Imperial College London

Dr Lindsay H. Dewa

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate



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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 in England. 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 prisoner-patients, prison and healthcare staff and academic sleep researcher's perspectives, and is now testing this in one high secure prison, as part of the Health Foundation Innovating for Improvement grant.

Lindsay currently works as a research associate at the NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre and project manages two projects examining patient safety in mental health. Lindsay has established a patient and public involvement group of seven young people with experience of mental health conditions to be part of the projects as co-researchers (including carrying out data analysis). She has designed and led a new training programme to teach young people with experience of mental health conditions to collect and analyse the data for one of her current projects.

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.



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 LH, Cecil E, Eastwood L, et al., 2018, Indicators of deterioration in young adults with serious mental illness: a systematic review protocol, Systematic Reviews, Vol:7, ISSN:2046-4053

Dewa LH, Murray K, Thibaut B, et al., 2018, Identifying research priorities for patient safety in mental health: an international expert Delphi study, Bmj Open, Vol:8, ISSN:2044-6055

Dewa LH, Hassan L, Shaw JJ, 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

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