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Prof Shôn Lewis MD, FMedSci

Professor of Adult Psychiatry, University of Manchester
Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists' Research Committee (Confirmed)

Shôn Lewis has been Professor of Adult Psychiatry at the University of Manchester since 1994.  He trained clinically at the Maudsley Hospital. He has been Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ research committee and served on the Wellcome Trust and the MRC Neurosciences and Mental Health Boards.   His research interests focus on risk factors and new interventions in schizophrenia and psychosis, including the use of new technologies. He has published 5 books and 180 scientific articles, including 3 citation classics. He receives research funding from MRC, NIHR and EU. He was elected in 2008 as a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.  He has held an NIHR Senior Investigator award since 2008.   He works as an honorary consultant psychiatrist in Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and was R&D Director 2004-8. He was a trustee and board member of the charity Rethink Mental Illness 2009-12 and was involved in setting up the Schizophrenia Commission. He is Associate Director of the NIHR CRN Mental Health and Neuroscience Division and is Director of the Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health at the University of Manchester

  • Drawing on real patient experience to assess current adoption of digital technology for patient supported self-management
  • Outlining how can we best speed up adoption of tech solutions to benefit LTC patients
  • Empowering LTC patients through technology and improving the relationship between patients and clinicians
  • Hearing from patients representatives on how technology can empower them