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PhD Students

Mr Thomas Ainscough / PROFILE

Thesis: Randomised trial to test Contingency Management to support smoking cessation amongst persistent opiate-addicts in treatment, investigating initial effect and factors influencing persistence or breakdown.

SupervisorsProfessor Ann McNeill and Dr Leonie Brose

Ms Karen Bailey / PROFILE

Thesis: The development of trauma-Informed care to support women With experiences of interpersonal violence, problematic substance use and post-traumatic stress (PTS).

Supervisor: Dr Gail Gilchrist and Louise Howard

Ms Rosalind Blackwood 

Thesis: The identification of nature and natural history of the alcohol-related frequent attender (ARFA) population.

Supervisor: Professor Colin Drummond and Professor Michael Lynskey

Mr Robert Calder

Thesis: Designing online training to improve best practice among the substance misuse workforce: a mixed methods study.

Supervisors: Dr Kyle Dyer and Dr Jo Neale

Ms Zoe Davey

Thesis: Understanding new drug trends: Exploring the nature of mephedrone use.

Supervisors: Professor Colin Drummond and Dr Paolo Deluca

Ms Katie East / PROFILE

Thesis: Developing and Testing a Tool to Measure Social Norms Towards Smoking and Nicotine Use.

Supervisors: Professor Ann McNeill and Dr Sara Hitchman

Mr Brian Eastwood

Thesis: The impact of treatment in the course of substance use disorder.

Supervisors: Professor John Marsden and Professor Sir John Strang

Hesham Elarabi

Thesis: Optimising opiod therapy outcomes for opiod use disorder using personalised dosing and therapeutic drug monitoring: a randomised controlled trial.

Supervisor: Professor John Marsden and Abdu Adem

Ms Thalia Escamilla De La Torre / PROFILE

Thesis: Cannabis use and its association with psychotic symptoms in Mexico.

Supervisors: Professor Michael Lynskey and Dr Clare Mackie

Ms Stephanie Learmonth

Thesis: A realist evaluation of recovery-focused interventions for individuals experiencing multiple and complex needs.

Supervisor: Dr Joanne Neale and Professor Sir John Strang

Ms Kim McCall

Thesis: Realist evaluation of diversionary and leisure activities in addiction recovery.

Supervisor: Dr Joanne Neale and Professor Sir John Strang

Ms Rebecca McDonald / PROFILE

Thesis: Non-Injectable njectable Naloxone For The Prevention Of Opioid Overdose Deaths.

Supervisors: Professor Sir John Strang and Professor David Taylor
Ms Joanna Milward / PROFILE 

Thesis: Development, acceptability and effectiveness of engagement promoting strategies in a smartphone app targeting harmful drinking in adults.

Supervisor: Dr Paolo Deluca and Professor Colin Drummond

Ms Ana Morande

Thesis: Contingency management in addictions treatment: A realist evaluation of a technology-driven intervention for relapse prevention in alcohol dependence.

Supervisor: Dr Joanne Neale and Professor Sir John Strang

Ms Paulina Romani Lopez

Thesis: Realist evaluation of addiction services working with family members and significant others.

Supervisor: Dr Joanne Neale and Professor Sir John Strang

Ms Milana Smolkina

Thesis: Epidemiological and genetic associations between cannabis use and major depressive disorder (MDD).

Supervisors: Professor Michael Lynskey and Dr Katherine Morley

Ms Basak Tas

Thesis: Acute opioid overdose: improving understanding through laboratory investigation.

Supervisors: Professor Sir John Strang and Dr Caroline Jolley


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