Matthew Walker is a neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Berkeley. He began his career in sleep research as a graduate student at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, where he eventually became a faculty member. He has been a professor at UC Berkeley since 1998 and is currently at the Center for Human Sleep Science Director.
He has published numerous research papers in scientific journals on sleep, and has been awarded several grants for his research. Some notable examples include:
- The Sleep Research Society's Young Investigator Award (2003): Given to young investigators who have made significant contributions to the field of sleep research.
- The American Academy of Sleep Medicine's Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award (2011): Given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of sleep medicine.
- The National Sleep Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award (2016): Given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of sleep research throughout their careers.
In addition to these awards, he has received several grants to support his research and has been recognized by his peers as a leading expert in the field of sleep research. He has published numerous research papers in scientific journals, many of which have been highly cited, and has been invited to speak at conferences and other events worldwide.
Matthew Walker is also a highly sought-after speaker and has given numerous talks and lectures on the importance of sleep and the impact of sleep deprivation on human health.