Biography

Dr Alanna Hare is a consultant in respiratory medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital, where she treats private and NHS patients.

Dr Hare graduated from Selwyn College, University of Cambridge in 1999, and completed her postgraduate training at Imperial College London in 2002. She continued with postgraduate training in respiratory and general medicine in London at St Mary’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital.

In 2013, Dr Hare completed a master’s in clinical education and was awarded a distinction for her work on the assessment of clinical competence. As part of the prestigious Darzi Fellowship scheme, she has completed postgraduate training in medical leadership and management.

She has trained in cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTi) at the University of Oxford.

Clinical expertise

Dr Alanna Hare has a specialist interest in sleep disorders including:

  • insomnia
  • sleep apnoea
  • restless legs syndrome
  • periodic limb movement disorder
  • parasomnias.

She runs specialist clinics in sleep disorders, respiratory failure and domiciliary ventilation, to help patients who are suffering with symptoms such as:

  • daytime sleepiness
  • lack of concentration.

Dr Hare is able to offer patients a number of treatments to improve their symptoms, including:

  • cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTi)
  • continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) for sleep apnoea
  • non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for respiratory failure.

Teaching

Alongside her role as a consultant physician, Dr Alanna Hare is the deputy director of medical education for the Trust, and is a local training programme director for core medical trainees. She is actively involved in education and training for the Trust’s multidisciplinary team.

Dr Hare has developed a simulator-based training programme in non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for clinicians, for which she was awarded a European Respiratory Society education grant. She has spoken nationally and internationally on the importance of training the multidisciplinary team in NIV. In addition, she has written a number of book chapters and articles on education and training in NIV.

As an expert in sleep, she also speaks regularly in the corporate world on the importance of sleep for health, wellbeing and work productivity.

More information

Dr Alanna Hare regularly shares her knowledge about sleep and respiratory medicine in blogs and in the news.