Dr Lindsay Dewa holds a BA in Psychology and Criminology and two MScs, one in Psychological Research Methods and one in Forensic Psychology. Lindsay's PhD focused on insomnia in men and women prisoners. Studies included in her PhD examined the prevalence of poor sleep quality and insomnia disorder, associated factors and the management of insomnia in a prison population. She successfully produced a treatment pathway for insomnia in prison that satisfied service users, staff and academic sleep researcher's perspectives.
Lindsay currently works as a research associate at the NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre and project manages six projects examining patient safety in mental health. Lindsay's current research interests focus on bringing the sleep and safety fields together. She has over 10 years research experience that spans across public health, psychology and forensic mental health.
et al., 2017, Insomnia management in prisons in England and Wales: a mixed-methods study, Journal of Sleep Research, Vol:26, ISSN:0962-1105, Pages:322-329
et al., 2017, Trouble sleeping inside: a cross-sectional study of the prevalence and associated risk factors of insomnia in adult prison populations in England, Sleep Medicine, Vol:32, ISSN:1389-9457, Pages:129-136
et al., 2016, A systematic review of patient safety in mental health: a protocol based on the inpatient setting., Syst Rev, Vol:5
et al., 2015, Prevalence, associated factors and management of insomnia in prison populations: An integrative review, Sleep Medicine Reviews, Vol:24, ISSN:1087-0792, Pages:13-27
Dewa LH, Ireland CA, Ireland JL, 2014, Terror Management Theory: The Influence of Terrorism Salience on Anxiety and the Buffering of Cultural Worldview and Self-esteem, Psychiatry Psychology and Law, Vol:21, ISSN:1321-8719, Pages:370-384