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Dr Sharon Stevelink

Education/Academic qualification

  • Master of Science, LSHTM London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • Master of Science, VU Amsterdam

  • Doctor of Science, VU Amsterdam

  • Bachelor of Science, VU Amsterdam


Biographical details

Dr Sharon Stevelink is a Lecturer in Epidemiology and she is part of the Department of Psychological Medicine and King’s Centre for Military Health Research, King’s College London. She is driving a research agenda exploring occupational mental health. She is especially interested in how working in high risk occupations, such as the military, police force, fire brigade and ambulance services, impacts on the mental health of people working in these jobs, what can be done to foster resilience and how help-seeking for mental health problems can be encouraged. Her research findings informed policy and service delivery concerning the mental health provision for serving and ex-serving military personnel.


Further, she is the Principal Investigator of the Occupation and PsychiaTrIc Morbidity consortiUM (OPTIMUM). This consortium drives data linkages and uses routinely collected mental health and other data to advance our understanding about the relationships of welfare and occupational status with mental disorders, treatment, well-being and recovery. This is a collaboration of 11 co-investigators from different schools and departments across King’s College London as well as the Department for Work and Pensions as an external partner.

Participation in conference

Research, War Veterans, Reservists and Families: living in an alien world

Sharon Stevelink (Speaker)

24 Sep 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Leprosy Congress

Sharon Stevelink (Speaker)

17 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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