Professor Vladyslav Vyazovskiy

Professor of Sleep Physiology, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics


Professor Vladyslav Vyazovskiy is Professor of Sleep Physiology in Oxford's Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG) and Tutorial Fellow in Medicine at Hertford College.

His research interests include neurobiology of sleep, torpor and hibernation, psychedelics and relevance of sleep for mental health.

Professor Vyazovskiy graduated from Kharkiv National University, Ukraine and then completed a PhD at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Following postdoctoral and lectureship positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and Surrey University in the UK, he first joined DPAG as a Senior Research Fellow, before becoming Associate Professor of Neuroscience and then Professor of Sleep Physiology. He is a member of Sir Jules Thorn Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi) and Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery.

Professor Vyazovskiy is a Vice-President of the European Sleep Research Society and a Director of Graduate Studies at DPAG. 


  • Sleep
  • Hibernation
  • Torpor
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychedelics
  • Brain
  • Mental health

Media experience

Professor Vladyslav Vyazovskiy has media experience including interviews and providing commentaries with providers such as BBC Radio, The New York Times, NPR (National Public Radio) and The Wall Street Journal as well as generating popular content for The Conversation. Professor Vyazovskiy also has experience with podcasts and delivered a TEDx talk titled Can Humans Hibernate