Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behaviours
This research theme focuses on work around identification and intervention for legal and illicit substance use and misuse, and encompasses other addictive behaviours such as gambling.
Our activity is based on research that has clear relevance to reducing drug, alcohol or gambling-related harms.
We have a number of externally funded projects and related postgraduate researchers. Our recent portfolio of activity includes:
- The use of smartphone / wearable tech to monitor and intervene with opiate users (NHS funded)
- Identification & Brief Advice (alcohol) for adolescents in ED settings (NIHR funded)
- Identification & Brief Advice (alcohol) in CJS settings (University of Surrey funded)
- Substance use in the independent schools sector (MSc)
- Inoculation against binge drinking (PhD)
- Gambling and Social Responsibility messages (PhD)
Our work is disseminated through a variety of outputs (edited books, peer reviewed journals, conference presentations, broadcast / social media) and creates impact through citations in treatment and policy guidelines, briefing papers and evidence updates.
We utilise both quantitative and qualitative research approaches and have a track record of carrying out research collaboratively with colleagues outside the School of Psychology – locally, nationally and internationally.
Research group lead
Research group members
Postgraduate research students
|Christos Kouimtsidis||SABP NHS Trust, Imperial College London, Predicticare (USA) Inc.|
|Mr Clive Tobutt||University of Westminster|
|Grant Devilly||Griffith University|
|Colin Drummond||Kings College London|
|Heather Gage||School of Economics, University of Surrey|