Dr William Lee
Profiles

Dr William Lee

Clinical Associate Professor (Reader) in Psychiatry

Clinical Trials and Health Research - Translational and Stratified Medicine (Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)

  • N14, ITTC1 (Phase 1), Davy Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8BX
  • +44 1752 315236

Role

I am the liaison psychiatrist at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth and the reader in psychiatric epidemiology at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.

Professional membership

Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Research interests

Epidemiology of psychiatric disorders.

Deprivation
Health beliefs
Alcohol
Palliative care
Evidence in healthcare & literature distortions.
Mortality and mental illness.
Observational methods and the use of routinely collected data,
Liaison psychiatry including delirium, dementia, mental capacity and medically unexplained symptoms. 


Research groups

  • Plymouth Inequalities Group

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Barrett JR, Shetty H, Broadbent M, Cross S, Hotopf M, Stewart R & Lee W 2016 ''He left me a message on Facebook': comparing the risk profiles of self-harming patients who leave paper suicide notes with those who leave messages on new media' British Journal of Psychiatry Open 2, (3) 217-220 , DOI PEARL
Price A, goodwin L, Rayner L, Lee WE, Moorey S, Monroe B, Sykes N, Hansford P, Higginson IJ & Hotopf M 2014 'I’ve had a good life, what’s left is a bonus: Factor analysis of the Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale in a palliative care population' Palliative Medicine 28, (3) 243-255 , DOI
Yu-Ping S, Chang CK, Hayes RD, Harrison S, Broadbent M, Lee WE, Taylor D & Stewart R 2014 'Retrospective chart review on exposure to psychotropic medications associated with neuroleptic malignant syndrome' Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 130, (1) 52-60 , DOI
Wedegaertner F, Geyer S, te Wildt B & Lee WE 2013 '1986–Depression, anxiety and the risk of permanent disability and mortality in the working population in germany: a cohort study' European Psychiatry 28, 1-1
Wedegaertner F, Arnhold-Kerri S, Sittaro N-A, Bleich S, Geyer S & Lee WE 2013 'Depression-and anxiety-related sick leave and the risk of permanent disability and mortality in the working population in Germany: a cohort study' BMC public health 13, 145-145
Wojcik W, Lee W, Colman I, Hardy R & Hotopf M 2013 'Foetal origins of depression? A systematic review and meta-analysis of low birth weight and later depression' Psychol Med 43, (1) 1-12 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Goodwin L, Price A, Lee W, Rayner L, Moorey S, Monroe B, Sykes N, Hansford P, Higginson IJ & Hotopf M 2013 'I’ve had a good life, what’s left is a bonus: Factor analysis of the Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale in a palliative care population' Palliative medicine 0269216313498435-0269216313498435
Su Y-P, Chang C-K, Hayes RD, Harrison S, Lee W, Broadbent M, Taylor D & Stewart R 2013 'Retrospective chart review on exposure to psychotropic medications associated with neuroleptic malignant syndrome' Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Chilcot J, Rayner L, Lee W, Price A, Goodwin L, Monroe B, Sykes N, Hansford P & Hotopf M 2013 'The factor structure of the PHQ-9 in palliative care' Journal of psychosomatic research
Goldacre B & Lee W 2012 'Abortion and mental health: guidelines for proper scientific conduct ignored' The British Journal of Psychiatry 200, 77-77
Chang C-K, Harrison S, Lee W, Taylor D & Stewart R 2012 'Ascertaining instances of neuroleptic malignant syndrome in a secondary mental healthcare electronic medical records database: the SLAM BRC Case Register' Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology 2, 75-83
Rayner L, Lee W, Price A, Monroe B, Sykes N, Hansford P, Higginson IJ & Hotopf M 2012 'Epidemiologia kliniczna depresji w opiece paliatywnej i warto´sć predykcyjna objawów somatycznych—przekrojowe badanie ankietowe z 4-tygodniowym okresem obserwacji' Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 6, 62-61
Hayes RD, Lee W, Rayner L, Price A, Monroe B, Hansford P, Sykes N & Hotopf M 2012 'Gender differences in prevalence of depression among patients receiving palliative care: the role of dependency' Palliative medicine 26, 696-702
Price A, Goodwin L, Rayner L, Shaw E, Hansford P, Sykes N, Monroe B, Higginson I, Hotopf M & Lee W 2012 'Illness perceptions, adjustment to illness, and depression in a palliative care population' Journal of pain and symptom management 43, 819-832
