I qualified from UCH in 1991. After medical posts I pursued a career in psychiatry.
I have worked at UCLH for two days a week as a consultant in liaison child and adolescent psychiatry since 2000. I am particularly interested in the interface between physical illness and its psychological sequelae.
I am also clinical lead and consultant psychiatrist at Simmons House Adolescent Psychiatric Unit in North London (www.simmonshouse.org)
I am interested in the role of fathers in the care of infants and children.
A comparison of father–infant interaction between primary and non-primary care giving fathers
S. N. Lewis, A. F. West, A. Stein, L.-E. Malmberg, K. Bethell, J. Barnes, K. Sylva, P. Leach
Child: care, health and development (2009) 35, 2, 199–207
Why do some fathers become primary caregivers for their infants? A qualitative study
A. F. West, S.N. Lewis, B. Ram,J. Barnes,P. Leach, K. Sylva, A. Stein
Child: care, health and development (2009) 35, 2, 208–216