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Dr Lisa Page

Dr Lisa Page

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medication Education and Psychiatry
T: 01273 696955 (ext 4248)

Area of expertise: Liaison Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Environment & Health, Climate Change & Health

Research areas: Liaison Psychiatry, Environmental Epidemiology, Sustainability & Health, Self-harm, Suicide, Public Health 

PA: Filia Watts / Verity Narcisi
Tel: 01273 696955 ext 4248


Lisa qualified in medicine from King's College, London and completed her post-graduate training in Psychiatry at the South London and Maudsley Hospitals.  Between 2004 and 2010 she was Clinical Lecturer in Liaison Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London before taking up Consultant Liaison Psychiatry posts at King's College Hospital London and, later, the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. 

In 2006, Lisa completed an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, which triggered an enduring interest in how our mental health is influenced by the environment.  She completed a PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry in 2011, which focussed on community responses to environmental incident and mass psychogenic illness.  Since then, she has continued to have an active interest in the environment and health, especially the links between climate change and mental health.  She currently serves on the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Sustainability Committee as their climate change lead. 

Lisa has worked as a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at the Royal Sussex County Hospital since 2011, where she sees a wide range of psychiatric presentations including self-harm, organic psychiatry, medically unexplained symptoms, adjustment disorders and trauma presentations. 

In January 2020, Lisa took up a new role as Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and Psychiatry at BSMS.  One of the aims of this role is to improve and enhance the Psychiatry training offered to BSMS medical undergraduates.


Lisa has a longstanding research interest in how the environment influences our mental health.  She held a Ruth Kirschstein Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Environmental Health, NIH, USA between 2005 and 2008.  She has subsequently held grants from bodies such as BUPA, MRC-GPRD access to data and Health Education England South East (HEESE).  She has published on the impact of climate change on mental health and on public health emergencies.  She continues to be interested in neuroscience and actively published in this area when working at King's College London. 

Lisa is currently scoping out new research collaboratives in Sussex, with the aim of focussing on climate change, suicide and self-harm and how translational neuroscience can be brought into the undergraduate medical curriculum.  She is the medical research lead for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


Lisa has been year 5 lead for Psychiatry at BSMS since 2013.  She offers IRP projects most years and has run SSCs on Motivational Interviewing.  She lectures regularly to undergraduates, postgraduates and allied health professionals.  She is trained faculty in simulation and in 2015/ 2016 she co-devised and co-delivered the successful Managing Risk in Mental Health (MaRiMeh) simulation programme for Kent Surrey and Sussex health professionals.

Selected Publications 

Eccles JA, Ascott, A,McGeer R, Hills EL, St Clair-Jones A, Page LA, Smith MA, Loewenberger A, Gregory J. Inflammatory Bowel Disease psychological support pilot reduces Inflammatory Bowel Disease symptoms and improves psychological wellbeing. Frontline Gastroenterology. In Press

Sheldon R, Chapman C, Page L. The priorities of liaison psychiatry teams in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, UK. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2019 122: 73-74

Thompson R, Hornigold R, Page L, Waite T. Associations between high ambient temperatures and heat waves with mental health outcomes: a systematic review. Public Health. 2018; 161: 171-191

Kim Y, C Ng, Y Chung, H Kim, Y Honda, Y Guo, Y-H Lim, B-Y Chen, L Page, M Hashizume. Air pollution and suicide in 10 cities in Northeast Asia : A time-stratified case crossover analysis. Environmental Health Perspectives 2018 126(3) Article number 037002

Quinliven L, Cooper C, Meehan D, Longson D, Potokar J, Hulme T, Marsden J, Brand F, Lange K, Riseborough E,  Page L, Metcalfe C, Davies L, O’Connor R, Hawton K, Gunnell D, Kapur N. Predictive accuracy of risk scales following self-harm: multicentre, prospective cohort study. British Journal of Psychiatry 2017 210(6):429-436

McCausland B, Knight L, Page L, Trevillion K. A systematic review of the prevalence and odds of domestic abuse victimization among people with dementia. International Review of Psychiatry. 2016; 28 (5): 475-484

Page LA, Hajat S, Kovats RS, Howard LM. Temperature-related deaths in people with severe mental illness. British Journal of Psychiatry 2012 200:485-90.

Page LA, Keshishian C, Leonardi G, Murray V, Rubin GJ, Wessely S. Frequency & Predictors of Mass Psychogenic Illness. Epidemiology 2010 21:744-747

Page LA & Howard L. The impact of climate change on mental health (but will mental health be discussed at Copenhagen?) Psychological Medicine 2010; 40:177-180 

Page LA, S Hajat, RS Kovats. The Relationship between Daily Suicide Counts and Temperature in England & Wales. British Journal of Psychiatry  2007; 191: 106-112

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