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Catherine Hill, Ph.D., BM, MSc, MRCP, FRCPCH, ES

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Catherine Hill, Ph.D., BM, MSc, MRCP, FRCPCH, ES

Professor of Sleep Medicine
Child Health, Division
Clinical Experimental Sciences

Chair, Faculty of Medicine Ethics Committee
Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Sleep Medicine
Southampton Children’s Hospital
Southampton, United Kingdom

Dr. Cathy Hill is a Professor of Sleep Medicine in Child Health at the University of Southampton and Consultant in Sleep Medicine at Southampton Children’s Hospital in the United Kingdom. She is a certified European Somnologist and leads a multi-disciplinary children’s sleep disorder service which provides secondary and tertiary diagnostic and therapeutic services across the South of England. She has a long-standing interest in education and in the early years of her consultant career was involved in undergraduate curriculum development and the commissioning of a new education center. Teaching remains a focus and she has developed a post-graduate sleep training course for professionals which aims to give pediatricians, child psychologists & psychiatrists and nurses the practical knowledge and skills to manage children’s sleep disorders. She has delivered this multi-professional training in Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Hill’s research interests embrace sleep and neurocognition in both typically developing children and those with developmental disorders. Current and recent research includes as chief investigator for a multi-center study of sleep disordered breathing in young children with Down syndrome and the study of movement disorders in sleep.



Hill CM. Invited commentary. Sodium oxybate for narcolepsy in childhood. Lancet Child and Adolescent. 2018. Vol. 2, No. 7, p466–467.

Hill CM and Everitt H. Chronic insomnia in childhood –clinical education article. BMJ 2018; 363 k3797 doi:

Joyce A, Hill CM, Karmiloff-Smith A and Dimitriou D. A cross-syndrome comparison of sleep-dependent learning on a cognitive procedural task: Evidence for typical and atypical learning strategies. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. In press.

Kingshott R, Gahleitner F, Elphick H, Gringras P, Farquhar M, Pickering RM, Martin J, Reynolds J, Joyce A, Gavlak J, Evans H & Hill CM. Multi-channel sleep studies at home: research and clinical experience. Archives of Disease in Childhood. In press

Gogo E, van Sluijs RM, Cheung T, Gaskell C, Jones L, Alwan NA, Hill CM. Objectively confirmed prevalence of rhythmic movement disorder in pre-school children. Sleep Medicine. 25-SEP-2018 DOI information: 10.1016/j.sleep.2018.08.021

Hill CM, Bucks RS, Cellini N, Motamedi S, Carroll A, Heathcote K, Webster R, Simpson D. Cardiac autonomic activity during sleep in high altitude resident children compared to lowland residents. Sleep. 2018 Sep 13. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsy181

Bevan R, Grantham-Hill S, Sankey R, Clayton E, Venditti H, Stickland A, Hill CM. Sleep quality and noise: comparisons between hospital and home settings. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Online July 2018. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2018-315168

Hill CM, Elphick H, Farquhar M, Gringras P, Pickering RM, Kingshott R, Martin J, Reynolds J, Joyce A, Rush C, Gavlak J, Evans H. Prediction of obstructive sleep apnea in young children with Down syndrome with pulse oximetry. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Online May 2018. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-314409

Capanna MV, Hou R, Garner M, Yuen HM, Hill CM. Risk-taking in junior doctors working night shifts. Intensive Care Medicine. 2017;43(5):709-710. doi: 10.1007/s00134-016-4671-2

Hill CM, Bucks RS, Kennedy CR, Harrison D, Carroll A, Upton N, Hogan AM. Is hearing loss a mediator of executive function impairment in sleep disordered breathing? Sleep Medicine.2017, 34:18-23.

Hill CM, Evans H, Elphick H, Farquhar M, Pickering RM, Kingshott R, Martin J, Reynolds J, Joyce A, Rush C, Gavlak J, Gringras P. Prevalence and predictors of obstructive sleep apnea in young children with Down syndrome. Sleep Medicine 2016; 27-28:99-106.

Gwyther A, Walter AS and Hill CM. Rhythmic movement disorder in childhood: an integrative review. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 2017 35: 62-75.

Gahleitner F, Hill CM and Evans HJ. Paediatric Sleep Physiology and Sleep Disordered Breathing. 9th Journal of the ENT Masterclass Jan 2017.

McCann M, Bayliss DM, Pestel C, Hill CM, Bucks RS. The relationship between Sleep and Working Memory in Children with Neurological Conditions. Child Neuropsychology. 2016. 09297049.2016.1231298

Hill CM, Carroll A, Dimitriou D, Gavlak J, Heathcote K, L’Esperance V, Baya A, Webster R, Pushpanathan M, Bucks RS. Sleep quality and respiratory parameters in Andean children native to high altitude compared to low altitude dwelling peers: a polysomnographic study. SLEEP. 39 (12): 2149-2155. DOI: 10.5665/sleep.6316

Hill CM and Evans HJ. Pulse oximetry is one night enough? Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2016. 101 (12): 1082-1083. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-310483.

Stickland A, Clayton E, Sankey R, Hill CM. A qualitative study of sleep quality in children and their resident parents when in hospital. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2016;101(6):546-51. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309458

Baird J, Hill CM, Robinson S, Godfrey K, Harvey N, Cooper C, Inskip HM. Sleep duration at age 3 relates to lean and fat mass at age 4: the Southampton Women’s Survey. J of Sleep Research 2016. Aug;25(4):412-8. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12389

Hill CM, Baya A, Gavlak J, Carroll A, Heathcote K, Dimitriou D, Lesperance V, Webster R, Holloway J, Virues-Ortega J, Kirkham F, Bucks R & Hogan A. Adaptation to Life in the High Andes: Nocturnal Oxyhemoglobin Saturation in Early Development. Sleep 2016. May 1;39 (5):1001-. DOI:10.5665/sleep.5740

Ashworth, A., Hill, C.M., Karmiloff-Smith, A. and Dimitriou, D. The differential effects of sleep on declarative memory consolidation in children with Down syndrome and Williams syndrome. Developmental Science 2015.1-13. doi: 10.1111/desc.12383