Riemann, Dieter

Germany Hauptstr. 5, Freiburg, 79104


I obtained a Ph. D. in Psychology in 1988 and I am a full Professor of Clinical Psychophysiology at the Centre for Mental Disorders of Freiburg University Medical Centre/ Germany since 1993. Since 2013 I am heading my own Department at Freiburg University Medical Centre. From 2006 - 2008 I held an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical School/NY. From 2007-2013 I  was a member of the APA´s work group sleep disorders for DSM 5. From 2008 – 2016 I was treasurer of the European Sleep Research Society. In 2009 I founded the European Insomnia Network (EIN). Since 2015 I am a Visiting Professor at Oxford University (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences). – SCNi. 

I have been active in sleep medicine and sleep research for almost three decades and have published more than 350 peer-reviewed articles and given more than 600 presentations at national and international meetings. Since 2017 I am the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Sleep Research. My present work focuses mainly on different aspects of insomnia including diagnostics, epidemiology, therapeutics and neurobiology. 

I am also a clinical psychologist with an approbation for cognitive-behavioral therapy. Furthermore, I am a certified clinical supervisor for CBT. I direct the sleep lab of the Centre for Mental Disorder and its Clinical Psychology service and I am also a certified somnologist (DGSM/ ESRS).

I am also in charge of the sleep outpatient clinic which is specialised in neuropsychiatric sleep medicine. We offer single and group psychotherapy for patients with insomnia (CBT-I). We also offer numerous teaching and educational events teaching about all aspects of insomnia.

  • Germany Hauptstr. 5, Freiburg, 79104

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Centre for Mental Disorders, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
20+ Years
20+ Years
Centre for Mental Disorders
Freiburg University Medical Centre
20+ Years
Insomnia, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Nightmare Syndrome
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