Dr Lesley Uttley BSc, PhD (Psychology)

Research Fellow


University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA

Office: 2025

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0782
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

E-mail: l.uttley@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0003-4603-9069


I joined ScHARR as a systematic reviewer in January 2011 after completing my BSc and PhD in Psychology at the University of Sheffield in developmental psychology. I work as part of the evidence review group, ScHARR-TAG, on projects in areas including mental health, oncology and diagnostics. I also design and lead research in systematic review projects of mapping reviews and complex interventions.

Research interests

  • Methodology of systematic reviews
  • Treatment for mental health disorders
  • Infant and child development

I supervise masters students and teach on modules across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health on systematic reviews. 

Professional activities


  • Co-chair for ScHARR Systematic Reviewers academic development group
  • Member of ScHARR Equality and Diversity committee


  • Invited visiting scientist to the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
  • Editorial board member for Scientific Reports (Nature)
  • Peer reviewer for Systematic Reviews (BMC)

Key Publications

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles