Nerina Ramlakhan PhD
Nerina Ramlakhan PhD is a physiologist who has specialised in maximising individual and organisational performance for over two decades. After completing her post-doctoral training and research into the effects of lifestyle interventions on the alleviation of mental disorders, she spent five years in corporate health screening before studying organisational psychiatry and psychology at Guys Hospital and beginning organisational consultancy, workshop facilitation and coaching.
As the original founder of BUPA’s Corporate Wellbeing Solutions, she is a regular speaker at many City groups. In April 2000, she set up her own consultancy and has worked in various industries including sport (Chelsea Football Club), legal, insurance, accountancy, management consultancy, various sections of the police services, media, investment banking, telecommunications, healthcare and pharmaceutical, oil, TV, defence, engineering and IT.
Nerina’s work with individuals and organisations includes motivational and leadership programmes at Ashridge Business School, Wellness and Energy programmes, return to work coaching following long-term sickness absence and burnout prevention. Nerina works with the Nightingale Psychiatric Hospital in London on their sleep, energy & physical health programmes that are designed to support mental wellbeing. She also runs regular sleep/energy workshops for women recovering from cancer at the Haven Centre in Fulham.
Nerina’s work has been featured in The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Sunday Express, The Guardian, New Scientist, The Evening Standard, The London Paper, Woman & Home, Healthy Living, Red and Psychologies Magazines. She has talked about power napping on the Radio 2 Chris Evans show and has appeared on GMTV, CNN and more recently, SKY NEWS talking about technology addiction. She recently appeared on ITV’s This Morning show teaching the nation how to sleep peacefully. Nerina is the sleep advisor to the Silent Night bed company.
Nerina uses her academic background in physiology, philosophy and psychology to guide her teaching, but her approach is highly practical. She has a strong belief that everyone can live a healthy and more fulfilling life by tapping into and nurturing their deepest inner resources – even in these hectic, technologically driven times that we live in. Her work, both with individuals and organisations, is dedicated to helping people to create greater balance, vitality, meaning and peace.
On a personal level, Nerina has a 12yr old daughter and in her spare time climbs, runs and practises yoga and meditation. Her bestselling second book, Fast Asleep Wide Awake was released in August 2016 and is now widely available in bookstores and Amazon. Her books have been featured on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ show, Woman’s Hour and The Today Programme (Radio 4) and the Steve Wright Show (Radio 2) and she appears regularly on the This Morning show and Niki Bedi’s Sunday morning show on Radio London. Nerina writes a regular blog for The Huffington UK and USA and NetDr.