Senior Investigator Profile

First NameShon
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Adult Psychiatry
DepartmentUniversity of Manchester
Telephone0161 291 5888
InstitutionUniversity of Manchester
NHS TrustManchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust
Region NameNorth West
Primary Research FieldPsychiatry
Secondary Research FieldPublic Health - Health Care Sciences & Services
BiographyShôn Lewis has been Professor of Adult Psychiatry at the University of Manchester since 1994. He trained clinically at the Maudsley Hospital and began his research career at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He was chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrist's research committee (1996-2001), a member of the Wellcome Trust Neurosciences Board (1998-2001) and has been on the MRC Neurosciences and Mental Health Board and the Cross-board Clinical Trials group since 2005. Professor Lewis is also R&D Director of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and Associate Director of the UK Mental Health Research Network. He has had MRC and HTA funded trials of drug and non-drug treatments for people with psychosis. Research interests focus on risk factors and interventions in early psychosis. He was elected in 2007 as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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