Hubbeling D & Bertram R 2012 'Implementation of the “safety first” recommendations and suicide rates' Lancet 379, 2337-2337
Lee W, Bindman J, Ford T, Glozier N, Moran P, Stewart R & Hotopf M 2012 'Letter to the Editor: Well controls in case-control studies' Psychological medicine 42, 216-217
Lee W & Cormac I 2012 'Meeting the physical health needs of people with mental disorders' Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry 202, 3-3
Wedegaertner F, te Wildt B, Sittaro NA, Geyer S & Lee WE 2012 'O-60-Outpatients with anxiety disorders have lower mortality than controls or depressive patients but elevated permanent disability' European Psychiatry 27, 1-1
Goodwin L, Lee W, Price A, Rayner L, Monroe B, Sykes N, Hansford P, Higginson IJ & Hotopf M 2012 'Predictors of non-remission of depression in a palliative care population' Palliative medicine 26, 683-695
Lee WE, Kwok CHT, Hunter ECM, Richards M & David AS 2012 'Prevalence and childhood antecedents of depersonalization syndrome in a UK birth cohort' Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology 47, 253-261
Acosta C, Ashraph M, Bainton J, Baird D, Banham L, Barnes A, Biddle C, Chakrabarti S, Davis K & Dixon T 2012 'Royal College examination fees surplus' The Psychiatrist 36, 273-274
Cooper BEJ, Lee WE, Goldacre BM & Sanders TAB 2012 'The quality of the evidence for dietary advice given in UK national newspapers' Public Understanding of Science 21, 664-673
Lee W 2012 'What is it that makes alternative medicine ‘alternative’?' Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies 17, 2-3
Lee W 2012 'Where next for rigorous CAM research?' Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies (in press)
Hotopf M, Lee W & Price A 2011 'Assisted suicide: why psychiatrists should engage in the debate' The British Journal of Psychiatry 198, 83-84
Hotopf M, Lee W & Price A 2011 'Assisted suicide: why psychiatrists should engage in the debate BJP February 2011 198: 83-84; doi: 10.1192/bjp. bp. 110.083634' The British Journal of Psychiatry
Hayes RD, Chang C-K, Fernandes A, Broadbent M, Lee W, Hotopf M & Stewart R 2011 'Associations between substance use disorder sub-groups, life expectancy and all-cause mortality in a large British specialist mental healthcare service' Drug and alcohol dependence 118, 56-61
Hotopf M, Price A & Lee W 2011 'Authors' reply:' The British Journal of Psychiatry 198, (6) 493-493 , DOI
Wedegaertner F, Arnhold-Kerri S, Sittaro N-A, Te Wildt B, Geyer S & Lee WE 2011 'FC25-03-Detrimental effects of anxiety disorders on ability to work associated with a protective effect on mortality in the middle decades of life' European Psychiatry 26, 1955-1955
Price A, Goodwin L, Rayner L, Shaw E, Hansford P, Sykes N, Monroe B, Higginson IJ, Hotopf M & Lee W 2011 'Illness perceptions, adjustment to illness and depression in a palliative care population' BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 1, A14-A14
Price A, Goodwin L, Rayner L, Shaw E, Hansford P, Sykes N, Monroe B, Higginson IJ, Hotopf M & Lee W 2011 'Illness perceptions, adjustment to illness and depression in a palliative care population' BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 1, A14-A14
Chang C-K, Hayes RD, Perera G, Broadbent MTM, Fernandes AC, Lee WE, Hotopf M & Stewart R 2011 'Life expectancy at birth for people with serious mental illness and other major disorders from a secondary mental health care case register in London' PloS one 6, e19590-e19590
Price A, Lee W, Goodwin L, Rayner L, Humphreys R, Hansford P, Sykes N, Monroe B, Higginson I & Hotopf M 2011 'Prevalence, course and associations of desire for hastened death in a UK palliative population: a cross-sectional study' BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 1, 140-148
Ginn S, Price A, Rayner L, Owen GS, Hayes RD, Hotopf M & Lee W 2011 'Senior doctors’ opinions of rational suicide' Journal of medical ethics 37, 723-726
Rayner L, Lee W, Price A, Monroe B, Sykes N, Hansford P, Higginson IJ & Hotopf M 2011 'The clinical epidemiology of depression in palliative care and the predictive value of somatic symptoms: Cross-sectional survey with four-week follow-up' Palliative medicine 25, 229-241
Chang C-K, Hayes R, Broadbent M, Fernandes A, Lee W, Hotopf M & Stewart R 2010 'All-cause mortality among people with serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorders, and depressive disorders in southeast London: a cohort study' BMC psychiatry 10, 77-77
