Sara Montagnese is a Professor of Chronobiology at the University of Surrey, in the UK, and is also an Associate Professor of Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician at Padova University Hospital, Italy.
She has a longstanding research interest in the circadian and sleep-wake disturbances exhibited by patients with cirrhosis and has made significant contributions to their understanding and their treatment. She is currently using her experience in the liver field as a model, and applying it to several other areas of medicine. In addition, she is working on the management of hospitalisation-related sleep-wake and circadian abnormalities, and on the definition of patient-specific tools for circadian assessment.
Prof Montagnese also has a longstanding clinical and research interest in hepatic encephalopathy, a cerebral complication of liver disease on which she has published extensively, especially in relation to diagnosis and differential diagnosis. She is Past President of the International Society for Hepatic Encephalopathy and Nitrogen Metabolism and a past member of the Governing Board of the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver.
She is Associate Editor and Special Section Editor (Snapshots) of Journal of Hepatology, and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Physiology – Chronobiology. Her research has been funded by the European Association for the Study of the Liver, the University of Padova, the CaRiPaRo foundation, the Italian Ministry of Health, and the EU-H2020.