Lindsay is a Research Fellow in mental health 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 devices. Her works embeds meaningful patient and public involvement (PPI) and/or co-production.
Her latest work is examining 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 and self-harm 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.