Ms Carol-Ann Getty
Carol is a first-year PhD student examining the feasibility of using telephones to deliver behaviour change in addiction treatment.
Prior to starting her PhD, Carol worked as a Research Assistant in the Addictions Department on a feasibility trial to test whether attendance with supervised methadone consumption in pharmacies can be improved by using incentives delivered by telephone based interventions (TIES).
Carol is a Psychology graduate with a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She has experience of working within residential drug and alcohol detox units, substance misuse treatment centres and homeless hostels. Carol previously worked at Johns Hopkins Baltimore, in a Behavioural Research unit implementing and evaluating contingency management behavioural interventions that aim to achieve and maintain abstinence in unemployed treatment-resistant drug users, promote medication adherence in individuals living with HIV and reduce HIV-related risk behaviours in injection drug users.
Carol has a strong interest in drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness and contingency management behavioural interventions.