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. She is currently undertaking an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship, and continues to work as a psychiatrist in child and adolescent mental health services.
- Child and adolescent psychiatry
- Childhood trauma
- Trauma-related psychopathology
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
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. She also studies mental health difficulties experienced by young people exposed to different types of trauma, including complex types of trauma, such as child abuse or bullying. Additionally, she studies health service use and the recognition of PTSD and other psychiatric disorders in child and adolescent mental health services.
Lewis SJ, Arseneault L, Caspi A, Fisher HL, Matthews T, Moffitt TE, Odgers CL, Stahl D, Teng JY, Danese A. The epidemiology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in a representative cohort of young people in England and Wales. The Lancet Psychiatry
Danese A, Lewis SJ. Psychoneuroimmunology of early-life stress: The hidden wounds of childhood trauma? Neuropsychopharmacology, 2017, 42 (1): 99-114.