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Addictions Department Staff

Dr Beverly Love


BSc, MSc, PhD, CPsychol



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Beverly is a researcher working in the National Addictions Centre on the ADVANCE programme, an NIHR funded study that “brings key stakeholders together from both the domestic violence and substance use sectors to develop an evidence based intervention to address both substance use and intimate partner violence.”

Beverly completed her PhD thesis (in 2017) on the cycle of relapse and recovery of Class A drug using offenders who were part of the Drug Interventions Programme (DIP). Beverly’s interests within this area stem from her time developing and implementing the DIP across England & Wales during her time working for the UK Government’s Home Office (2002-2010).

Beverly’s previous roles in the Home Office included working in the Prolific and Other Priority Offender Programme and the Integrated Offender Management Programme. During her 12 year career in the UK Government her roles have included conducting research projects, managing and commissioning research contracts and advising policy colleagues about the application and relevance of research in policy and practice.

Beverly was awarded the Society for the Study of Addiction studentship in 2015 to help support her PhD research. She holds a BSc (Joint Hons) in Psychology & Criminology and an MSc in Forensic Psychology.

She has a strong interest in substance users with offending backgrounds and mental health. She is interested in developmental psychological approaches to further understand these co-morbidities.  


A full list of Beverly's publications can be found on the King's Research Portal.

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