Staff profile - Andrew Lewis

Aprof Andrew Lewis

Position: Research Academic
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Psychology
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446774 +61 3 92446774



Member, Australian Psychological Society

Member, APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Member, APS College of Counselling Psychologists (Full Member)

Member, Member of the APS Division of Research and Teaching

Registered Member, Psychologists Registration Board

Member, International Early Psychosis Association


Teaching Interests

Expertise categories

Conferences and seminars

Danaher (presenter), Lewis, Toumbourou Ricciardelli, Knight, (December, 2010) Prevention and Early Intervention Work with Australian Families. Winter School on Evidence-based Parenting and Family Skills Programs, Bangkok, Thailand. Lewis, (August 2010) The role of oxytocin in the development of attachment. 16th International Psychoanalytic Association: Research Training Program, University College London, UK. Bertino, (presenter) Lewis, Ricciardelli, Knight, Toumbourou (June, 2010) Options for family and individual treatments of youth mental health and substance abuse. International Conference of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia. Galbally, M., Lewis, A., Sandall, H., (November, 2007). Ante-natal predictors of post-natal depression and responsiveness to treatment at one month and 18 months post-partum. World Psychiatry Congress: Working Together for Mental Health: Melbourne Convention Centre. Lewis, A.,(June, 2005). Human evolution and the ontogeny of the self. Human Behaviour and Evolution Annual International Conference, Austin, Texas, USA.


Awards and prizes

2008 Faculty Award, Most Outstanding Course in School of Psychology.


Research projects

Andrew has previously worked as an academic at Monash, the University of Ballarat and Victoria University where he developed a number of postgraduate clinical training programs. Clinically he has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services such as the Older Adolescent Service and the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. He has also worked for over a decade in private practice. Andrews research has focused on developing and researching new treatment models for infant, child and adolescent mental health problems. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash.

Research interests

Andrew Lewis is a Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Professor based at Deakin University. He is also a Research Academic in Clinical Psychology within the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED) at Deakin. His research is focused on perinatal, child and adolescent mental health with particular interests in attachment, developmental aspects of depressive and psychotic disorders, parenting and evaluation of clinical and preventative interventions.

Research groups

Deakin Family Options


Mercy Pregnancy and Well Being Study (MPEWS)

Research page




Galbally, M. Snellen,M.  Lewis, A.J. (Eds.). (2013). Psychopharmacology and Pregnancy - Treatment Efficacy, Risks, and Guidelines. London: Springer.

Lewis. A., Gould. E., Habib, C. & King, R. (2010). Integrative Assessment in Clinical Psychology. Australian Academic Press: Brisbane.  ISBN: 9781921513589.


Selected Publications:

Lewis, A. J., Galbally, M., Gannon T., Symeonides C., (2014) Early life programming as a target for prevention of child and adolescent mental disorders: intervention and research directions. BMC Medicine: Special issue on Prevention of Mental Disorders.

Lewis, A.J.,  Bertino M., Skewes J., Shand L., Borojevic N., Lubman, D., Knight, T. Toumbourou J.W. (2013) The Family Options Clinical Trial: Engaging Youth with Depressive Disorders Using Family Based Interventions: Study Protocol for a Randomised Controlled Trial, Trials

Galbally, Megan, Lewis, Andrew James, van Ijzendoorn, Marinus and Permezel, Michael 2011, The role of oxytocin in mother-infant relations : a systematic review of human studies, Harvard review of psychiatry, vol. 19, no. 1, January/February, pp. 1-14.

Lewis, A.J. (2012). A call for an expanded synthesis of developmental and evolutionary paradigms. Behaviour and Brain Science, 35, 368-369. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X12001021.

Lewis, A.J., Tooley, G. (2009). Disorganized attachment and reproductive strategies. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 32, 35-36. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X0900017X.

Link to publications

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