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Overview

Expertise:

I have taught on the MSc/PG Progeramme in Alcohol and Drug Studies for over 30 years.

My research interests lie in areas related to alcohol/drug use and problems. This covers a wide range of disciplines, including health and social policy and teh effectiveness of interventions on idividual and family recovery from alcohol and drug problems including addcition.

 

Current Research:

Following on from a Joseph Rowntree grant I am interested in poverty/deprivation and its links to addiction, particularly as a driver in the context of health inequalities.

I am also looking at the impact of changes in alcohol sales in Scotland and the impact this may have on drinking culture, patterns and consequences.

Desired direction:

Beyond my current interests I am keen to collaborate/seek funding in currrent topics (health, family, criminal justice, policy) in relation to alcohol and drug issues.

I am also interested in studying/reviewing the emergence and changes in the delivery of addiction services over the last 40 years.

Targets:

Scottish Government.

Alcohol Research UK

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

external examiner, University of Brighton

1 Jul 20161 Jul 2019

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