Dr Sam Tromans

Honorary Academic Clinical Lecturer in Social and Epidemiological Psychiatry

Dr Sam Tromans

CONTACT DETAILS

Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
George Davies Centre
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

Tel: +44 (0)116 373 6801

Email:   sjt56@leicester.ac.uk

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc hons), University of Leicester, 2010
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), University of Leicester, 2011
  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych), 2015
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (PGCME), University of Dundee, 2016
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2018

Areas of Interest

 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Tromans, S., Yao, G., Kiani, R., Alexander, R., Al-Uzri, M., Brugha, T. (In press). Study Protocol: An investigation of the prevalence of autism among adults admitted to acute mental health wards: A cross-sectional pilot study. BMJ Open Vol 9 (12)
  • Brugha, T., Tyrer, F., Leaver, A., Lewis, S., Seaton, S., Morgan, Z. Tromans, S., Van Rensburg, K. (In press). Testing Adults by Questionnaire for Social and Communication Disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, in an Adult Mental Health Service Population. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. e1814. https://doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1814
  • Chester, V., Wells, H., Lovell, M., Melvin, C., Tromans, S. (2019). The prevention of offending behaviour by people with intellectual disabilities: a case for specialist childhood and adolescent early intervention. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. Vol 13, (5), pp: 216-227.
  • Odiyoor, M., Tromans, S., Alexander, R., Akbari, S., Bell, G., Bering, S., Jaydeokar, S., Shetty, A (2019). The Role of Specialist Inpatient Rehabilitation Services for People with Intellectual Disability, Autism and Mental Health, Behavioural or Forensic Needs. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. Vol 13, (5), pp: 204-215.
  • Tromans, S., Diehl, B., Kiani, R. (2019). Association of temporal lobe epilepsy with gambling disorder in a patient with mild intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy. Vol 69, pp: 17-19.
  • Tromans, S.J., Chester, V., Kapugama, C., Elliott, A., Robertson, S., Barrett, M. (2019). The PAAFID Project: Exploring the Perspectives of Autism in Adult Females among Intellectual Disability Healthcare Professionals. Advances in Autism, Vol 5, (3), pp: 157-170.
  • Tharian, P., Henderson, S., Wathanasin, N., Hayden, N., Chester, V., Tromans, S. (2019). Characters with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Fiction: Where are the Women and Girls? Advances in Autism. Vol 5, (1), pp: 50-63.
  • Tromans, S., Chester, V., Wells, H., Alexander, R. (2018). Deliberate ingestion of foreign bodies as a form of self-harm among inpatients within forensic mental health and intellectual disability services. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology. Vol 30, (2), pp: 189-202.
  • Tromans, S.J., Andrews, H., Wani, A., Gangadharan, S.K. (2018). The ELCIDD Project: An Audit of End of Life Care in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. Vol 16, (1), pp: 88-92.
  • Tromans, S., Chester, V., Kiani, R., Alexander, R.T., Brugha, T. (2018). The Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adult Psychiatric Inpatients: A Systematic Review. Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health: CP & EMH. Vol 14, pp: 177-187.
  • Chester, V., Vollm, B., Tromans, S., Kapugama C., Alexander R.T. (2018). Long-Stay Forensic Psychiatric Patients with and without Intellectual Disability: A Comparison of Characteristics and Needs. BJPsych Open. Vol 4, (4), pp: 226-234.
  • Tromans, S., Adams, C. (2018). Brief Report: Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Comprehensive Survey of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Vol 48, (9), pp: 3228-3232
  • Velayudhan, L., Baillion, S., Urbaskova, G., McCulloch, L., Tromans, S.J., Storey, M., Lindesay, J., Bhattacharyya, S. (2018). Driving Cessation in Younger People with Cognitive Impairment and Dementia. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra. Vol 8, (1), pp: 190-198.
  • Chester, V., Tromans, S., Kapugama, C., Gunaratna, I., Langdon, P., & Alexander, R. T. (2018). A Phenomenological Approach to Diagnosing Psychosis in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability: A Case Series. Advances in Autism. Vol 4, (2), pp: 39-48.
  • Alexander, R.T., Shankar, R., Cooper, S.A., Bhaumik, S., Hastings, R., Kapugama, C.L., Tromans, S.J., Roy, A. (2017). Antipsychotic Prescribing in People with Learning Disability – Challenges and Pitfalls. British Journal of General Practice, Vol 67. (661), pp: 372-373.
  • Shelton, A., Tromans, S.J., Bhaumik. S., Kiani, R. (2017). Psychotic Phenomena in Ring Chromosome 20 Syndrome: A Case Report. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. Vol 11, (1), pp: 8-16.
  • Bhaumik, S., Tromans, S.J., Gangadharan, S.K., Kapugama, C.L., Michael, D., Wani, A., Michael, G., Kiani, R. (2017). Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Competency Framework for Psychiatrists. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health. Vol 10, (4), pp: 468-476
  • Kiani, R., Biswas, A., Devapriam, J., Alexander, R.T., Ganghadaran, S.K., Andrews, H., Tromans, S.J. (2015). Clozapine Use in Personality Disorder and Intellectual Disability. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. Vol 9, (6), pp: 363-370.

