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 and primary research
  • Treatment for mental health disorders
  • Infant and child development

Professional activities

Within ScHARR I am co-chair for the Systematic Reviewers Academic Development Group (SRADG) and a member of the Equality and Diversity Steering Group. I supervise masters students and teach on modules across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health on systematic reviews. 

Current projects

  • NIHR systematic review of clinical management strategies for reducing the risk of transmission via surgical procedures of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

Key Publications

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles