Imperial College London

Dr Lindsay H. Dewa

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Advanced Research Fellow



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Lindsay is an Advanced Research Fellow in mental health at the NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre and Honorary Research Psychologist at West London NHS Trust. She currently leads projects examining patient safety in mental health, and her work primarily focuses on detecting youth mental health deterioration using digital devices. Her works embeds meaningful patient and public involvement (PPI) and/or co-production.

Her latest work examines the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on the mental health and coping strategies of young people. This work is co-produced with young people with experience of mental health difficulties. Other work centres on sleep, suicide, self-harm and care transitions in vulnerable and seldom-heard groups. She is also Topic Lead in Mental Health and Wellbeing for the Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention module for MBBS at Imperial. 

Lindsay's background is in psychology (BA, MSc) and forensic psychology (MSc). During her PhD, titled: Insomnia in a prison population: a mixed methods study, she studied the prevalence and associated factors of insomnia including depression, suicidality and anxiety in a large cohort of male and female prisoners at The University of Manchester. She subsequently designed and tested a novel treatment pathway for insomnia for prisoners in a high secure prison in England after winning a Health Foundation Innovating for Improvement Award. She has over 15 years research experience that spans across public health, psychology and forensic mental health.



Dewa L, Crandell C, Choong E, et al., 2021, CCopeY: a mixed-methods co-produced study on the mental health status and coping strategies of young people during COVID-19 UK lockdown, Journal of Adolescent Health, ISSN:1054-139X

Aboaja A, Perry A, Steele R, et al., 2020, Sleep interventions for adults admitted to psychiatric inpatient settings: a scoping review protocol, The Jbi Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, ISSN:1838-2142

Dewa L, Lawrence-Jones A, Kalorkoti C, et al., 2020, Reflections, impact and recommendations of a co-produced qualitative study with young people who have experience of mental health difficulties, Health Expectations, ISSN:1369-6513

Archer S, Thibaut B, Dewa L, et al., 2020, Barriers and facilitators to incident reporting in mental healthcare settings: a qualitative study, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Vol:27, ISSN:1351-0126, Pages:211-223

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