Stephen P. Lewis

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Professor College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Department of Psychology Guelph, Ontario stephen.lewis@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53299

Bio/Research

Dr. Lewis’ research focuses on self-injury and related mental health concerns, with emphasis on understanding online self-injury communication, addressing self-injury in educational settings, understanding self-injury recovery, and advocating for individuals with lived experience. To do this end,...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Lewis’ research focuses on self-injury and related mental health concerns, with emphasis on understanding online self-injury communication, addressing self-injury in educational settings, understanding self-injury recovery, and advocating for individuals with lived experience. To do this end, his research adopts an action-oriented approach that gives voice to people with lived experience. The central goals of his work are: fostering resilience and recovery among people with lived experience, combatting stigma, and promoting a more compassionate understanding of self-injury. Commensurate with this, Dr. Lewis has been involved in a range of advocacy initiatives, including sharing his own lived experience through a TEDx Talk, publishing narratives and commentaries, and engaging in interviews and speaking events. He is the past president of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) and co-founder and co-director of Self-injury Outreach and Support (SiOS: www.sioutreach.org), which has been accessed in over 180 countries globally.

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Media Relations

Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

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Media Relations

Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

Angela Mulholland
angela.mulholland@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56982

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