Dr Lesley Uttley BSc, PhD (Psychology)

Research Fellow


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

Office: 1019

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. I work collaboratively with a number of institutions including the University of Warwick and the University of Oxford, and the National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE).

Current projects

  • Collaboration on projects conducted at the University of Oxford Dept. of Social Policy and Intervention for "empty" systematic reviews and the GRADE Extension for Complex Social Interventions

Key Publications

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles