Member of RUSI

Dr. Erna Sif Arnardóttir

Reykjavík University
Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Erna Sif Arnardottir is an Assistant Professor at the Departments of Engineering and Computer Science at Reykjavik University and the Director of the Reykjavik University Sleep Institute (RUSI).

She also has an advisory position at the Landspitali – The National University Hospital of Iceland. She has over 15 years of experience within the field of clinical and scientific sleep research. Currently, she is the President of the Icelandic Sleep Research Society and a board member of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) task force “Beyond the apnoea-hypopnea index – Standardization of additional measures in adult sleep studies for obstructive sleep disordered breathing”, which just published its first paper (Pevernagie et al 2020).
She also coordinated the launch of the ESRS Early Career Research Network. She has authored over 40 published peer-reviewed papers and one book chapter. Currently, Dr. Arnardottir and her team are focusing on new ways to assess sleep disordered breathing severity, from habitual snoring to severe OSA. Erna is the Principal Investigator in a grant from EU Horizon 2020, from October 2020. The project name is SLEEP REVOLUTION, is an inter-disciplinary and international research and development project with 37 partner institutions and companies in Europe and Australia. aim is to bring personalized medicine to sleep apnoea research, which aligns completely with the research aims of this project.
Dr. Arnardottir is the Icelandic Principal Investigator (PI) of NordSleep, a consortium project between Iceland, Finland and Norway. Her Google scholar profile shows >2000 citations, an H-index of 20 and i10-index of 27. At present she supervises 1 postdoctoral researcher, 3 PhD students, 6 MSc students and 1 BSc student in the field of sleep research.