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. & Partial reinforcement of avoidance and resistance to extinction in humans. Behaviour Research and Therapy 96, 79-89.
  2. & Newspaper Reporting on a Cluster of Suicides in the UK. Crisis 38(1), 17-25.
  3. & Case-finding for common mental disorders of anxiety and depression in primary care: an external validation of routinely collected data. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 16(1)
  4. & Recent trends in primary-care antidepressant prescribing to children and young people: an e-cohort study. Psychological Medicine 46(16), 3315-3327.
  5. & Recent trends in the incidence of anxiety and prescription of anxiolytics and hypnotics in children and young people: An e-cohort study. Journal of Affective Disorders 183, 134-141.

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Supervision

  • The effect of self harm on the quality of life of adults (current)

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

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Keith Lloyd
    Other supervisor: Prof Simon Dymond
  • '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.' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Ann John
    Other supervisor: Prof Keith Lloyd

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