Sophie Bostock – Keynote Speaker

Sleep Evangelist

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Specialist Subjects

  • Innovation Unlocked: How Sleep Fuels Creativity
  • Doing Less to Achieve More: Sleep and Successful Leadership
  • Sleeping for Peak Performance
  • Sleeping for the Sleep Deprived: How to Make the Most of It
  • Digital Medicine
  • Workplace Performance in Relation to Sleep and Mental Health


  • English


Dr Sophie Bostock is a Sleep Evangelist on a mission: to help millions of people to improve their lives by unlocking the science of sleep and performance. Sophie has always been intrigued by what makes us feel good and perform at our best. Following degrees in Medicine and Entrepreneurship, she completed a PhD in Psychobiology at University College London (UCL).

Her award-winning research investigated why positive emotions protect against work stress and heart disease. This led to an interest in sleep in as one of the unsung heroes of wellbeing and performance. Subsequently, Sophie spent 5 years as Innovation Lead at Big Health, and helped to grow a fledgling startup into a thriving international digital medicine company. She was awarded an NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellowship for her work on, the online sleep improvement programme, which is now available free for millions of NHS patients.

Sophie Bostock has published research into sleep and workplace well-being with leading scientists around the world, including collaborators at the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford. An accident caused by sleep deprivation was the trigger for Sophie to become a full time champion for the importance of sleep. She launched to provide performance training for clients in business, the military and elite sport.

As an international speaker, she creates and delivers tailored keynote speeches, training workshops and coaching to enable people to adapt their daily routines to feel better and sustain high performance. Sophie regularly features as sleep expert in national media, including for ITV’s This Morning, GB News and the Jeremy Vine show. She has been invited to deliver talks for TEDx and Talks@Google. She is an advisor to The Sleep Charity. Sophie continues to experiment with her own sleep and performance.

In 2021, Sophie Bostock rowed around Britain to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. In 2022, she went off grid for 10 weeks and paddled 2000 km from Canada to Alaska. In August 2023, she will compete for GBR in the Outrigger Canoe World Championships in Samoa.

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