Prof Heather Elphick



About Heather Elphick

Prof Heather Elphick MBChB MRCP MD is a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine and Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University.

Heather has been consultant in Sheffield since 2008, having trained at Alder Hey and Melbourne Children’s Hospitals. She leads the sleep service at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, managing a comprehensive range of sleep disorders. Heather holds an Honorary Chair with the University of Sheffield, in recognition of her collaborative work in research, leading nationally funded projects, including the “Wake Up to Sleep” project promoting awareness of the impacts of sleep deprivation.

Heather is passionate about improving sleep for children and their families. She has spoken at The Sleep Charity’s manifesto launch at the Houses of Parliament and has appeared regularly in the media in support of the importance of children’s sleep.

Clinical training: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Melbourne Children’s Hospital, Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Clinical interests: sleep-disordered breathing, non-respiratory sleep disorders, narcolepsy, long-term ventilation

Research: NIHR i4i grants for development of the Contactless Portable Respiratory Monitor (CPRM) and development of custom-made interfaces for children using non-invasive ventilation. She has collaborated on further NIHR funded projects including the PLEASANT asthma trial and has recently received an award from the Health Foundation for development of a city-wide behavioural sleep service in Sheffield.