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Dr Angie Lewis

Job title Principal Clinical Psychologist


Dr Angie Lewis is a BABCP accredited Principal Clinical Psychologist at the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorders Service for Children and Young People. She has worked at the service since 2013, providing specialist assessment and evidence-based treatment to children and young people with OCD and BDD across the country.

Angie is dedicated to improving access to specialist services for children and young people. She led on a teaching and training initiative designed to disseminate specialist skills to clinicians across the UK. Angie has been the lead for Clinical Psychology across Devon CAMHS and Programme Lead for CYP-IAPT CBT training at the University of Exeter, training clinicians in high quality CBT across the south west region. She is now based in Devon, where she is piloting her role as the service’s first satellite clinician.

Angie has extensive experience teaching and training across both academic and clinical settings. She is a peer-reviewed author and has contributed chapters to books on both OCD and BDD.


Area of Expertise

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. I am particularly interested in improving young people’s access to specialist services.


Education and Training

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • BA Hons Psychology, University of Manchester


Publication List

Journal articles

Rautio, D., Jassi, A., Krebs, G., Andrén, P., Monzani B., Gumpert, M., Lewis, A., Peile, L., Sevilla-Cermeño, L., Jansson-Fröjmark, M., Lundgren T., Hillborg, M., Silverberg-Morse, M., Clark, B., Fernández de la Cruz, L., Mataix-Cols, D., (2020). Clinical characteristics of 172 children and adolescents with body dysmorphic disorder. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 31, 133–144.

Jassi, A., Baloch, A., Thomas-Smith, K., & Lewis, A. (2020). Family accommodation in paediatric Body Dysmorphic Disorder: a qualitative study. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 84, 319-336.

Lewis, A., Stokes, C., Turner, C., Heyman, I. & Krebs, G. (2019). Conceptualizing and managing risk in paediatric OCD: case examples. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 83, 1-18.

Jassi, A., Krebs, G., Lewis, A & Stobie, B. (2018) Treatment of OCD in a young person: using the C in CBT. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 82, 326-343.

Lewis, A.R., Wray, J., O’Callaghan, M. & Wroe, A.L. (2014). Parental symptoms of posttraumatic stress after pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 15(2), e80-e88.


Book chapters

Krebs, G. & Lewis, A. (in press). Low intensity interventions for OCD in children and adolescents. In S. Bennett, P. Myles-Hooton, J. Schleider (Eds.), Low intensity interventions for children and adolescents.

Krebs, G., Cottrell, D., Lewis, A., & Clark, B. (2019). Common challenges and pitfalls in the treatment of paediatric OCD using CBT and medication. In M. Hodes, Gau, S. & de Vries, P. (Eds.). Starting at the beginning: Laying the foundation for lifelong mental health: The International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) Monograph. Submitted for publication.

Krebs, G. & Lewis, A. (2017). Relapse Prevention Strategies for Young People with OCD (after CBT). In E. A Storch, J.F. McGuire & D. McKay (Eds.) The Clinician's Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (pp.185-202). Elsevier.

National & Specialist OCD, BDD & Related Disorders Service for Young People, Maudsley Hospital (2019). Appearance Anxiety: A guide to understanding body dysmorphic disorder for young people, families and professionals (pp. 51-61). Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Contributions to publications

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (2009) Depression: Treatment and Management of Depression in Adults (Update). British Psychological Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (2008) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in Children, Young People and Adults. British Psychological Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Angela-Lewis-14

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