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Dr Lisa Page

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Dr Lisa Page (BSc MRCPsych MSc PhD PGCert)

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medication Education & Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist
T: 01273 696955 ex (64248)

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

Other relevant positions: Year 5 Lead for Psychiatry


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 as the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Associate Registrar for Sustainability and represented the College at COP26 in Glasgow. Lisa co-chairs the College's Planetary Health & Sustainability Committee and she is an invited expert to the Greener NHS's NetZero commission into mental health services.

Lisa has been 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 was appointed as a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and Psychiatry at BSMS. Since then, the teaching structure of the Year 5 Psychiatry undergraduate experience has been refreshed and re-structured to ensure that all Year 5 students get exposed to high quality teaching and clinical placements in mental health.


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 HEEKSS. 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 aims to bring ideas from neuroscience into undergraduate medical student teaching.

In recent years, Lisa has collaborated with colleagues in Sussex and beyond on research initiatives around the impacts of climate change on mental health and the use of nature-based interventions to prevent and treat mental illness. She has an ongoing interest in the sustainability of mental health services in high income settings.


Lisa has been Year 5 lead for Psychiatry at BSMS since 2013. She offers IRP projects most years and has run SSCs. She lectures regularly to undergraduates, postgraduates and allied health professionals on all aspects of psychiatry and sustainable psychiatry. 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 KSS health professionals.

Selected publications 

Palmer E, Sornalingam S, Page L, Cooper M. Withdrawing from SSRI antidepressants: advice for primary care. British Journal of General Practice. 2023; 73:138-140: DOI:

Crowley G, Banerjee S, Page LA, Daley S. Factors associated with interest in psychiatry in UK medical students: A qualitative study. British Journal of Psychiatry Bulletin. 2023 1: 48-55 DOI:

Lawrance E, Thompson R, Newberry Le Vay J, Page L, Jennings N. The impact of climate change on mental health and emotional wellbeing: A narrative review of current evidence and its implications. International Review of Psychiatry. 2022. 34:5; 443-498. DOI:

Page LA, Rehman A, Syed H, Forcer K, Campbell G. The readiness of psychiatrists to implement psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2021 12:743599 doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2021.743599

Monsell A, Krzanowski J, Cuthbert S, Page LA, Harvey G. What mental health professionals and organisations should do to address climate change. British Journal of Psychiatry Bulletin. 2021 45:215-221, doi:10.1192/bjb.2021.17           

Cuthbert  S, Kellas A, Page LA. Green Care in Psychiatry. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2021 Feb;218(2):73-74 doi: 10.1192/bjp.2020.166

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. 2020; doi: 10.1136/flgastro-2019-101323

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

Thompson R, R Hornigold, L Page, T Waite. 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

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