 

Other Publications

  • Bhaumik, S., Tromans, S.J., Gumber, R., Gangavati, S. (2020). Clinical Assessment including Bedside Diagnosis. In S. Bhaumik & R.T. Alexander (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability (pp. 7-22). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (Book Chapter). 
  • Tromans, S.J., Umar, A., Torr, J., Alexander, R.T., Bhaumik, S. (2020). Depressive Disorders in people with Intellectual Disability. In S. Bhaumik & R.T. Alexander (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability (pp. 105-116). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (Book Chapter).
  • Tromans, S.J., Jones, I., Guratna, I., Alexander, R.T., Orr, N., Bhaumik, S. (2020). Bipolar Disorders in people with Intellectual Disability. In S. Bhaumik & R.T. Alexander (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability (pp. 117-128). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (Book Chapter).
  • Thurston, R., Tromans, S.J., Chester, V., Cooper, S.A, Strydom, A., Bhaumik, S., Rai, D. (2020). Current and Future Research Priorities in the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability. In S. Bhaumik & R.T. Alexander (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability (pp. 275-288). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (Book Chapter).
  • Thurston, R., Tromans, S.J., Chester, V., Cooper, S.A, Strydom, A., Bhaumik, S., Rai, D. (In press). Current and Future Research Priorities in the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability. In S. Bhaumik & R.T. Alexander (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (Book Chapter).
  • Tromans, S.J., Chester, V., Alexander, R.T. (2019). Assessing People with Intellectual Disabilities who have engaged in Fire Setting. In W.R. Lindsay, L.A. Craig & D. Griffiths (Eds.), What Works for Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (pp. 193-218). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley (Book Chapter).
  • Velayudhan, L., Baillon, S., Tromans, S., McCulloch, L., Lindesay, J., Storey, M., Kotecha, J., Lau, L., Khodabux, N., Bhattacharyya, S. (2017). Prevalence and Factors Influencing Driving Cessation in Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, Vol 13, (7), pp: 874 (Published Abstract).
  • Tromans, S.J., Nale, J.Y., Jenkins, D.R, Clokie, M.R.J. (2010). Understanding the Contribution of the Temperate Bacteriophages of Clostridium difficile to Clinical Outcome. Journal of Infection. Vol 61, (6), pp: 520-521 (Published Abstract).

 

Selected Presentations

  • The Prevalence of Diabetes among Individuals with Autism: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Seattle Club Conference. London, 16th December 2019.
  • Research in Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability: A Trainee Perspective. Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability Trainee Conference. Cardiff, 22nd November 2019.
  • Gaining Basic Proficiencies in End of Life Care. Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability Annual Conference. Leeds, 26th September 2019.
  • The Prevalence of Autism in Mental Health Inpatient Services. Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability Annual Conference. Leeds, 26th September 2019.
  • End of Life Care in Learning Disability. Therapeutics in Intellectual Disability Symposium. Leicester, 23rd November 2018.
  • The PAAFID Project: Exploring the Perspectives of Autism in Adult Females among Intellectual Disability Healthcare Professionals. Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability Annual Conference. Liverpool, 5th October 2018.
  • The Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adult Psychiatric Inpatients: A Systematic Review. European Psychiatric Association: 19th Congress of the Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry. Vienna, 5th April 2018 (Oral Presentation).
  • An Introduction to Movement Disorders in Patients with Learning Disability. 20th Therapeutics in Learning Disability Symposium. Leicester, 10th November 2017 (Oral Presentation, co-delivered with R. Kiani).
  • A Retrospective Study into Factors affecting the Clinical Course of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (EOAD). Royal College of Psychiatrists Trent Division Annual Conference. Nottingham, 19th November 2014 (Oral Presentation).
  • Understanding the Contribution of the Temperate Bacteriophages of Clostridium difficile to Clinical Outcome. 13th Annual Journal of Infection Scientific Meeting, held by the British Infection Society / Association of Medical Microbiologists. London, 14th May 2010 (Oral Presentation).

 

Professional Roles

  • Honorary Academic Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry (August 2017 – present): Undertaking a PhD as part of this role.
  • Honorary Visiting Clinical Fellow in Medical Education, Department of Medical and Social Care Education, University of Leicester (March 2013 – February 2014).
  • Editor of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Trent Division e-Newsletter  (April 2015 – September 2019).

 

Prizes

  • Alec Shapiro Prize, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2019.
  • Highly Commended Paper, Emerald Literati Awards, 2019.
  • East Midlands PhD Travel/Research Prize, NIHR CLAHRC, 2019
  • NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio Adoption, The SPRINT Study, 2019.
  • Awarded Funding by NIHR Senior Investigator, 2018.
  • Medical Trainee of the Year Award (Specialist Registrar Category), Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, 2018.
  • Public Involvement Award, NIHR Research Design Service East Midlands, 2017.
  • Alec Shapiro Prize, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2017.

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