Clive Tobutt

Dr Clive Tobutt

Teaching Fellow in Integrated Care (Mental Health Nursing)
Registered Nurse, PhD
+44 (0)1483 682950
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Wednesday and Thursday

Academic and research departments

School of Health Sciences.


Areas of specialism

Mental Health; Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders; Motivational Interviewing

University roles and responsibilities

  • Teaching Fellow

    Affiliations and memberships

    Society for the Study of Addicition
    Ordinary Member

    My publications


    David Gamblin, Clive Tobutt, Bob Patton (2020)Alcohol identification and brief advice in England’s criminal justice system: a review of the evidence, In: Journal of Substance Use Taylor and Francis

    Background: Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) in England have a prevalence rate of about 27% in the general population. There is good evidence to suggest that Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) delivered in health-care settings reduces both consumption and related harms. Criminal Justice Settings offer opportunities for the identification of AUDs and afford a “teachable moment” where a link is made between alcohol use and consequence at which to deliver appropriate interventions. Objective: To identify areas in the English Criminal Justice System where the deployment of alcohol screening and brief interventions could reduce alcohol consumption and related harms. Methods: A rapid literature review for the prevalence of alcohol use disorders and the effectiveness of screening and brief interventions in criminal justice settings as well as conducting telephone interviews of key informant interviews. Conclusion: With young offenders, there is a lack of trials and none from the U.K. With AssestPlus screening it would appear more feasible to conduct a trial here than in other criminal justice settings which may offer an advantage than other settings.