For Medical School business please contact me via email: meddean@swansea.ac.uk

I am Dean and Head of the medical school at Swansea University and a clinical academic specialising in psychiatry. My research interests are psychiatric epidemiology, the management of mental disorders in primary care and community settings especially suicide and self harm, and patient perspectives. Increasingly my work draws on mental health informatics. I work clinically as a psychiatrist in Swansea's ABMU Health Board.

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Mental Health
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • Suicide and self harm
  • Heath Informatics

Publications

  1. & A national population-based e-cohort of people with psychosis (PsyCymru) linking prospectively ascertained phenotypically rich and genetic data to routinely collected records: Overview, recruitment and linkage. Schizophrenia Research 166(1-3), 131-136.
  2. & Folate Augmentation of Treatment – Evaluation for Depression (FolATED): randomised trial and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment 18(48), 1-160.
  3. & Effect of neighbourhood deprivation and social cohesion on mental health inequality: a multilevel population-based longitudinal study.. Psychological Medicine 22, 1-12.
  4. & High-risk occupations for suicide. Psychological Medicine 43(06), 1231-1240.
  5. & Identifying probable suicide clusters in wales using national mortality data. PLoS1 8(8)

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Supervision

  • 'The SMS (Short-Messaging for Self-harm) study to develop a complex intervention to reduce repeat self-harm among young people presenting to emergency departments.' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Keith Lloyd
    Other supervisor: Prof Ann John
  • The effect of self harm on the quality of life of adults (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Ann John
    Other supervisor: Prof Keith Lloyd
    Other supervisor: Dr Alison Porter
  • Self-Harm wEB Portal Cymru (SHeP-Cymru) (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Ann John
    Other supervisor: Prof Keith Lloyd
  • Safety Behaviours, extinction and overgeneralisation (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Simon Dymond
    Other supervisor: Prof Keith Lloyd
  • The Geography of Suicide in Wales (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Keith Lloyd
    Other supervisor: Prof Marcus Doel
  • 'GPs and Psychiatrists'' attitudes to and reported involvement in cardiovascular health promotion for people with serious mental illness (SMI).' (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Prof Keith Lloyd
    Other supervisor: Prof Rhodri Evans
  • A Clinical Trial to Investigate the Effect of Extra Support for Women Called Back for Assessment Following Breast Screening. (awarded 2011)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Keith Lloyd
    Other supervisor: Dr Hilary Fielder
  • A MINI perspective - can Mental Illness Needs Index be used to allocate resources for Common Mental Disorders in Primary Care (awarded 2011)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Prof Keith Lloyd
    Other supervisor: Professor Keith Fone

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Dean and Head of School - Swansea University Medical School

    2012 - Present

Key Grants and Projects

External Responsibilities

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2009 2012 Head of National Institute for Social Care and Health Research Cardiff
2012 Present Dean and Head of School Swansea