Dr Stephanie Lewis is a Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She studied medicine at Imperial College London, and since graduating has undertaken integrated clinical and academic training, including psychiatry training at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.
Steph’s research focusses on understanding the mental health difficulties experienced by young people who have been exposed to traumatic events, in order to inform and improve psychiatric care for those affected. As part of this work she has studied trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young people, to understand the prevalence and clinical features of trauma and PTSD, and factors that predict the development of PTSD after trauma exposure. Additionally, she has studied health service use and the recognition of PTSD and other psychiatric disorders in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Steph is currently undertaking a PhD investigating psychopathology and cognition in young people who have been exposed to complex types of trauma, such as child abuse or bullying. This work is funded by an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship. Steph also continues to work as a psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.