Lynn St Louis

RN (Mental Health), MSc, CAT practitioner

Specialist Clinical Lead | Registered Mental Health Nurse

Lynn St Louis is the specialist clinical lead for the inpatient Eating Disorders Service at Bethlem Royal Hospital. She manages the clinical work, teaching and research of eating disorders. She is responsible for liaising with referrers, primary care trusts and commissioners. She also provides training, supervision and organisational consultancy to the Trust and external stakeholders.

Other roles

During her time at SLaM, she has worked alongside leading professors and nurses in the eating disorders field. She has played a key role in therapy groups run at the inpatient unit, including motivational interviewing, cognitive analytic therapy, CBT and psychodynamic therapy. Over the years, she has also supported the team through the introduction of national referrals and the development of care packages to meet the needs of people with a severe form of anorexia nervosa and complex personalities.

Background

Lynn has worked in the eating disorders field since 1986. She opened outpatient and day care services for Croydon residents at Bethlem Royal Hospital.

Lynn completed her master’s degree in mental health studies in 2007. In 2002, she completed her diploma for the cognitive analytic therapy practitioner qualification. She also completed a development programme for women managers in the NHS between June 1999 and February 2000.

Research

Her research interests include cognitive remediation therapy and its application to people with anorexia nervosa on an inpatient unit specialising in eating disorders.

    Published

    Peer reviewed articles:

    Lloyd, K & St Louis, L (1992) Schizophrenia Among Afro-Caribbean’s. British Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 712.

    Genders, R, Davies, H, St Louis, L, Kyriakou, O, Hambrook D & Tchanturia, K (2008) Long-term benefits of CRT for anorexia. British Journal of Healthcare Management 14, 12.

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