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Dr Lucy Stephenson joined the Mental Health and Justice Project in 2017 to complete a PhD focussed on developing and trialling a tool which aims to maximise service user autonomy in making advance decisions for mental health crises.  

She is a higher trainee in Psychiatry and Medical Psychotherapy on the Maudsley Training Programme and has a background in Philosophy of Psychiatry.  

Research Interests

  • Mental Health Law  
  • Medical Humanities 

Expertise and Public Engagement

Dr Stephenson worked with members of the Mental Health and Justice Project and the Policy Institute at Kings to organise a Westminster Evidence Session on the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act and produce a policy briefing and blog post. 

Dr Stephenson coordinates the Mental Health and Justice Twitter feed @MHealthJustice