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FEYLYN MERCEDIES LEWIS, PHD

Young Caregiver Researcher. Speaker. Writer. Advocate.

 

ABOUT DR. FEYLYN LEWIS

I conduct international research with children and young adults who provide care for sick or disabled family members and friends. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, I have cared for my disabled mother since I was 11 years old. This experience led me to research lives of young caregivers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe. While continuing to build impact through research, I remain committed to raising the profile of young caregivers through blog writing, podcasts, and speaking engagements around the world.

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MY RESEARCH

A Snapshot of My Work

ME-WE: PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT FOR PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING AMONG ADOLESCENT YOUNG CARERS IN EUROPE

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I led the United Kingdom team for a 39 month research project designed to strengthen the resilience of adolescent young carers, improve their mental health and well-being, and mitigate the negative influences of psychosocial and environmental factors. The project developed an innovative framework of primary prevention interventions tested and adapted in six European countries: Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

YOUNG CARERS AIMING HIGH: YOUNG ADULT CARERS ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

  

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I served as the education research leader of a mixed methods research project jointly conducted with the Carers Centre of Brighton and Hove on the barriers to higher education for young carers.

“WHO AM I?”: AN EXPLORATION OF THE IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG ADULT CARERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND UNITED STATES

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My doctoral research at the University of Birmingham focused on the identity development of young adult caregivers living in the United Kingdom and United States; it is the only UK-USA comparative research project involving young caregivers to date.

 

WATCH ME IN ACTION

 
 

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