Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Dr Sheila Howitt

Dr Sheila Howitt is a Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Psychiatry.


Dr Sheila Howitt

Clinical Lecturer

  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

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Dr Howitt studied Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and completed her Core Psychiatric training in the South East Scotland Deanery. She is currently undertaking Higher Training in Forensic Psychiatry in tandem with her university work.

Research interests

Dr Howitt’s research interests lie in offender mental health. She has a particular interest in personality disorders and psychopathy. She is currently engaged in research investigating Attention Deficit Disorder in offending populations and its links with criminality.

Selected publications

Segmental vessel ligation in patients undergoing anterior spinal deformity surgery
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (2008) British Volume, Vol 90-B, Issue 4, 474-479
Tsirikos AI, Howitt SP, McMaster MJ
Clozapine Antipsychotic Polypharmacy: audit of use and patient monitoring
The Psychiatrist (2013) 37: 322-325
Wilson S, Hamilton R, Callender J, MacManus A, Howitt S, Okpo

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