Lindsay Dewa

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Lindsay is an Advanced Research Fellow working at the NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre within the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. She currently leads projects examining patient safety in mental health, and her work embeds meaningful patient and public involvement (PPI) and/or co-production. Her PhD was completed at The University of Manchester, and focused on sleep problems in prisons across England, which led to the development of a novel treatment pathway for insomnia. In her current work she is working together with young people with lived experience to detect mental and physical deterioration using digital technologies. She is also interested in understanding factors associated with, and developing early interventions for, youth mental health, including sleep and quality social connection within digital interventions. Other interests include 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 and co-leads the Forensic Sleep Research Group in collaboration with University of York.

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Are clinicians’ attitudes to technology stopping children and adolescents from accessing mental health care?

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In her debut blog, Lindsay Dewa explores a mixed-methods survey, which found that clinicians’ attitudes to technology may stop young people from accessing mental health care.

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