Research Fellow & Sessional Lecturer
Institute of Health & Society
tel: 01905 542898
2015: PhD Critical Health Psychology
2012: BSc (First Class with Honours) Psychology
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
- Social constructionism and feminist theory
- Foucauldian Discourse Analysis
- Critical & Social Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Sport & Exercise Psychology
- Diversity & Inclusivity
- Research methods; Qualitative, quantitative & mixed methodsResearch
Danielle Stephens–Lewis is a Research Fellow and Sessional Lecturer at the University of Worcester. She is a critical health psychologist, with a particular interest in the health outcomes surrounding domestic abuse, sexual violence and child sexual exploitation. Specifically, Dr Stephens-Lewis is interested in the role of gender and discourse within the Western context and how these position individuals in relation to their behaviour. In addition to her PhD, considering gender and physicality, she has conducted research considering societal constructions of female rape victims, the collateral health impact of child sexual exploitation, victim trajectories and risk assessment, and healthcare professionals’ experiences of professional and personal domestic abuse. She also has an interest in the development of integrated perpetrator interventions and evidence-based practice, particularly within the community and healthcare setting.
- Professional Bodies
Member of the Psychology of Women Section
Member of Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section
Published Articles and Reports
Jones, R., Gilchrist, E., McGregor, K., Stephens-Lewis, D., Taylor-Dun, H., & Richards, C.M. An Exploration of Healthcare Professionals’ Personal and Professional Experiences of Domestic Abuse. (October, 2016).
Unwin, P., Stephens-Lewis, D. Evaluating the Health Implications of Childhood Sexual Exploitation on Parents. Pace: Report for Department of Health (April, 2016).
Upton, D., Stephens, D., Scurlock-Evans, L., & Williams, B. (2014). Occupational Therapists’ Attitudes, Knowledge and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice. British Journal of Occupational Psychology, 77(1), 24-38
Penn, F., Stephens, D., & Morgan, J. (2013). Student and staff perceptions of a Vacation Research Assistantship Scheme. Psychology Teaching Review, 19(2), 73-78.
Upton, D., Stephens, D., & Andrews, A. (2013). Patients’ experiences of negative pressure wound therapy: A review. Journal of Wound Care, 22(1), 34-39.
Upton, D., Stephens, D., & Andrews, A. (2013). Pain and Trauma in negative pressure wound therapy: A review. International Wound Journal, 12(1).
Stephens, D. (2012). Qualitative Research on Sport and Physical Culture: A Review. Sport and Society: Culture Commerce and Policy,
Upton, P., Rouse, J., Scurlock-Evans, L., & Stephens, D. The Joint Nursing and Psychology Evidence-Based Practice Project: Staff Report. (March, 2012).
Upton, P., Rouse, J., Scurlock-Evans, L., & Stephens, D. The Joint Nursing and Psychology Evidence-Based Practice Project: Student Report. (March, 2012)
Stephens, D., & Upton, D. (2012). Speech and Language Therapists’ Understanding and Adoption of Evidence-Based Practice. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 120(1), 328-334.
Scurlock-Evans, L., Stephens, D., Upton, D., & Upton, P. (2011). The Adoption and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) amongst Allied Health Professions (AHP). International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 19 (9), 497-503.
Stephens-Lewis, D., & Unwin, P. (In prep). Examining the collateral health impact of child sexual exploitation on parents.
Unwin, P., & Stephens-Lewis, D. (in prep). “Pull yourself together, just pull yourself together”: Parents perspective on seeking and receiving health related support following CSE.
Stephens-Lewis, D., & Tischner, I. (2012). Deconstructing the female rape victim: a societal perspective.As Contributor
Scurlock-Evans, L. & Upton, D. (2015). The role and nature of evidence: a systematic review of social worker's Evidence-Based Practice orientation, attitudes and implementation. Journal of Evidence Informed Social Work, 1, 1-31
Scurlock-Evans, L., Upton, P. & Upton, D. (2014). Evidence-Based Practice in Physiotherapy: a systematic review of barriers, enablers and interventions. Physiotherapy, 100, 208-219
Upton, D., & Upton, P. (2015). Psychology of Wounds and Wound Care in Clinical Practice. Springer: Switzerland. (Role: Researched, drafted and edited chapters)
Upton, D. (2012). Introduction to Psychology for Health Professionals (2nd ed.). Routledge: Oxon (Role: Researched, drafted and edited chapters)
P. Unwin (In Prep) Foster Care Matters. Sage: London. (Role: Contributed to resources and the collection of data used within the book)
LEPH 2016: The Third Conference on Law Enforcement & Public Health. (October, 2016). Oral Presentation: The Health Implications of Childhood Sexual Exploitation on Parents
NCSPVA 2nd Annual Conference & Lynda Bellingham Memorial Lecture – Workshop; Developing a Multiagency Strategic Plan to Tackle Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.
NCSPVA 2nd Annual Conference & Lynda Bellingham Memorial Lecture – Oral Presentation: Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: Victim Trajectories
NCSPVA 2nd Annual Conference & Lynda Bellingham Memorial Lecture – Oral presentation: Evaluating the Health Implications of Child Sexual Exploitation on Parents.
7th Enquire postgraduate conference. November 2014 – Oral presentation; Quantitative/Qualitative integration in Poststructuralist Feminist Research: Challenging the Dualism
4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise. September 2014 Sport, Gender and Education conference. September 2014 – Women’s Motivation for road cycling: The cycling club sub-culture; University of East Anglia
Worcester Postgraduate Conference. June 2014 – Oral presentation; Situating women within sport: A historical analysis; University of Worcester
LCSS PhD Conference; Methodological Choices and Challenges. April 2013 – Oral Presentation; Experiencing the Sporting Body: Methodological Challenges; Kings College London
Psychology of Women Section (BPS) Annual Conference July 2012 – Poster Presentation; Deconstructing the Female Rape Victim: A Societal Perspective
Appearance Matters Five Conference July 2012 – Oral Presentation; ‘She was asking for it, look at the way she was dressed’: The construction of the Adolescent Rape Victim
BPS Conference April 2012 – Poster Presentation; The Adoption and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) amongst Allied Health Professions (AHP)