Dr. Erna Sif Arnardóttir

Dr. Erna Sif Arnardottir is a Research Specialist at the RU Department of Engineering and Director of RUSI. She also holds a part-time position at the Department of Internal Medicine at the Landspitali –The National University Hospital of Iceland. She has 15 years of experience within the field of clinical and scientific sleep research. Currently, she is the President of the Icelandic Sleep Research Society and the chair of the Assembly of National Sleep Societies and European Sleep Research Society (ANSS-ESRS) task force “Beyond the apnoea-hypopnea index –Standardization of additional measures in adult sleep studies for obstructive sleep disordered breathing”, which just published its first paper (Pevernagie et al 2020). She is a member of the executive committee of the ANSS and coordinated the launch of the ESRS Early Career Research Network. She has authored 40 published peer-reviewed papers and one book chapter. Currently, Dr. Arnardottir and her team are focusing on new ways to assess sleep disordered breathing severity, from habitual snoring to severe OSA. The aim is to bring personalized medicine to sleep apnoea research, which aligns completely with the research aims of this project. Dr. Arnardottir is the Icelandic Principal Investigator (PI) of a consortium project between Iceland, Finland and Norway headed by Dr. Juha Töyräs of Finland called “Novel wearable sensors and machine learning solutions for personalized diagnostics and treatment of sleep apnoea(NordSleep)”. Her Google scholar profile shows 1881 citations, an H-index of 19 and i10-index of 27. At present she supervises 10 MSc and 2 PhD students.