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Prof Glyn Lewis
6th Floor, Maple House
149 Tottenham Court Rd
Tel: 0207 679 9253
  • Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

I trained as a psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital and as an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. My first research post was in the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London  where I obtained my PhD. Before arriving in UCL I worked in the Universities of Bristol and Cardiff.

Research Themes
Research Summary

I am interested in investigating the causes of psychiatric disorder, particularly depressive illness and psychosis. Causal factors that are potentially preventable could be especially useful but clues to aetiology also can improve our understanding of illness and help to devise treatments. I also carry out randomised controlled trials to evaluate treatments for depression in primary care. I aim to carry out research that has practical implications in improving clinical care of people with psychiatric disorder. I want to identify those advances in our neuroscientific understanding that could lead to practicable benefits for patients.

Teaching Summary

I am interested in teaching psychiatrists and medical students about why research does and often does not inform clinical practice.

Academic Background
1991 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Psychiatry Institute of Psychiatry
1989 MSc Master of Science – Epidemiology London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1987 MRCPsych Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists – Psychiatry Royal College of Psychiatrists
1982 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine University College London
1980 MSc Master of Science (by research) – Physiology University of Oxford
1978 BA Bachelor of Arts – Psychology with Physiology University of Oxford
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