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Addictions Department Staff

Dr Charlotte Tompkins

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

BA(Hons), MSc, PhD



Charlotte is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. She has worked in health and social research since completing her undergraduate Sociology and Social Policy degree. She conducted her PhD at the University of Leeds, which explored the impact of imprisonment on injecting drug use behaviours.



Charlotte has previously conducted a range of qualitative addictions research studies whilst employed by NHS Leeds and at NatCen Social Research. These have covered a number of different topics, including hepatitis C amongst homeless drug injectors, drug use in prison, injecting drug use practices, and drug treatment (including barriers injecting drug users face accessing treatment, opiate detoxification trials, a dedicated drug court process evaluation, and an evaluation of the integrated drug treatment system in prison). Recently, she has worked alongside colleagues on developing a patient reported outcome measure for addiction. Her current research focuses on realist evaluations of recovery oriented interventions with Professor Jo Neale and Professor Sir John Strang.

Charlotte is very experienced in using qualitative research methods, especially focus groups and in-depth interviews. She teaches qualitative research within the IoPPN, supervises MSc student dissertations and facilitates a Qualitative Journal Club for staff and students in the Addictions Department.


A list of Charlotte's recent publications can be found on the KCL Research Portal.

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