Morgan A, Dale H, Lee W & Edwards P 2010 'Deaths of cyclists in London: trends from 1992 to 2006' BMC public health 10, 699-699
Coupland VH, Lee W, Madden P, Sykes N, Heal R, Møller H & Davies EA 2010 'Is it possible to determine use of hospice palliative care services by matching hospice and cancer registry data?' Palliative medicine 24, 807-811
Sivertsen B, Krokstad S, Øverland S, Mykletun A, Bastien CH, St-Jean G, Turcotte I, Morin CM, Lavallée M & Carrier J 2009 'HJ Moller' Journal of Psychosomatic Research 67,
Lee WE & Hotopf M 2009 'No prospective association between hypotension and idiopathic fatigue' Journal of psychosomatic research 67, 153-158
Lee W, Price A, Rayner L & Hotopf M 2009 'Survey of doctors’ opinions of the legalisation of physician assisted suicide' BMC medical ethics 10, 2-2
Lee W, Price A, Rayner L & Hotopf M 2009 'UK doctors’ attitudes to the legalisation of assisted suicide' Palliative medicine
Lee W & Hotopf M 2008 'Psychiatric aspects of palliative care' Palliative Care Nursing: Principles and Evidence for Practice 308-308
Lee W, Bindman J, Ford T, Glozier N, Moran P, Stewart R & Hotopf M 2007 'Bias in psychiatric case–control studies Literature survey' The British Journal of Psychiatry 190, 204-209
Lee WE, Wadsworth MEJ & Hotopf M 2006 'The protective role of trait anxiety: a longitudinal cohort study' Psychol Med 36, (3) 345-351 Author Site , DOI
Lee W, Jones L, Goodman R & Heyman I 2005 'Broad outcome measures may underestimate effectiveness: an instrument comparison study' Child and Adolescent Mental Health 10, 143-144
Lee W & Hotopf M 2005 'Personality variation and age: trait instability or measurement unreliability?' Personality and individual differences 38, 883-890
Lee W & Cleare A 2003 'Lithium augmentation in treatment-refractory unipolar depression' The British Journal of Psychiatry 182, 456-457
LEE W, BINDMAN J, FORD T, GLOZIER N, MORAN P, STEWART R & HOTOPF M 0 'Declaration of Interest'
Chapters
Lee WE & Hotopf M 2012 'Critical appraisal: reviewing scientific evidence and reading academic papers' in Wright P; Stern J; Phelan M Core Psychiatry Elsevier Health Sciences 131-142
Lee WE & Cormac I 2012 'Meeting the physical health needs of people with mental disorders and disabilities' in Cormac I; Gray D Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry RCPsych Publications 3-13
Lee WE 2008 'Psychiatric aspects of palliative care' in Payne S; Seymour J; Ingleton C Palliative Care Nursing: Principles And Evidence For Practice McGraw-Hill International 308-325
Conference Papers
Barrett JR, Cross S, Stewart R & Lee W 2014 '“He left me a message on Facebook”: Comparing the risk profiles of self-harming patients who leave suicide notes compared with those who leave messages via new media' 17th EPA Section Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry Meeting Ulm, Germany 21/05/2014 24/05/2014 , DOI
Chang CK, Hayes RD, Perera G, Broadbent MTM, Fernandes AC, Lee WE, Hotopf M & Stewart R 2011 'Life expectancy at birth for people with serious mental illness from a secondary mental health care case register in London, UK' OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC JOURNALS DEPT, 2001 EVANS RD, CARY, NC 27513 USA //0 //0 S311-S311
Lee W, Skogen JC, Mykletun A & Hotopf M 2010 'Sick-quitting, alcohol use and mortality in a British population-based survey' OXFORD UNIV PRESS GREAT CLARENDON ST, OXFORD OX2 6DP, ENGLAND //0 //0 157-157
Price A, Lee W, Rayner L & Hotopf M 2009 'Depression in patients receiving palliative care: preliminary findings' JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD THE ATRIUM, SOUTHERN GATE, CHICHESTER PO19 8SQ, W SUSSEX, ENGLAND //0 //0 314-314
Lee W, Price A, Rayner L & Hotopf M 2009 'Survey of Doctors' Opinions of the Legalisation of Physician Assisted Suicide' //0 //0 328-328
Reports
Barrett JR, Aitken P & Lee W 2015 Report of the 2nd Annual Survey of Liaison Psychiatry in England. NHS England Author Site
Posters
Barrett JR, Shetty H, Broadbent M, Cross S, Hotopf M, Stewart R & Lee W Barrett JR, Shetty H, Broadbent M, Cross S, Hotopf M, Stewart R & Lee W 0 'Comparing the risk profiles of self-harming patients with those who leave paper suicide notes with those who leave messages via new media' 0 0 PEARL
Other Publications
Hotopf M, Price A & Lee W 2011 Assisted suicide: two sides to the debate reply. ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY 17 BELGRAVE SQUARE, LONDON SW1X 8PG, ENGLAND 0 0 493-493