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DSDC Staff

Matthew Lewis

Assistant Psychologist

Memory Team

3rd Floor Academic Centre

Llandough Hospital

Penarth

CF64 2XX

Telephone Number: 02920 716961

e-mail address: Matt.Lewis@wales.nhs.uk

Research Interests:

Matt Studied Sports Science at UWIC, where he focused on the psychological impact and influence on sporting performance. After graduating, he spent a year as a semi-professional rugby player in England, before joining the Royal Marines as a commissioned officer. Following nine years of service, he left the Marines in pursuit of a more psychologically focused career. Matt completed the Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Cardiff University and has subsequently worked with adolescents with challenging behaviours, adult mental health services, older persons mental health inpatient services and recently worked on a multi-site research trial.

Matt is currently an Assistant Psychologist working within Mental Health Services for Older People. This role is split between the Cardiff Memory Team and Practice Development Unit at Llandough Hospital. As part of the memory team he works in memory assessment clinics, conducts neuropsychological testing and provides supervised therapy for people experiencing memory difficulties. In his work at the Practice Development Unit he is involved in auditing, service evaluation and is a Deputy Editor for Signpost: Journal of Dementia and Mental Health Care of Older People.

Publications:

McMurran, M., Crawford, M.J., Reilly, J., Delport, J., McCrone, P., Whitham, D., Tan, W., Duggan, C., Montgomery, A.A., Williams, H.C., Adams, C., Jin, H., Lewis M.J., and Day, F. on behalf of the PEPS Trial Collaborative Group. (2014). Psychoeducation with problem solving (PEPS) therapy for adults with personality disorder: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial to determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a manualised intervention to improve social functioning. Health Technology Assessment (under review).

 

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