New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group 2013

New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group 2013
LOCATION
Birmingham
EVENT THEME
Alcohol Policy
EVENT SUMMARY

New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group has provided a safe environment where alcohol practitioners, researchers, service managers and commissioners have explored and debated contemporary challenges in the field since the mid 1970.

2013 conference reviews the development of alcohol related work with families including some of the leading researchers internationally: Professor Jim Orford; Professor Alex Copello and Professor Richard Velleman.

A regular feature was the Alcohol Research UK research symposium, which this...
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Event speakers:

Jim Orford
Professor Jim Orford trained in clinical psychology and obtained his PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, London... Read more >
Jim McCambridge
Jim McCambridge was first trained in Sociology, and then in Social Work, and went on to work with drug users.... Read more >
Mike Ashton
Mike is a writer, editor and commentator on evaluation research in the drug and alcohol field... Read more >

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Alex Copello
Prof. Alex Copello Bsc, Msc, Phd., is Professor of Addiction Research at The School of Psychology, University of Birmingham... Read more >
Tim Leighton
Tim is a Director of the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies at Action on Addiction whose vision is to 'free people from addiction and its effects'... Read more >

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Ray Hodgson
Professor Ray Hodgson has been the Research Director at Alcohol Research UK (formerly the AERC) since 2000... Read more >

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Dr James Nicholls
Dr James Nicholls is Research Manager at Alcohol Research UK and and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine... Read more >
Richard Velleman
Richard is Emeritus Professor of Mental Health Research... Read more >
Richard McVey
Richard has worked for Aquarius since 1997. In that time he has worked in a range of roles including Counsellor... Read more >
Claire Hampson
She works primarily in the field of Clinical and Health Psychology and lectures at both undergraduate and MSc level... Read more >
Wulf Livingston
Wulf is a senior lecturer at Glyndwr University.... Read more >
Helen Garratt
Hellen is Practice Development Manager at Aquarius
Laura Nice
Laura is Development Officer at Addiction and the International Family Netowrk (AFIN)
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Mike is a writer, editor and commentator on evaluation research in the drug and alcohol field. Mike is editor of Drug and Alcohol Findings (link to the web site) 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 'Mannesrs Matter' series. Mike has also contributed to topical debates and discussions in the form of papers such 'The New Abstentionists' and 'A Flag in the Breeze'.
Prof. Alex Copello Bsc, Msc, Phd., is Professor of Addiction Research at The School of Psychology, University of Birmingham and Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the Birmingham and Solihull NHS Foundation Trust addiction services. His interests include the study of the impact of addiction upon families and the development and evaluation of family and social network based interventions. Alex has been involved in international cross-cultural research assessing the impact of addiction on families in Mexico, Australia and Italy.He publishes regularly in scientific journals and has co-authored/edited a number of publications including: Living with Drink: Women Who Live with Problem Drinkers (1998); Substance Misuse in Psychosis: Approaches to Treatment and Service Delivery (2002) Cognitive Behavioural Integrated Treatment (2004), and Social Behaviour and Network Therapy for Alcohol Problems (2009).
Richard has worked for Aquarius since 1997. In that time he has worked in a range of roles including Counsellor, Senior Practitioner and Service Manager. He has developed the Women and Families Alcohol Service, The Family Alcohol Service, The Family Drug Service and the Family Drug and Alcohol Service whilst at Aquarius. His present role is Service Manager for Aquarius Family Services, managing a range of services across the Midlands supporting families affected by Alcohol and Drugs. This includes services commissioned to safeguard children as a result of parental substance misuse. He has been a participating therapist in a number of research trials including the UK Alcohol Treatment Trial (UKATT) 1997-2001, the Involving Family Members Research Project 2004-2007, and was part of the research team for the Involving Family Members across Organisations Research Project 2008-2011.
Dr James Nicholls is Research Manager at Alcohol Research UK and and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr Nicholls is author of The Politics of Alcohol: A History of the Drink Question in England, and has published widely on the history of drinking and addiction. In 2011-12, he completed a British Academy research fellowship on recent developments in British alcohol policy, and has previously completed a research fellowship investigating historical perspectives on local alcohol interventions for the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Jim McCambridge was first trained in Sociology, and then in Social Work, and went on to work with drug users. He is a senior lecturer in Behaviour Change in London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 2012 he was elected as the President of the WHO-sponsored International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Drugs (INEBRIA). He is a current member of the expert advisory group to the United Nations office for Drug Control project to develop International Standards on Prevention. Within the UK, Jim has served on NICE and ACMD working groups producing reports for policy and practice, and is on DH and other steering committees (NIHR) and funding panels (ALRUK) for national research programmes.
Richard is Emeritus Professor of Mental Health Research. He is a leading authority on substance misuse, with a special interest in the impact of this misuse on other family members, including children. He is a leading member of the Alcohol, Drugs and the Family research network, and a member on the 15-person Scientific Committee of the EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction).
Professor Jim Orford trained in clinical psychology and obtained his PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, London; spent mid-career years in Exeter occupying a joint NHS/University post, including directing the Clinical Psychology programme; and moved to Birmingham University in 1993. He has researched and written extensively about addiction and has a special interest in problem gambling. He served as an academic adviser for the British Gambling Prevalence Surveys of 2000, 2007 and 2010. Amongst his publications is the book An Unsafe Bet? The Dangerous Rise of Gambling and the Debate We Should Be Having, published in 2011. He is a founder of Gambling Watch UK.
Claire works primarily in the field of Clinical and Health Psychology and lectures at both undergraduate and MSc level. She also teaches on a range of other modules including Biological Psychology, Research Methods and Analysis and Epidemiology and Statistics. Claire's PhD evaluated an evidence-based family-intervention to promote the inclusion of affected family members within routine addiction services.
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Tim is a Director of the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies at Action on Addiction whose vision is to 'free people from addiction and its effects'. Action on Addiction offers research, treatment, family support, education and training. Tim has been involved ina number of recent national initiatives including the NICE Psychosocial Guideline Development Group, the UK Drug Policy Commission Recovery Consensus Group.
Professor Ray Hodgson has been the Research Director at Alcohol Research UK (formerly the AERC) since 2000. He is probably best known both for his support of research and researchers in the field and for his role in the development of brief interventions and the FAST alcohol screening test.
Wulf is a senior lecturer at Glynd?r University. He spent the last 20 years working ina range of community social work settings both voluntary and statuary, working predominantly in the field of alcohol and drugs. Additionally, Wulf provided specialist supervision to social work teams, and is a director of several charities and is active within the growing North Wales recovery movement.replica cartier uk
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