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Addictions and Substance Misuse

Joint Leads' Contact Details

Professor Rob Poole, Professor of Social Psychiatry, School of Social Sciences, Bangor University, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG, Email: rob.poole@wales.nhs.uk

and 

Dr Euan Hails, Clinical Lead for Psychosis and Recovery, Hywel Dda University Health Board, Community & Acute Adult Services, Caerbryn, Prince Philip Hospital, Bryngwyn Mawr Dafen Rd, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 8QF, e-mail: Euan.hails@wales.nhs.uk

Group Membership

Addictions Members list

Publications

Addictions publications list

Specific Funding Sources

  • Using mendelian randomisation to establish the causal role of cigarette smoking in anxiety and depression. Munafò, M.R. (P.I.), Davey Smith, G., Hickman, M., Lewis, G., Macleod, J. Medical Research Council (2012-2013), Project Grant MR/J01351X/1, £110,594 (fEC).
  • Causes, epidemiology and prevention of substance use (and gambling) among young people. PIs Hickman, M., Macleod, J., Munafò, M. and Emond, A. MRC Addiction Research Cluster Establishment grant. Amount £5,000.
  • Collaborative Study of Homeless People (CoSHoPe). Research support for the Salvation Army Biomedical Services. Period 01/09/07-31/12/09. Applicant: van den Bree, M.B.M. Amount £47,705.
  • Longitudinal study of social and cognitive risks for alcohol misuse in first year university Students. European Research Advisory Board. Applicants: Moore, S., van Goozen, S., van den Bree, M.B.M. Period: 01/03/2010-28/02/2012. Amount €113,050.14
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership. Investigation into how the interplay between characteristics of young people with experiences of homelessness and service provision by Llamau can be optimised to foster effective intervention. Funding bodies: ESCR, the Welsh Assembly Government and Llamau. Applicants: Shelton, K.S. and van den Bree, M.B.M. Period 03/11/10-02/11/13. Amount: £193,218.
  • Moore, van Goozen & van den Bree, 2010-2012, The European Foundation for Alcohol Research (80k Euros)
  • Peer group influences on the relationship between depressive symptoms and alcohol misuse in adolescence. Funding body: European Research Advisory Board (ERAB). Applicants: van den Bree, M.B.M. (PI), Shelton, K.S., Heron, J., Munafo. M., Hickman, M, and Maughan, B. Period 01/01/11-31/12/12. Amount 90,000 Euros.
  • Predicting change in the relationship between alcohol abuse and violence in young people. Medical Research Council. MRC Clinical Fellowship. Applicant R.M. Jones. Supervisors P. Taylor, M.B.M. van den Bree. Period 2008-2011. Amount £209,000.
  • Reducing avoidable deaths related to substance misuse: patterns and potential interventions. It was funded by NISCHR, as part of the AWARD contract, to a value of approximately £50,000. Applicant: Professor Helen Snooks.
  • Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, funded by the Welsh Government (approx £25,000), a PhD supervised by Helen Snooks and Professor Ian Russell. Paramedic Supplied "Take Home Naloxone": Feasibility Study by Chris Moore.