About Gemma

Hi, I’m Gemma. I am a certified baby and child sleep specialist who works with families all over the world. I help them prepare for their little ones’ arrival, establish healthy sleep habits and I offer support if any concerns arise. I’ve had a successful career in medical education, healthcare and teaching and I retrained as a sleep specialist following my own journey navigating my daughter’s sleep needs. I have a particular focus on the biological and psychological aspects of sleep and I use personalised, evidence-based and holistic methods to improve the wellbeing of the whole family.

I am a member of the International Pediatric Sleep Association.

More importantly I’m a very proud mum of two wonderful little ones, Elodie and Charlie.

Previous employers:

  • Head of Education & Professional Development; Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (still current – on maternity leave)
  • Visiting Lecturer; King’s College London Dental School
  • Professional Development Tutor; University College London Medical School
  • Education Manager; Prostate Cancer UK
  • Learning and Development Manager (health professionals); Changing Faces
  • Lecturer in Health Studies; Braintree College

Previous employers:

  • Education & Professional Development Manager; Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (still current)
  • Visiting Lecturer; King’s College London Dental School
  • Professional Development Tutor; University College London Medical School
  • Education Manager; Prostate Cancer UK
  • Learning and Development Manager (health professionals); Changing Faces
  • Lecturer in Health Studies; Braintree College

Voluntary work:

  • Trustee, West Kent Mind, Sevenoaks

Education:

  • Infant and Child Sleep Consultant Certification; Baby Sleep Consultant (New Zealand)
  • PGDip Professional Research; University College London
  • Masters in Public Health; University of Essex
  • PGCE in Adult Education; University of Greenwich
  • BSc (hons) Nursing (Children); University of Hertfordshire

My LO (6 months) was waking up during the night multiple times and would not go back to sleep without being breastfeed. When it came to naps we got to the point where i was rocking him for 40 min, sometimes both of us crying and the moment he hit the mattress he immediately opened his eyes and started crying again.

I knew something needed to change, I was exhausted and I knew that the sleep my baby was getting wasn’t the best sleep he could or should be getting.

With Gemma’s support and guidance we have managed to break this vicious cycle we have been in for too much time now i realise. I have learned to trust myself and trust my baby boy, and realised that he was waiting for me to be ready more than the other way.

From day 2 I could see massive improvements in my baby’s sleep! Now, my perfect sleeping baby goes into his bed awake, happy, and drifts off to sleep easily.

This has literally changed our life. Just amazing.

We kindly thank Gemma for the help, patience and support she has given us. It is reassuring to know you have someone to ask questions as you go and build your trust.

Thank you Gemma!

R&L (6 months)