Imperial College London

Dr Lindsay H. Dewa

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 0815l.dewa




328Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





Lindsay currently is postdoctoral research associate in patient safety at the NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. She currently leads projects examining patient safety in mental health, and her work primarily focuses on detecting mental health deterioration using digital tools. Other work centres on sleep, suicide and self-harm in vulnerable and seldom-heard groups.  

In addition, she is Topic Leader in mental health and wellbeing for the Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention module for Undergraduate Medicine.

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. She consequently designed a novel treatment pathway for insomnia for prisoners in England. She has over 10 years research experience that spans across public health, psychology and forensic mental health.



Thibaut B, Dewa L, Ramtale S, et al., Patient safety in inpatient mental health settings: a systematic review, Bmj Open, ISSN:2044-6055

Archer S, Thibaut B, Dewa L, et al., 2019, Barriers and facilitators to incident reporting in mental healthcare settings: a qualitative study, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, ISSN:1351-0126

Dewa L, Lavelle M, Pickles K, et al., 2019, Young adults’ perceptions of using wearables, social media and other technologies to detect worsening mental health: a qualitative study, Plos One, Vol:14, ISSN:1932-6203

Dewa LH, Hassan L, Shaw J, et al., 2018, The design of a treatment pathway for insomnia in prison settings in England: a modified Delphi study, Bmj Open, Vol:8, ISSN:2044-6055


Dewa L, Carey J, Aboaja A, Forensic Aspects of Sleep, 11th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry, ISSN:8270-9629

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