Imperial College London

Dr Lindsay H. Dewa

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Fellow in Public Health



+44 (0)20 7594 0815l.dewa




328Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





Lindsay is a research fellow in patient safety and public 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 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.



Dewa L, Lawrence-Jones A, Kalorkoti C, et al., 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

Thibaut B, Dewa L, Ramtale S, et al., 2019, Patient safety in inpatient mental health settings: a systematic review, Bmj Open, Vol:9, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:1-19

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