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Robin Davidson

Robin Davidson

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Professor and Consultant Clinical Psychologist

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Professor Robin Davidson has been a Consultant Clinical Psychologist for more years than he cares to remember. He worked in the Leeds Addiction Service before moving to Northern Ireland as Head of Clinical Psychology for the Northern Health Board. He has published widely in the field of alcohol dependence, motivation and health psychology and has editorial responsibilities for a number of addiction journals. replica u boat uk He left the NHS in...
John Davies

John Davies

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Director, Centre for Applied Psychology

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I am Professor of Psychology at the University of Strathclyde and Director of the Centre for Applied Social Psychology, although I am now semi-retired. The current interests of the Centre include alcohol use and misuse, the use and misuse of illegal drugs, psychometric and measurement issues in addiction and the nature of addiction itself. My text The Myth of Addiction argues that, although numbers of people experience terrible consequences as...
Mike Ashton Drug and Alcohol Findings

Mike Ashton Drug and Alcohol Findings

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Editor, Drug and Alcohol Findings

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Mike Ashton is a writer, editor and commentator on evaluation research in the drug and alcohol field. Mike is editor of Drug and Alcohol Findings which took the form of a magazine between 1999 and 2006 and is now a free-to-access web site featuring the Effectiveness Bank with an extensive range of articles including the much loved 'Manners Matter' series. Mike has also contributed to topical debates and discussions in the form of papers...
Griffith Edwards

Griffith Edwards

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Founder of the UK National Addiction Centre

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Griffith Edwards MD (1928-2012) spent his entire career from leaving Oxford University on the study and treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Addiction’ for many years and continued as Assistant Commissioning Editor.  Griffith was filmed at Stirling University for the Pathway to Recovery Seminar run Stirlings Department for Applied Social Science  This seminar can be heard in...
Rhoda Emlyn-Jones OBE

Rhoda Emlyn-Jones OBE

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Social Services Officer

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Rhoda Emlyn-Jones OBE, MA, CQSW, Dip SW Adult Substance Misuse Service Manager Cardiff and the Vale Social Services Departments.Rhoda has worked in Social Services in South Wales since the early eighties. Since that time she has grown and developed services under the umbrella of the Local authority and was awarded Welsh Woman of the Year in 2007 for over 25 years of innovative contributions to effective service delivery for individuals, families...
Elizabeth Ettorre

Elizabeth Ettorre

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Professor of Sociology

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Elizabeth Ettorre was born in the US where she received a BA in Sociology from Fordham University. She completed her PhD at the London School of Economics. Her sociological work has been in England, Finland and the USA and she holds honorary appointments at University of Exeter (UK), University of Helsinki (Finland), Abo Academy University (Finland) and Institute of Scientific Analysis (USA). She has a consistent research interest in gender and...
Alasdair Forsyth

Alasdair Forsyth

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Senior Research Fellow

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Alasdair Forsyth is a Senior Research Fellow at the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, and Institute for Society & Social Justice Research at Glasgow Caledonian University. Although originally a geographer, Alasdair has been working in the field of alcohol and other drugs research since 1985. Previous posts have included working on studies carried out at the Glasgow Centre for the Study of Violence at Glasgow in...
Sarah Galvani

Sarah Galvani

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Professor of Adult Social Care

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Sarah Galvani is the Professor of Adult Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her passion for her work in substance use stemmed from her early practice experiences with homeless people in London and New York. This passion continued into her social work education and practice in spite of the disciplinary challenges this posed. These challenges provided the impetus for her work and research which seeks to improve social work and...
Michael Gossop

Michael Gossop

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Prof. Institute of Psychiatry

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Professor Michael Gossop is a leading researcher at the National Addiction Centre, King’s College London. For more than 30 years, he worked in the addiction treatment services at the Maudsley Hospital in London. His publications include more than 400 works. He has acted as Specialist Adviser on drug misuse to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology, and as an expert adviser on substance misuse problems to the...
Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes

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Chief Executive National Treatment Agency

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Paul Hayes has been Chief Executive of the NTA since its creation in 2001. As Chief Executive, Paul advises Ministers and senior officials in the Department of Health and Home Office about all issues to do with the provision of drug treatment in England. He is the lead advisor to the NTA Board which is responsible for shaping the NTA’s strategic direction and leads the Senior Management Team in implementing the agency’s work...
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Lifeline Project and FEAD
Welcome to Lifeline and FEAD (Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs). This project has been shaped by the wealth of experience, openness, and knowledge of the contributors. You are invited to comment on the clips, which are supported by footnotes to which you can add. FEAD is an ongoing Lifeline Project initiative.

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Lifeline Project: In 1971 the Lifeline Project opened a day centre for drug users in Manchester. Since its foundation Lifeline has grown and developed, and now works in a diverse range of settings across the UK. Our purpose is to relieve poverty, sickness and distress among those persons affected by addiction to drugs of any kind, and to educate the public on matters relating to drug misuse.
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