropsychiatry

Special interests in sleep

Sleep disorders in neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, paediatric and general medical conditions
Disturbed behaviour or experiences at night (parasomnias)
Misinterpretation and misdiagnosis of sleep disorders in children and adults
Medical and other professional teaching and training about sleep and its disorders
Public education about sleep and its disorders

Professional teaching

Undergraduate and postgraduate groups in medicine and allied disciplines
Invited keynote speaker at international conferences


Over 200 publications mainly in peer-reviewed international journals and textbooks

Sole author, co-author or co-editor of several books


Stores G. Sleep and its Disorders in Children and Adolescents with a Neurodevelopmental Disorder. A Review and Clinical Guide.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2014

Stores G. Insomnia and other Adult Sleep Problems: The Facts.
Oxford University Press 2009

Stores G. Sleep Problems in Children and Adolescents: The Facts.
Oxford University Press 2009

Stores G. A Clinical Guide to Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents:
Cambridge University Press 2001

Stores G, Wiggs L (eds) Sleep Disturbance in Children and Adolescents with Disorders of Development: Its Significance and Management.
London: Mac Keith Press 2001

Recent articles

Stores G. Multifactorial influences, including comorbidities, contributing to sleep disturbance in children with a neurodevelopmental disorder. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. In press

Stores G. Thinking outside the box about children's sleep - a commentary on Gregory and Sadeh (2016). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 57 318-20

Stores G. (2015) Sleep disorders in children and adolescents. British Journal of Psychiatry Advances 21 124-31

Stores G. (2015) Review: Psychiatric and medical consequences of disordered sleep. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine 32 209-17

Stores G. (2014) Psychological disturbance associated with recurrent abnormal nocturnal events. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 75 696-700

Stores G. (2013) Sleep disturbance in childhood epilepsy: clinical implications, assessment and treatment. Archives of Disease in Childhood 98 548-51

Stores G, Stores R. (2013) Review: Sleep disorders in children with traumatic brain injury: a case of serious neglect. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 55 797-805

Stores RJ, Stores G. (2013) The significance of aspects of screening for obstructive sleep apnoea in children with Down syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 58 381-92

Stores G, Stores R. (2013) Sleep disorders and their clinical significance in children with Down syndrome. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 55 126-30

Recent chapters

Stores G. Intellectual disability and sleep disurbance. In: Accardo J (ed) Sleep in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. New York: Springer. In press

Stores G. (2014) Sleep Disorders. In: Huline-Dickens S ed Clinical Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists 287-300

Stores G. (2013) Associations and consequences of parasomnias: mood and behaviour. In: Kushida CA (ed) Encyclopedia of Sleep. San Diego CA: Elsevier 254-60

Stores G. (2010) Confusional arousals. In: Thorpy M & Plazzi G (eds) Parasomnias and other Sleep Related Movement Disorders. New York: Cambridge University Press 103-13

Stores G. (2010) Parasomnias: diagnosis and treatment sleep disorders. BMJ Learning. British Medical Journal

Stores G. (2010) Sleep in developmental disorders. In: Winkelman JW & Plante DT (eds) Foundations of Psychiatric Sleep Medicine. New York: Cambridge University Press 371-86

Stores G. (2010) Misdiagnosis of sleep disorders in adults and children: implications for clinical practice and epidemiology. In: Cappuccio F et al (eds) Sleep, Health and Society: from Aetiology to Public Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press 300-24

Non-professional interests

Early buildings

Collecting early oak furniture, carvings and related items

Medieval medicine

March 2016