Peter Gruenewald

Peter Gruenewald

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Peter is an internationally recognised authority in the field of resilience training, stress management and performance as well as in clinical chronobiology. He is managing director of Adaptive Resilience Ltd.

Peter works as an Honorary Clinical Specialist in Sleep Medicine at University College Hospital and as a part-time private GP in London and was previously a GP in the NHS for 24 years. He contributes to leadership development programmes at a number of institutions, including Saïd Business School, the Major Project Leadership Academy; the Institute of Public Administration (Ireland); the National Offender Management Service (NOMS); Aspirant Directors of Public Health and Leaders in Children Services.

His workshops focus on developing resilience, stress management and performance, as well as leading under pressure.

Peter is the author of The Quiet Heart. Putting Stress in its Place. (Floris Books, 2007), which describes a highly effective approach to stress management and personal development, using techniques based on neuroscience, clinical chronobiology, mindfulness, and positive and motivational psychology to enhance well-being, leadership and performance under pressure and in crisis.

Peter completed his medical training at the Medizinische Universität Wien and at the Medizinische Universität Graz.


Peter teaches Adaptive Resilience for Leaders at the Major Project Leadership Academy.

This academy is jointly run by Saïd Business School and the Cabinet Office.