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Dr Elisa Lewis

Dr Elisa Lewis

lewise12@lsbu.ac.uk

Psychology

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Applied Sciences, and member of the Lived Experience of Distress, Developmental Cognition and Psychology and Pedagogy research groups. I joined LSBU in 2017, having previously completed my PhD at the Royal Veterinary College and Birkbeck, University of London.

My research interests are in the mental health of general population groups and specific occupations. I researched the mental health of students aiming for careers at high-risk of suicide for my PhD, and I am currently researching professional actors' mental health.

My research is focused on mental health and wellbeing in the general population, and in specific occupations. I use both qualitative and quantitative methods in my research. I completed my PhD on the mental health of students aiming for careers at high-risk of suicide, including veterinary, medical, pharmacy, dentistry and law students. I continue to work closely with colleagues at the Royal Veterinary College, and I am currently involved in a project investigating experiences of racism within the vet profession. I am also currently researching the mental health of professional actors.

Courses taught

Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Child Development) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Clinical Psychology) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Forensic Psychology) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Criminology - BSc (Hons)

Psychological Counselling - BSc (Hons)

Psychology - MSc

Mental Health and Clinical Psychology - MSc

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Paulette Marguerita FranklinDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Miss Zekiye Dilem AlacaDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
PhD

Royal Veterinary College and Birkbeck, University of London

2011
2015
British Psychological Society
2015
Journal of Traumatic Stress

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2020
Journal of Traumatic Stress
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Journal of Small Animal Practice
Nottingham Trent University
External examiner

BSc (Hons) Psychology, with focus on Counselling Psychology and qualitative methods

September 2021
Cardiff Metropolitan University
External examiner

MSc Psychology in Education

September 2022
Royal Veterinary College

Research into mental health and wellbeing in the veterinary profession. Co-supervision of RVC PhD student.

February 2016

Filter publications

Stigma, coping, stress and distress in the veterinary profession - the importance of evidence-based discourse
Lewis, E and Cardwell, J (2019). Stigma, coping, stress and distress in the veterinary profession - the importance of evidence-based discourse. Veterinary Record. 184 (23), pp. 706-708. https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.l3139

The Big Five personality traits, perfectionism and their association with mental health among UK students on professional degree programmes
Lewis, E and Cardwell, J (2020). The Big Five personality traits, perfectionism and their association with mental health among UK students on professional degree programmes. BMC Psychology. 8 (54). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-020-00423-3

A comparative study of mental health and wellbeing among UK students in professional degree programmes
Lewis, E. and Cardwell, J (2018). A comparative study of mental health and wellbeing among UK students in professional degree programmes. Journal of Further and Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877x.2018.1471125

Vocation, Belongingness, and Balance: A Qualitative Study of Veterinary Student Well-Being.
Cardwell, J and Lewis, E. (2017). Vocation, Belongingness, and Balance: A Qualitative Study of Veterinary Student Well-Being. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 44 (1), pp. 29-37. https://doi.org/10.3138/jvme.0316-055R